The intricate tale of honor, treachery, power, and intrigue recounts the dynastic battle between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists during the fifteenth-century War of the Roses. A master storyteller, David Falconieri plunges readers into the early years of Edward IV’s reign as the bitter struggle for the crown of England unfolds. We see nobility and commoners, families and lovers, all swept up in the hand-to-hand battles, political tumult, and emotional trials that the conflict inspires.
A lifelong history enthusiast, David Falconieri first became intrigued by the War of the Roses as a teenager while reading Shakespeare's historical plays. After six years abroad, he traveled to Britain and researched The Beggar's Throne by immersing himself in fifteenth-century English history, examining ancient texts, and visiting battle sites. Falconieri now lives in Denver, Colorado. The Beggar's Throne is his first novel
“The history here is good, the writing is better, and the action is almost nonstop.”
— Library Journal
Publication Date: July 20, 2004
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