This is exceedingly lightweight.
The historical research cannot of consisted of much more than a quick glance at Wikipedia. One can certainly learn more by spending 10 minutes reading Wikipedia.
It rambles on in the present tense with Elizabeth Woodville's rather 20th century outlook (apart from a belief she can see into the future and cast spells), occasionally reminding us we are supposed to be in the 15th century by a reference to an event or the rushes on the floor.
The last third may be better - This is one of the handful of books I gave-up before the end.
Don't waste your money or credits.
I first heard it on the radio. Radio SciFi and Fantasy comedy is usually pretty dire. There are a (very) few notable exceptions and this is one of the best.
Hugo Rune - David Warner is brilliant, but then the whole cast is.
I have done (I listen to it about once a year)
A large part of this book deals with movements of army units and requires a reasonable knowledge of the geography of Belgium and France and a high degree of concentration. It would be better read in conjunction with the printed version.
Just about every continental word or name is mispronounced, sometimes so badly that one has to think about it before one understands what he is trying to say. This improves during the course of the book and some degree of mispronunciation is not unusual in books about the first and Second World War, and would be bearable. However, one also has to contend with the bizarre pronunciations of English words, which he occasionally drops in. This aside, the performance is very good.
A fairly difficult listen, but it provides a fairly detailed account of this part of the war.
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