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The red queen

Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Touchstone trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness. Her mother mocks her plans, revealing that Margaret will always be burdened with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: House of York; House of Lancaster; House of Tudor; Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby; Henry, King of England; Henry, King of England; Elizabeth, Queen consort of Edward IV King of England; Edward, King of England; Richard, Duke of York; Richard, King of England; Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby; Edward, King of England; Elizabeth, Queen consort of Edward IV King of England; Henry, King of England; Henry, King of England; House of Lancaster; Richard, Duke of York; Richard, King of England; House of Tudor; House of York
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philippa Gregory
ISBN: 1416563733 : 9781416563730
OCLC Number: 669738929
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Includes an excerpt from The lady of the rivers by the author in back of book.
Includes reading group guide.
Description: 382 p. : geneal. table, map ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Philippa Gregory.

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Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness. Her mother mocks her plans, revealing that Margaret will always be burdened with the reputation of her father, one of the most famously incompetent English commanders in France. Married to a man twice her age, quickly widowed, and a mother at only fourteen, Margaret is determined to turn her lonely life into a triumph. She sets her heart on putting her son on the throne of England regardless of the cost to herself, to England, and even to the little boy. Disregarding rival heirs and the overwhelming power of the York dynasty, she names him Henry, like the king; sends him into exile; and pledges him in marriage to her enemy Elizabeth of York's daughter.

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