The Stolen Crown

11 CDs. retail ed. unabridged. 13 hrs. Tantor Audio. 2013. ISBN 9781482815776. $44.99; 2 MP3-CDs. 11 CDs. library ed.; digital download. F
Higginbotham (The Traitor's Wife) here tells a tale of love and intrigue set against the turbulent Wars of the Roses between the houses of Lancaster and York. King Edward IV marries Elizabeth Woodville in secret. Elizabeth's sister, Kate, later marries Henry Stafford, the Duke of Buckingham. Kate's husband must choose between loyalty to his brother-in-law the king and to his best friend, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Actors and playwrights John Lee and Alison Larkin provide a lively performance and effectively narrate these reminiscences of Kate and her husband, full of historical facts among the deceptions, betrayal, romance, and throngs of characters.
VERDICT Recommended to fans of English historical fiction.

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