The Times Review of The King is Dead

Cunning plans from beyond the grave

The King is Dead got a lovely review in The Times on Saturday 19th December from Gerard De Groot. He says:

Lipscomb ‘deserves admiration for taking on some of the heavy-hitters among Tudor historians and for holding her own… This is a book that deserves to be read. Lipscomb hs produced an entirely credible interpretation of a contentious issue. Her sober but still engaging prose thankfully lacks that sweet sentimentality that so often characterises popular histories of the Tudors. Her analysis of the available documents seems sturdy. With admirable authority, she provides an interesting allegory about how misplaced trust can undermine the best-laid plans of a powerful king.’

What do you think?