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The Red Queen (Cousins' War #02)

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ISBN13: 9781416563723
ISBN10: 1416563725
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The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries andlt;Iandgt;The White Queenandlt;/Iandgt;, #1 andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life Margaret Beaufort, heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, who charts her way through treacherous alliances to take control of the English throne.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her Lancaster house is the true ruler of England, and that she has a great destiny before her. 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 Yorkand#8217;s daughter. As the political tides constantly move and shift, Margaret masterminds one of the greatest rebellions of all timeand#8212;all the while knowing that her son has grown to manhood, recruited an army, and awaits his opportunity to win the greatest prize in all of England. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;I andgt;The Red Queen andlt;/Iandgt;is a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, the story of a proud and determined woman who believes that she alone is destined, by her piety and lineage, to shape the course of history.

Synopsis:

In her second book of the Cousins' War series, #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Gregory moves to the Lancaster side, and the story of a determined woman who believes she is destined to shape the course of history.

About the Author

Philippa Gregory is the author of several bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl. She studied history at the University of Sussex and received a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. Visit her website at PhilippaGregory.com.

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Kara Shamy, October 26, 2013 (view all comments by Kara Shamy)
***Gregory at Her Best***

After reading The White Queen I eagerly anticipated the next novel in this Philippa Gregory series. I read this novel as soon as it was released, and none of my high hopes were disappointed. I found it absolutely as satisfying as I had the last novel and more engrossing at times, and that is saying a great deal for this book's status as a pageturner in my estimation.

I found the book more enjoyable because the protagonist was dislikable in so many ways. The first person narration of the novel offered some very amusing and interesting insights into the character's psychology.

This book is good fun.
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FleurDeMar, February 21, 2011 (view all comments by FleurDeMar)
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory is the second book in her Cousins’ War series. It tells the story of Margaret Beaufort who, love or hate her, is the reason the Tudors regained control of the throne. We have her to thank for Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

At a young age the only thing Margaret wanted was to be like Joan of Arc. But as often happened during that time in history, she was wedded and bedded and bore a son while she was still a child herself. From almost the moment Henry Tudor was born, she worked as hard as she could to bring him to his rightful place as king of England. It became her life’s work. She believed it was God’s will that her son be on the throne and would stop at nothing to make that happen.

I was often annoyed with Margaret Beaufort while reading the book. And yet, I understood why she did the things she did. What mother won’t move mountains for their child? (And the House of York was a formidable mountain) She is driven by her belief in God, had visions from the time she was just a little girl and it overtakes her entire being. I don’t feel she was too ambitious (her son did have a legitimate claim on the throne) but her cold heartedness and the fact that she was so absorbed with thinking she was doing God’s will and that she herself was Godly, made me dislike her.

As always, Philippa Gregory is a wonderful storyteller and succeeds in bringing history to the pages of a book, making it readable, enjoyable and engaging. It’s always a pleasure to find a book that is impossible to put down and The Red Queen was that for me.
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Rick Peerboom, January 26, 2011 (view all comments by Rick Peerboom)
A very interesting insight into the time period but the character development and being inside the mind of the Red Queen was excellent.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416563723
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Gregory, Philippa
Publisher:
Touchstone
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Phillippa; Phillipa; Margaret Beaufort; Margaret Bowfort; Lancaster; House of Lancaster; York; House of York; The Red Rose; The White Rose; The Cousins War; The War of the Roses; Henry VII; Elizabeth Woodville; Joan D Arc; Joan of Arc; Richard III; Battle
Subject:
Phillippa; Phillipa; Margaret Beaufort; Margaret Bowfort; Lancaster; House of Lancaster; York; House of York; The Red Rose; The White Rose; The Cousins War; The War of the Roses; Henry VII; Elizabeth Woodville; Joan D Arc; Joan of Arc; Richard III; Battle
Subject:
Phillippa; Phillipa; Margaret Beaufort; Margaret Bowfort; Lancaster; House of Lancaster; York; House of York; The Red Rose; The White Rose; The Cousins War; The War of the Roses; Henry VII; Elizabeth Woodville; Joan D Arc; Joan of Arc; Richard III; Battle
Subject:
Phillippa; Phillipa; Margaret Beaufort; Margaret Bowfort; Lancaster; House of Lancaster; York; House of York; The Red Rose; The White Rose; The Cousins War; The War of the Roses; Henry VII; Elizabeth Woodville; Joan D Arc; Joan of Arc; Richard III; Battle
Subject:
Phillippa; Phillipa; Margaret Beaufort; Margaret Bowfort; Lancaster; House of Lancaster; York; House of York; The Red Rose; The White Rose; The Cousins War; The War of the Roses; Henry VII; Elizabeth Woodville; Joan D Arc; Joan of Arc; Richard III; Battle
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Cousins' War
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20100803
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
rought front; map
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in 20.79 oz

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