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  • Duchess of Glitz

    The War of the Roses, Red Rose of Tudor and the White Rose of York. History expounded in the most entertaining way. Was Richard III a hunchbacked villain or the greatest York to occupy the throne? Answer lies within these covers.

  • Nadine Sculland

    The Sunne In Splendour: A Novel of Richard III on my book list

  • Margaret Reeves

    One of my favorite authors and truly a great book.

  • Cynthia Schilling

    One of my all time favorite books...

  • Kathleen Moore

    The Sunne In Splendour: A Novel of Richard III - Penman is my absolute favorite historical author.

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Penman brings the past to life. Historically as accurate as possible (she explains all deviance from fact), she is arguably one of the best historical fiction writers today. This book tells the story of Llewelyn of Wales and Joanna, daughter of King John of England. Truly a favorite!

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