The Lost Kings: Lancaster, York and Tudor.

£17.00

The Lost Kings: Lancaster, York and Tudor.

£17.00

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The century spanning the wars of the roses and the reigns of the Tudor kings was a volatile time of battle and bloodshed, execution and unexpected illness. Life could be nasty, brutish and short. Some met their end in battle, others were dragged to the block, losing everything for daring to aspire to the throne. Some were lost in mysterious circumstances, like Edward V, the elder of the Princes in the Tower. But the majority of these young men died in their teens, on the brink of manhood. They represent the lost paths of history, the fascinating “what-ifs” of the houses of York and Tudor. They also diverted the route of dynastic inheritance, with all the complicated implications that could bring, passing power into some unlikely hands. This book examines ten such figures in detail, using their lives to build a narrative of this savage century.

'I am a huge fan of historical biographer Amy License and eagerly await the release of her books. Her new work 'The Lost Kings' is no exception and as usual, with Amy License, is comprehensively researched and thoroughly exciting and dramatic! The book is divided into eleven concise and separate chapters as she narrates the story of the nearly men who could so easily have become Kings of England. They include diverse figures such as Edward of Westminster, Edmund Earl of Rutland ,Edward of Middleham,John De la Pole, Earl of Lincoln, Edward, Earl, of Warwick, Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, Guildford Dudley(Husband of Lady Jane Grey) and Henry Fitzroy Duke of Somerset and Richmond. Curiously she writes about King Edward V whose reign lasted less then two months and was never crowned, and one true King, Edward VI reigned 1547-53 but who died still a minor at the age of 15. This book is utterly compelling and endlessly fascinating as she narrates in her usual lively and accessible style the story of these men, most of whom died very young and often in violent circumstances. History usually narrates only the side of the winners but Amy reminds us there is another story in History and these young men who died so early could have had a different future and ruled a mighty nation! This book is a terrific read and was another book I could not put down from beginning to end! I love these history counterfactual books and I am sure you will too when your order your copy from Amazon who knows you may become hooked on Amy License like I truly am.' Amazon Review.

'Amy Licence always delivers. This was both very thought-provoking, and a reminder of just how tenuous life could be in the times of the Wars of the Roses and the Tudors. Which way might history have gone if these princes and kings had not died so prematurely?' Amazon Review.