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Posted June 1, 2004
You don't know how excited I was to see a new book written on John of Gaunt. Ever since reading Anya Seton's wonderful novel about him, he's been one of my favorite historical characters, and I know how hard it is to get a hold of any of his existing biographies. But this... other than the novelty of having a new book about him... there's not much to recommend here. 'The Last Knight' makes some truly outrageous statements without giving any evidence to back them up. (Certainly, none of John of Gaunt's other biographers knew for a fact he'd never used a condom and that, with the exception of his brother, all his best friends were women.) If you're already familiar with the life of John of Gaunt and this time period, you might find this an interesting read, just don't expect this 'social history' to stick to the facts.
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