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Hardback:Elizabeth of York : the first Tudor queen Elizabeth of York : the first Tudor queen
Author: Weir, Alison
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 942.051092
Category: Non-Fiction
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780224089814
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Additional information: xvi, 556 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (b
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Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. She is one of the key figures of the Wars of the Roses and the Tudor dynasty. In youth, she was relegated from a pampered princess to a bastard fugitive under siege in sanctuary. Yet the probable murders of her brothers, the Princes in the Tower, left her heiress to the royal House of York. In 1486, to consolidate his position after overthrowing the last Yorkist King, Richard III, Henry VII, first sovereign of the House of Tudor, married Elizabeth, thus uniting the red and white roses of Lancaster and York. The marriage was successful and produced seven children. But Elizabeth is an enigma. She had schemed to marry Richard III and his councillors clearly feared her vengeance. Yet after marriage, her ambition to be queen satisfied, a different picture emerges, as she proved herself a model consort.


For non-fiction, this proved remarkably easy and enjoyable to read. It puts the facts into the story of the White Princess, so if you are interested in knowing more about her, this is worth a go.
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Not up to the standard of her other fiction - it's a good read but is tedious and very repetitive in
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