Tudor Rose by Margaret Campbell Barnes
The Story of the Queen Who United a Kingdom and Birthed a Dynasty (Shadows of the Crown)

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One woman holds the key to England's most glorious empire in this intimate retelling of the launch of the Tudor dynasty

A magnificent portrait of Elizabeth of York, set against the dramatic background of fifteenth century England. Elizabeth, the only living descendant of Edward IV, has the most valuable possession in all of England-a legitimate claim to the crown. Two princes battle to win Britain's most rightful heiress for a bride and her kingdom for his own. On one side is her uncle Richard,the last Plantagenet King, whom she fears is the murderer of her two brothers,the would-be kings. On the other side is Henry Tudor, the exiled knight. Can he save her from a horrifying marriage to a cut-throat soldier?

Thrust into the intrigue and drama of the War of the Roses, Elizabeth has a country within her grasp?if she can find the strength to unite a kingdom torn apart by a thirst for power. A richly drawn tale of the woman who launched one of the most dramatic dynasties England has ever seen, The Tudor Rose is a vibrant, imaginative look at the power of a queen.


About Margaret Campbell Barnes

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The late Margaret Campbell Barnes grew up in London. Her historical novels include Brief Gaudy Hour, My Lady of Cleves, King's Fool, With All My Heart, Isabel the Fair, and The King's Bed.
Published October 1, 2009 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 327 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Another panel in this author's series of historical portraits, which have included Catherine Braganza, Anne Boleyn, Richard II, etc., fills in the details of the life of Elizabeth, the Plantagenet whose marriage to Henry Tudor helped to unite England in the 15th century.

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The supporting characters are rich featuring a true drama queen in Elizabeth Woodville, Elizabeth's mother, a venerable and proud Margaret Beaufort, Elizabeth's mother-in-law, and the two men that had the most impact on Elizabeth's heart, a charming yet calculating Richard III and a cold and aloo...

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