Sunday, October 10, 2010

The People's Queen By Vanora Bennett

The people's queen in Vanora Bennett's new novel is Alice Perrers, and it is not unfair to describe her as a medieval Essex girl. An orphan and a commoner, she rose, thanks to her native wit and the accumulation of powerful men, to a position of wealth and influence as the scandalous mistress of Edward III. 
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