Friday, August 14, 2015

Book Review - ROBERT - THE WAYWARD PRINCE: The Warriors of the Cross by Austin Hernon

Robert, son of William the Conqueror, known to history as Robert Curthose is an interesting historical figure.  The Warriors of the Cross is the second of three volumes. I did not read the first book, but I know the history pretty well, so it was easy to pick up the story.
Robert is going on Crusade. His mistress and children are in England, so he decides to participate in the First Crusade. He has to leave Normandy in the hands of his brother William. On his way back he marries Sybil but finds out that his brother has died and he has a chance to be King of England.
It was interesting to read all this detail on Robert's life, however fictionalized. He is not especially well regarded by history being somewhat ineffective as a leader and politician. The book is well-written and I enjoyed it.

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