This Son of York by Anne Easter SmithPublication Date: November 10, 2019 Bellastoria Press eBook & Paperback; 504 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction Read an excerpt.
is the winter of our discontent, Made glorious summer by This Son of York..." -- William Shakespeare, Richard III Richard III was Anne's muse for her first five books, but, finally, in This Son of York he becomes her protagonist. The story of this English king is one of history's most compelling, made even more fascinating through the discovery in 2012 of his bones buried under a car park in Leicester. This new portrait of England's most controversial king is meticulously researched and brings to vivid life the troubled, complex Richard of Gloucester, who ruled for two years over an England tired of war and civil strife. The loyal and dutiful youngest son of York, Richard lived most of his short life in the shadow of his brother, Edward IV, loyally supporting his sibling until the mantle of power was thrust unexpectedly on him. Some of his actions and motives were misunderstood by his enemies to have been a deliberate usurpation of the throne, but throughout his life, Richard never demonstrated any loftier ambitions than to honorably discharge his duty to his family and his country. In a gentler vein, despite the cruel onset of severe scoliosis in his teens, Richard did find love, first with a lover and then in his marriage to Anne Neville. Between these two devoted women in his life, he sired three and perhaps four children. Bringing the Plantagenet dynasty to a violent end, Richard was the last king of England to die in battle. This Son of York is a faithful chronicle of this much maligned man.
Loved love this book!! Kept me engaged through the whole story until the end!
And I even thought about it afterwards. Too bad I couldn't travel back in time for real. I really would like to have met Richard the 3rd. Although I do have to admit there were some places that dug me down a bit but still I enjoyed it.
I learned quite a few things about Richard that I never knew about.
Anne Easter is a fantastic author and I've followed her for quite awhile now. So I was excited about getting this book!
She paints us a vivid detailed life of Richard the 3rd and I was able to imagine that I was in the book with him. I felt that I got to know him real well.
I wanted to scream at George a lot in the early years. In fact I even want to do some of the things to him he did to Dickon. Poor little feller. Family cannot be trusted!
I've felt often as Richard did. Friends generally treat you better than family does.
The cover is quite gorgeous! And of course the story matches the title quite well.
If you like the English Royal family then I invite you to read this tale about Richard.
Who knew that a car park would be built over top of your gravesite? Just creepy that's what! I'm surprised it's not haunted
My thanks to Historical Virtual Tours for a copy of this book. NO compensations were received. All opinions are my own
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