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The Kingmaker's Daughter

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The king himself has seventy-five thousand crowns in his treasury as payment for his promise for a peace treaty to last for seven years, and the King of France will pay fifty thousand pounds a year, every year that Edward does not re-state his claim to English lands in France. George Duke of Clarence, who was always at his brother’s side during the haggling, at the ready when there was easy money to be made, is named as the trustworthy councillor to arbitrate on this dishonourable pension, and h...e too is being paid a fortune. The only dissenting voice comes from my husband – of all the men who rode to France and came back richer, only my husband Richard warns Edward that this is no way to defeat the French king, cautions him that the commons of England will think that their taxes have been wasted, swears that the citizens of London and the gentry in parliament will turn against him for this dishonour, and begs him not to sell England’s birthright for this pension. I think Richard is the only one in all of the great English army to speak against the treaty.

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Guest 4 years ago

very good. I think I preferred this to the White Princess which was my first book. The characterisation is more varied and Anne is stronger than Elizabeth. Richard really is scummy.

Guest 5 years ago

A good story that flows easily. Told from the viewpoint of two sisters who have both been pawns in their father's ambition. Beautiful attention to historical detail.

Guest 5 years ago

Though at times it felt a little rushed, overall turned out to be a good and enjoyable read.

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