The King’s Grace? Or Disgrace?

  March 6, 2009 at 9:26 pm by

In her newest novel on the British Royals of the past, Anne Easter Smith chooses to delve into the theoretical existence of a bastard child of Edward IV, Grace, whom she chooses to tell the story of Perkin Warbeck, yet another theoretical child of Edward IV.

Perkin Warbeck claimed to be Richard of Shrewsbury and was recognized as such by Margaret of Burgundy, sister to Edward IV, one of the most intelligent women ofher day. We all know that royal men of that day and age tended to sow their seeds in every compliant garden that they could find, and Edward IV is likely to have been no different. So it would not be surprising to find out that this child, Grace, did in fact exist.

However, since Anne Easter Smith’s books are largely works of fiction, based on historical characters with historically acurate details, it would be wise to take what you read with a grain of salt.

This book, like her previous one, is bound to be a fun read when it arrives in stores on March 10th.

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