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The Red Queen (Margaret Beaufort), BOOK 3
Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 978-1847394651
Pages: 432
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The second book in Philippa's stunning new trilogy, The Cousins War, brings to life the story of Margaret Beaufort, a shadowy and mysterious character in the first book of the series - The White Queen - but who now takes centre stage in the bitter struggle of The War of the Roses. The Red Queentells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal friend and servant, undermine the support for Richard III and ultimately ensure that her only son, Henry Tudor, triumphs as King of England. Through collaboration with the dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret agrees a betrothal between Henry and Elizabeth's daughter, thereby uniting the families and resolving the Cousins War once and for all by founding of the Tudor dynasty.


`An enthralling read rich in period detail, this brings the past to vivid life' --Woman, July 15, 2010

`...intrigue, treachery, and bare-faced ambition, all beautifully fashioned into a lip-smackingly thrilling package' --The Times, August 14, 2010

`Rarely has history been so seductive' --Tatler, August 2010

`...another stunning piece of historical fiction' --Good Housekeeping, September 2010

`Gregory's stated aim is to give the women of the period a voice and in this she has succeeded magnificently'
--Good Book Guide, November 2010

`Gregory brings another historical white rabbit out of a hat to deliver an absorbing drama' --The Daily Mail, September 2010

`...backstabbing and battles... All's unfair in love and war in this action-packed novel' ---Cheryl Pasquier, Hastings, Books Quarterly, Waterstones, October 2010

'...the small, emotional moments that were every bit as decisive as the battles we learn about at school' --B THERE! August 2010

`This one is brilliant. With a little fiction expertly applied to embroider the facts, she makes history come alive.' --Sunday Express, August 29, 2010

`Gregory's new novel makes me feverishly want to be a Plantagenet...such are the side effects of bringing history to life as she does.' --Red, November 2010