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Fictionalized Story about the Start of the Tudor Dynasty

This fascinating historical fiction novel is told from the perspective of Owen Tudor, whom we learn about through the book as the unlikely Welsh progenitor of the Tudor dynasty of England. He is, in fact, Henry VIII’s great-grandfather. In this book, the author has worked with limited historical sources to form a plausible story about Owen Tudor, his wife, and their sons. The book can be a little dense at times, especially when detailing some history and relationships between characters, but I still found this book to be an intriguing look at a person who shaped much of late medieval English history because of the impact of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. His life, as depicted here had incredible ups and downs, as did his children’s. This is very accessible even though it deals with weighty historical subjects, but it is not necessarily an easy or light read.