07 December, 2005

A new novel of Edward II's reign

Edward II has traditionally been given a pretty raw deal in books, and fiction is no exception. For anyone interested in a more sympathetic portrayal, check out Susan Higginbotham's 2005 novel, The Traitor's Wife, an account of the reign seen through the eyes of Edward's niece and Hugh le Despenser's wife, Eleanor de Clare. Take a look at her website, too: http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/
(By the way, I have no connections with Susan, except as a fellow Edward sympathiser!)

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