Virginia Cross 1945-2013
Virginia Cross was a Colorado native, raised on cattle ranches in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Being an exceptionally bright child, she advanced two grades ahead of her peers by the time she reached fourth grade. Even then, she was easily bored and preferred to be experiencing the world on one of her beloved horses. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in English and later earned a master’s degree in human development and a doctorate in counseling psychology. She spent her adult life in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she raised her two daughters as a single parent. Her home was always occupied by a cat or two and many plants. In addition to writing, she found fulfillment and joy in other creative outlets from designing doll clothes to playing the piano and gardening. She was an avid reader and student of medieval English history. She held a lifelong fascination with Richard III, convinced that history had gotten him wrong.
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by Virginia Cross
Published: February 27, 2017
An intimate portrayal of Richard III.
Benediction, a fresh, detailed, meticulously researched novel, explores the private life of Richard of Gloucester. The future King Richard III grows into adolescence besieged by questions about honor and love, loyalty and betrayal, life and death, all shaping the man he will become. Can he find his way without condemning his soul?
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