"Mortimer's book roars, races, and sings... with a sense of passion and drama and an unrelenting pace."
--Ann Wroe, author of The Perfect Prince: Truth and Deception in Renaissance Europe
"A marvelous tale of adventure and intrigue ... One of the truly great and memorable stories in medieval history."
--The Good Book Guide (UK)
"A superb study of the man who was effective ruler of England from 1327 to 1330."
--Nigel Saul, author of The Three Richards: Richard I, Richard II, and Richard III
"Ian Mortimer's exacting standards of scholarship mean that his book will undoubtedly remain the standard authority on its subject."
--Mark Bostridge, author of Lives for Sales: Biographers' Tales
"A compelling page-turner. He succeeds in bringing Mortimer to life as never before."
--Alison Weir, author of Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England
"An exemplary account that demonstrates a deep engagement with the sources and a refreshing directness of narrative style."
--W. M. Ormrod, author of The Reign of Edward III