Based on one of history's most epic stories of adventure, Conn Iggulden's latest bestseller pits Persians against Spartans in a legendary battle.
King Henry V - the great lion of England - is long dead. In 1437, his pious and gentle son comes of age and takes the throne. Frail in both body and mind, King Henry VI is utterly dependent on his supporters to run his kingdom.
As ailing King Henry VI lies senseless, Richard, Duke of York and Protector of the Realm, asserts his own claim to the throne. All who support Henry and his Queen Margaret must be silenced.
The exiled Yorkist king Edward IV lands at Ravenspur with a half-drowned army and his brother Richard at his side. Though every hand is against them, though every city gate is shut, the brothers York will not go quietly into banishment. Instead, they choose to attack.
Two men may claim a crown. But only one can wear it . . .
A spellbinding story of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the brutal world of 10th century England.