An absolutely fascinating look at a period of history often overlooked in favour of the Tudors. Meyer's work is full of myth-busting facts, complex and intricate family portraits and intriguing glimpses into a very different world. If the book has one 'flaw', it's that it is so jam-packed with information that it's hard to take it all in. Hardly a negative!
A fantastic choice for any history buff or biography reader. This is a book you could read more than once and still keep taking in new information.