BLOOD & ROSES by Helen Castor

Blood&RosesHardbackBlood&RosePaperbackIf you want a vivid portrayal of England during the Wars of the Roses, you should read this book.

Helen Castor has done a wonderful job of putting the Paston Letters into context, both historical and familial, so that in reading this book it is not only clear what is happening in England during the struggle between various noble families and the King of England, but how this impacted people like the Pastons, who were powerless when England degenerated into chaos, and greedy neighbors seized their lands.

In this readable book, you will meet the Pastons, and enjoy learning about their exploits as their vivid personalities dance off the page. Highly recommended. Five Stars. A bookclub recommendation.

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