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“a fascinating and informative account of the personal lives of the Tudors.”
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“Drink it in with a cup of Earl Grey Tea on a cold winter evening.”
It is hard to wrap one’s mind around a thirteen-year-old child in Victorian England killing his mother, and yet in Kate Summerscale’s book The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murde