Synopses & Reviews
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.
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 andlt;iandgt;The Other Boleyn Girlandlt;/iandgt;, and is a recognized authority on womenandrsquo;s history. Her Cousinsandrsquo; War novels are the basis for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries andlt;iandgt;The White Queenandlt;/iandgt;. She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds an honorary degree from Teesside University, and is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff. She welcomes visitors to her website, PhilippaGregory.com.