This well done, clearly written, concise biography of Edward of Lancaster,
1453-1471, was a refreshing look at a little known Prince of England, whose short life did not allow him to put much of a stamp on history, but is interesting on a human scale. As a longed for child, Higginbotham notes that varying sources she used viewed him at times as ruthless, even at the age of 13, but tempers that with the logical reflection that he was being groomed to be King and was a grandson of a "warrior king" with a fierce reputation and perhaps took his cues from that. To die at 17 is hard to fathom, but the author has researched many records and resources surrounding the death; legend and truth are elusive at times in looking so far back into history, but Higginbotham does a marvelous job of footnoting and providing a good bibliography for her work. Recommended.