The author draws extensively on the work of Polydore Vergil, Henry VII's court historian, but also considers other contemporary accounts and subsequent histories.
A well balanced assessment of a battle which merits more attention in comparison with other Wars of the Roses engagements.
His work shows exactly why historical biographies are vital in engaging enthusiasts, novice or professional. Santiuste incorporates new research as well as expounding new theories to retell a story that has become predictable in traditional retellings… Santaiuste’s biography is perfect for those who wish to look further into the reign of Edward IV.
The references and bibliography he provides facilitate this further exploration nicely. If that isn’t a clear characteristic of a good history book, I don’t know what is.
Medieval Warfare, Vol 1, Issue 4