The Sunne in Splendour

by Sharon Penman

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The Sunne in Splendour Synopsis

**To celebrate thirty years since its first publication, Pan Macmillan are proud to publish this special, re-edited edition, with a new author's note from Sharon Penman** Richard, last-born son of the Duke of York, was seven months short of his nineteenth birthday when he bloodied himself at the battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury, earning his legendary reputation as a battle commander and ending the Lancastrian line of succession. But Richard was far more than a warrior schooled in combat. He was also a devoted brother, an ardent suitor, a patron of the arts, an indulgent father, a generous friend. Above all, he was a man of fierce loyalties, great courage and firm principles, who was ill at ease among the intrigues of Edward's court. The very codes Richard lived by ultimately betrayed him. But he was betrayed by history too. Leaving no heir, his reputation was at the mercy of his successor, and Henry Tudor had too much at stake to risk mercy. Thus was born the myth of the man who would stop at nothing to gain the throne. Filled with the sights and sounds of battle, the customs and love of daily life, the rigours and dangers of Court politics and the touching concerns of very real men and women, The Sunne in Splendour is a richly coloured tapestry of medieval England.

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ISBN: 9781447247845
Publication date: 24/04/2014
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781447247845
Publication date: 24th April 2014
Author: Sharon Penman
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 1248 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Sharon Penman

Sharon Kay Penman is the author of seven previous historical novels and four medieval mysteries set during the reign of Eleanor of Aquitaine. She lives in Mays Landing, New Jersey. A King's Ransom continues from the long-awaited Lionheart which published in 2012, and completes the story of Richard I.

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