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The Ruling Passion

Herbert Adler 2008


The Ruling passion is a story of infatuation and a relation ship pursued to destruction . Prince Edward was the only surviving son of Edward I, once of England’s greatest warrior kings  whose subjugation of The Welsh, campaigns against the Scots and massive programme of castle building near-bankrupted the realm.

Not only was Prince Edward unsuited to carry through his father's military ambitions, as her to the throne, but his defiant resistance to everyone pressure to abandon his relationship with the Gascon warrior Piers Gaveston was to have disastrous consequences

Chosen for Radio 4's book at bedtime October 2008

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