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The Brothers York — An English Tragedy

Thomas Penn             Penguin 2020             655pp (paperback)

Subject: The rise and fall of the York dynasty, Edward IV and Richard III, and their interaction with Lancaster and Warwick

Comments: As soon as I discovered that the author had previously written The Winter King about Henry VII I knew I had to buy it, and have not been disappointed. Written in a clear yet detailed style, it narrates and explains the changing relationships between Edward and Warwick, Lancaster and the Woodvilles, against the background of those interactions between England, France and Burgundy, not to mention Scotland and the Papacy. The culmination of the Wars of the Roses. I have learned so much from this book.

September 2022.