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A gripping, complex and sensational story, told with calm narrative command It s a story we think we know but most accounts leave the personnel as frozen as portraits in stained glass Here, the three York brothers spring to ferocious life, and you need strong nerves to meet them With insight and skill, Penn cuts through the thickets of history to find the heart of these heartless decades Hilary Mantel The Brothers York is not just a magisterial work of sublime scholarship, it s a pure page turner I couldn t put it down The wonderful thing about Thomas Penn is that he makes some of the most familiar stories in English history feel fresh and exciting Amanda Foreman Thrilling, pacy Brings a novelist s verve to his telling of events Penn s history of betrayal, backstabbing and paranoia strikes notes that still resonate today John Gallagher The Guardian An epic orgy of colour and character there are soldiers and townsmen, poets and pirates, battlefield massacres and hidden murders One of the great strengths of Brothers York is the attention paid to the European stage Leanda de Lisle The Times An immense, sinewy political thriller Thomas Penn has the enviable skill of presenting hard research with a light touch The Brothers York is savage, exciting, blisteringly good Jessie Childs, author of Gods Traitors Fresh and lively narrative swagger Peppered with delightful, telling anecdotes and details Some are comical and others grisly, but all breathe life into their subject Perhaps the greatest strength of Penn s entertaining book is his understanding of the warping effects of European affairs on English domestic stability Dan Jones The Sunday Times Imagine Wolf Hall rewritten by John le Carr gripping a rare achievement on Winter King Tom Holland Enthralling Penn captures the weirdness, the ferocity and a glint of unexpected tenderness on Winter King Hilary Mantel Thrilling and sinister on Winter King Simon Sebag Montefiore Gripping brilliant The enigmatic Henry is brought thrillingly to life as one of the most unlikely but tenacious kings ever to wear the English crown on Winter King Dan Jones Daily TelegraphThomas Penn s bestselling Winter King was a Book of the Year in the Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Sunday Times and BBC History, and was awarded the H W Fisher Best First Biography Prize He has a PhD in late fifteenth and early sixteenth century history from Clare College, Cambridge, and writes for, among others, the Guardian and the London Review of BooksA gripping, complex and sensational story, told with calm narrative command It s a story we think we know but most accounts leave the personnel as frozen as portraits in stained glass Here, the three York brothers spring to ferocious life, and you need strong nerves to meet them With insight and skill, Penn cuts through the thickets of history to find the heart of these heartless decades Hilary Mantel The Brothers York is not just a magisterial work of sublime scholarship, it s a pure page turner I couldn t put it down The wonderful thing about Thomas Penn is that he makes some of the most familiar stories in English history feel fresh and exciting Amanda Foreman Thrilling, pacy Brings a novelist s verve to his telling of events Penn s history of betrayal, backstabbing and paranoia strikes notes that still resonate today John Gallagher The Guardian An epic orgy of colour and character there are soldiers and townsmen, poets and pirates, battlefield massacres and hidden murders One of the great strengths of Brothers York is the attention paid to the European stage Leanda de Lisle The Times An immense, sinewy political thriller Thomas Penn has the enviable skill of presenting hard research with a light touch The Brothers York is savage, exciting, blisteringly good Jessie Childs, author of Gods Traitors Fresh and lively narrative swagger Peppered with delightful, telling anecdotes and details Some are comical and others grisly, but all breathe life into their subject Perhaps the greatest strength of Penn s entertaining book is his understanding of the warping effects of European affairs on English domestic stability Dan Jones The Sunday Times Imagine Wolf Hall rewritten by John le Carr gripping a rare achievement on Winter King Tom Holland Enthralling Penn captures the weirdness, the ferocity and a glint of unexpected tenderness on Winter King Hilary Mantel Thrilling and sinister on Winter King Simon Sebag Montefiore Gripping brilliant The enigmatic Henry is brought thrillingly to life as one of the most unlikely but tenacious kings ever to wear the English crown on Winter King Dan Jones Daily TelegraphThomas Penn s bestselling Winter King was a Book of the Year in the Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Sunday Times and BBC History, and was awarded the H W Fisher Best First Biography Prize He has a PhD in late fifteenth and early sixteenth century history from Clare College, Cambridge, and writes for, among others, the Guardian and the London Review of Books