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The Sunne in Splendour

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**To celebrate thirty years since its first publication, Pan Macmillan are proud to publish this special, re-edited edition, with a new author's note ... Show synopsis

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Grasshoppah

Historical Novel

by Grasshoppah on Dec 16, 2010

The Sunne in Splendour is Sharon Kay Penman's first novel, and what a beginning it was. It is, for anyone interested in "real" history and a ripping good tale, a first rate novel. The story of Richard III and the fates that forged him. The story is one of unflagging loyalty to a brother and king who ... More

Rosalie S

Sunne in Splendour

by Rosalie S on Sep 2, 2010

Very pleased to receive this book at a competitive price. More

Jekyll

Counterpoint to Shakespeare

by Jekyll on Jul 9, 2010

The book starts with the battles between the York and Lancaster factions for the crown of England. It ends with the defeat of Richard III at Bosworth Field by Henry Tudor, who joined the houses of York and Lancaster by marrying Edward IV's daughter. The book covers the battles and intrigues in 15th ... More

donna

RICHARD III ALIVE AGAIN

by donna on Jul 17, 2007

THIS AMAZING AUTHOR HAS REDEEMED RICHARD III FOR ALL TIME. LONG DEPICTED AS EVIL INCARNATE, THE AUTHOR HAS PAINTED A TOTALLY DIFFERENT PICTURE OF RICHARD AND GIVEN A PLAUSIBLE EXPLANATION FOR THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER. ALTHOUGH QUITE A LONG BOOK , ITS PACE IS VERY FAST. THE BATTLE ... More

DayLee

Truly a

by DayLee on Apr 17, 2007

Ms. Penman spent many years researching the documents and accounts of Richard III, the last Plantagenet king of England, and it shows. History is always written by the victor and in no case is this truer than in Richard's. He is most often portrayed as a malformed, evil regent/king who may have murdered ... More

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