About the book
Richard, last-born son of the Duke of York, was seven months shortof his nineteenth birthday when he bloodied himself at the battles ofBarnet and Tewkesbury, earning his legendary reputation as a battlecommander and ending the Lancastrian line of succession.
But Richard was far more than a warrior schooled in combat. Hewas also a devoted brother, an ardent suitor, a patron of the arts, anindulgent father, a generous friend. Above all, he was a man offierce loyalties, great courage and firm principles, who was ill atease among the intrigues of Edward's court. The very codes Richardlived by ultimately betrayed him.
But he was betrayed by history too. Leaving no heir, his reputationwas at the mercy of his successor, and Henry Tudor had too much atstake to risk mercy. Thus was born the myth of the man who wouldstop at nothing to gain the throne.
Filled with the sights and sounds of battle, the customs and love ofdaily life, the rigours and dangers of Court politics and the touchingconcerns of very real men and women, The Sunne in Splendour is arichly coloured tapestry of medieval England.
About the Author
Sharon Kay Penman is the author of seven previous historical novelsand four medieval mysteries set during the reign of Eleanor ofAquitaine. She lives in Mays Landing, New Jersey, and is workingon A King's Ransom, which will complete the story of Richard I.
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