'The Sunne in Splendour' is a magnificent historical novel about Richard III. Set against a vast, colourful canvas it covers the whole period of The War of the Roses opening with Richard as a child of seven and following him through a turbulent youth and manhood to his betrayal and death at The Battle of Bosworth Field. The historical detail is brilliantly depicted and brings to life the atmosphere of the time with extraordinary immediacy and excitement.
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A painstakingly drawn picture of royal medieval England from bedchamber to battleground ( Los Angeles Times Book Review)
The reader is left with the haunting sensation that perhaps the good a man does can live after him - especially in the hands of a dedicated historian ( San Diego Union)
Those who know Richard III from Shakespeare will find that Sharon Kay Penman presents a contrasting view of the English monarch . . . He's an altogether nice man, a romantic hero as suitable to our late twentieth-century standards . . . As he was to those of medieval England . . . There is a vengeful quality to her insistence that is appealing; it makes for a good story ( New York Times Book Review)
Penman's novel, rich in detail and research, attempts to set the record straight . . . It is an uncommonly fine novel, one that brings a far-off time to brilliant life ( Chattanooga Daily Times)
The classic, magnificent bestselling novel about Richard III, now in a special thirtieth anniversary edition
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140067647