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A Rose for the Crown
A Rose for the Crown
Author: Anne Easter Smith
AN UNFORGETTABLE HEROINE, — A KING MISUNDERSTOOD BY HISTORY, — A LOVE STORY THAT HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD — In a Rose for the Crown, we meet one of history's alleged villains through the eyes of a captivating new heroine -- the woman who was the mother of his illegitimate children, a woman who loved him for who he really was, no matter what the cost to ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743276870
ISBN-10: 0743276876
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 672
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 91 ratings
Publisher: Touchstone
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 1
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Helpful Score: 6
An excellent book. Very well written account of the possible mother of Richard III's bastard children. The children are known to history, the mother is not. Paints Richard III in a more favorable light than history has generally portrayed him. Anne Easter Smith is a member of the Richard III society. Very enjoyable reading!
MoirasMommy avatar reviewed A Rose for the Crown on + 32 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I was pleasantly surprized at how quickly over 600 pages flew by. If you enjoy Philppa Gregory, you're sure to like this book, as well.
hazeleyes avatar reviewed A Rose for the Crown on + 331 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
The great personal story is true, and the novel is sad but interesting.

I loved THE SUNNE IN SPLENDOR and I liked this book as well. I want to know more about Richard.

Regarding THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER, I think Buckingnam may have been the culprit, in the same way that Reginald FitzUrse, Hugh de Moreville, William de Tracy, and Richard le Breton murdered Thomas Becket several centuries earlier. These things happened in those times. Great kings rarely ascended to thrones peacefully.

Did you know that within the past few decades the skeletons of two small boys, thought to be those princes, were found under the stone rubble of an obscure collapsed staircase at the Tower of London?
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Helpful Score: 2
The auhtor weaves amazing tale of English nobility. Very enjoyable character development and spell binding to the end. Do not miss this entertaining novel.
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved the history and beautiful story woven by Easter-Smith!
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mrscountryham avatar reviewed A Rose for the Crown on + 38 more book reviews
I love historical fiction and I loved this book. I was at first intimidated at its size, over 600 pages but I read it in about 2 weeks because I was hooked. It follows King Richard's "mistress" long before he was king up until well after his death. I only left wondering 1 think that either I missed or was never wrapped up, what really happened to Elinor?

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Common Title
Kate Haute (Primary Character)
King Richard III (Major Character)