The truth behind Richard the Lionheart and Bad King John - brilliantly readable, scrupulously researched and full of powerful story-telling.
Frank McLynn is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including Napoleon, 1066, Villa and Zapata, Wagons West, Stanley and 1759, all published by Cape and Pimlico.
I finished this book thoroughly convinced by McLynn's thesis about
Richard and John, and his book kept me locked to its pages for four
hours at a stretch without even stirring to switch on my kettle --
Murrough O'Brien * Independent on Sunday *
Marvellously readable and strikingly opinionated... McLynn clearly relishes putting the boot into the villain of his piece... This is popular history as it should be written: full blooded, yet firmly grounded in scholarship -- Nigel Jones * Literary Review *
A rattling good read * Spectator *
History at its most readable * Bookseller *
Brilliant... a good example of how fresh scholarship can illuminate dusty but vital corners of history * The Good Book Guide *
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