This book is a delight to read. I wish I had the next in the series in my possession already!!! It is 1454 and for over a year King Henry VI has remained all but exiled in Windsor Castle, struck down by his illness, his eyes vacant, his mind a blank. His fiercely loyal wife and Queen, Margaret of Anjou, safeguards her husband’s interests, hoping that her son Edward will one day come to know his father. Henry is all but absent as king, and Richard, the Duke of York, Protector of the Realm, extends his influence throughout the kingdom. When the king unexpectedly recovers his senses and returns to London to reclaim his throne, the balance of power is once again plunged into turmoil. The clash of the Houses of Lancaster and York may be the beginning of a war that can tear England apart. A must read for all history nuts!!!