• 14th Century,  Reviews

    review: Hugh and Bess

    Hugh and Bess by Susan Higginbotham This is a romantic story of the relationship between Hugh le Despenser (son of Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester) and his wife, Bess. After reading so many books in a row lacking…

  • 15th Century,  Reviews,  Wars of the Roses

    review: The Queen of Last Hopes

    The Queen of Last Hopes by Susan Higginbotham She-wolf of France, but worse than wolves of France… Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible; Thou stern, obdurate, flinty, rough, remorseless. ~Henry VI, part III Shakespeare is just one of the…

  • Non-Fiction,  Reviews

    review: The Prince Who Did Not Become King

    The Prince Who Did Not Become King: Edward of Lancaster, 1453-1471 by Susan Higginbotham This critique of the short life of the son of England’s King Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou covers the few known facts, mostly relayed through…