I give this a five star rating. It is RARE that I totally read a book of this genre. Usually, I find them a little dry and I do lots and lots of skimming. This is the first book that I have actually sat down for hours and READ, not SKIMMED. The author held my attention and that is kind of hard to do with me with this type of book. While I can read fiction, mysteries and true crime books for hours, historical and biographical books, I find my mind pulling attention deficit disorder. I'm almost finished, with it at this moment, I think I have about 100 give or take pages left, and now, I'm wanting to read more detailed biographies about each of the three Tudor children. This is an excellent book to read and I recommend it to anyone wanting to get some info on the Tudor kids. The only thing that I kind of didn't like is that once Mary dies, there seems to be only a chapter on Elizabeth and that's it. I thought it would have gotten into her life, but, I suppose it would have made the book too unwieldy and too long. But, other than that, this is an excellent book, and the fact that it KEPT my attention, that's really something.
This is an excellent biography of Edward, Mary and Elizabeth at a crucial time in their life. The section on Jane Grey has been rendered obsolete by the excellent new book THE SISTERS WHO WOULD BE QUEEN.
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