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The Queen of Last Hopes: The Story of Margaret of Anjou - Susan Higginbotham So, having already read Sharon Kay Penman's excellent The Sunne in Splendour, I picked up this book, also about the War of the Roses, because I thought it would be cool to read about the same time period as seen through the eyes of Marguerite of Anjou. By 75 pages in, I realized the characters were all way too bland to hold my interest. Besides, Higginbotham's "rethinking" of Marguerite looked like it was going to boil down to "she did everything to protect the rights of her husband and son" and, well, I gathered that from Penman's version.

Could work as brain candy. But not what I was looking for.