First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
xxiii, 660 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
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"Originally published in Great Britain in 2019 by Penguin Random House UK."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"For fans of Hilary Mantel and The Tudors, this is the dramatic story of the concluding episode in England's War of the Roses, featuring three brothers, two of whom became kings, Edward IV and Richard III, famous from Shakespeare's great history play Richard III."-- Provided by publisher.
Introduction -- Blood royal. Winter 1461 - Summer 1464 -- Blind affection. Summer 1464 - Spring 1468 -- A season of punishment. Spring 1468 - Summer 1471 -- Brother against brother. Summer 1471 - Spring 1483 -- The gaze of our inward eye. Spring 1483 - Summer 1485 -- Epilogue.
15th-century England. Two royal families, the House of York and the House of Lancaster, fought a bitter, decades-long civil war for the English throne. The house of York came to dominate England. At its heart were three charismatic brothers: King Edward IV, and his two younger siblings George and Richard. The three became the figureheads of a spectacular ruling dynasty. Together, they looked invincible. Penn shows that with Edward's ascendancy the brothers began to turn on one another, unleashing a catastrophic chain of rebellion, vendetta, fratricide, usurpation, and regicide, finally coming to a brutal end at Bosworth Field in 1485. It is a rich and bloody tale as gripping as any historical fiction. -- adapted from jacket