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The Perfect Prince

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The Perfect Prince by Ann Wroe
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Sep 14, 2004 | ISBN 9780812968118

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“Ann Wroe is the best thing to happen to British history since Stonehenge.”
—Bernard Cornwell

Praise for The Perfect Prince

“The world of history is all the better for having Ann Wroe in it. She is an explorer whose research takes her into the deep, hidden corners of human folly. She rescues the forgotten and illuminates the obscure. The Perfect Prince is the perfect biography: part mystery, part tragedy, and wholly absorbing.”
—Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire

“Wonderful…an entrancing and engrossing book, with a wealth of fascinating detail.”
—Allan Massie, Literary Review

“Extraordinary…[Wroe’s] knowledge is remarkable, and her writing…is sublime….[The Perfect Prince is] a master class in how biography, in the right hands, can breathe life into the darkest…pockets of the past.”
—Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian

“A magnificent evocation of medieval Europe…Ann Wroe has conjured up a whole world, exploring the medieval mind-set with fluent erudition….This is one of the best books I have read on the Middle Ages.”
—Lucy Moore, New Statesman

“Astonishingly detailed and moving.”
—Christina Hardyment, The Independent

Praise for Pontius Pilate

“A splendid biography…meticulous and eloquent. In the course of this account, the reader discovers in a new way that evil and good are often deeply and mysteriously complementary.”
—Karen Armstrong

“Sublime…For a long time this book will remain the definitive study of Pilate.”
—The Washington Post Book World

“Compelling, eloquent, and vivid…In a superb blend of scholarship and creativity, Wroe brings this elusive yet pivotal figure to life.”
—The Boston Globe

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