Overall I enjoyed the plot of this book and found it really interesting despite not being something I would normally go for. I've never really read any historical fiction before but I really enjoyed the Netflix series the Crown and there was a lot of similarities between the two! For someone who has never enjoyed this genre before I can deffinately say I was really impressed, however I don't think I enjoyed it enough to purchase a similar book again. Overall, the main downside for me was that I found the plot to be a bit slow and wordy in places making it difficult to become fully immersed in the plot. I also felt at times I was lacking the historical knowledge needed to fully understand the context of the story. Despite this book not being my cup of tea after reading it I passed it on to my grandfather who throughly enjoyed it so I would say there is little issue with the book itself, it just isn't my preferred genre!