• "An excellent biography; entertaining as well as informative"

    Allan Massie, Daily Telegraph
  • "A fascinating portrait. At times, the reader seems almost able to reach across time and touch this man"

    The Economist
  • "In producing this fine biography, Mortimer has succeeded magnificently, and has gone a long, long way towards restoring Edward III to his proper place as one of the great makers of this nation"

    Alison Weir, Daily Mail
  • "Ian Mortimer...has virtually single-handedly put medieval history back in the hands of ordinary readers, combining scrupulous research with a wonderfully iconoclastic approach to storytelling"

    Dominic Sandbrook, Daily Telegraph