I usually read True Crime books, but I'm a BzzAgent and they gave me the opportunity to read The Hangman's Daughter and The Dark Monk for free so I departed from my normal fare and plunged into the world of The Hangman (Jakob) and his family.
I think people will be able to relate to the characters who struggle with what is expected of them vs. what they want/need/feel is right. I know that was a big source of enjoyment for me with these books. If you can put aside that these are not historical documentaries and that there are occasionally some stretches as far as believabilty, you will enjoy the books much more than if you sit and pick apart language and historical fact. Enjoy them for what they are... engaging and enjoyable reading.
I don't want to give away the plots but will tell you that there were nights that I knew I should get to bed and kept reading "just one more page". If you like a good mystery, a little bit of romance and a bit of medieval history, pick up The Hangman's Daughter and The Dark Monk.
I am a BzzAgent and received these books for free from them. All opinions expressed are my own.