Widowed a second time, Margaret marries the ruthless, deceitful Thomas, Lord Stanley, and her fate stands on the knife edge of his will. Gambling her life that he will support her, she then masterminds one of the greatest rebellions of the time—all the while knowing that her son has grown to manhood, recruited an army, and now waits for his opportunity to win the greatest prize.
In a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, number one bestselling author Philippa Gregory has brought to life 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.
About the Author
Philippa Gregory is the author of several New York Times bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, The Queen’s Fool, The Virgin’s Lover, The Constant Princess, The Boleyn Inheritance, The Other Queen, and now The Cousins’ War books which include The White Queen and The Red Queen. She lives in England.
- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Touchstone; 1 edition (August 3, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416563725
- ISBN-13: 978-1416563723
SOURCE: PUBLIC LIBRARY
Margaret Beaufort was probably my least favorite in all of Philippa Gregory’s heroines. I normally love reading about the English monarchs, but I don’t know if this queen is at all royal. I guess for what she accomplished as a women in her time was to say the least, incredible and for that reason alone she was never painted in a good light in any historical documents. Gregory does do a wonderful job in portraying Margaret as what she must have been a scheming person, only trying to further herself and her family and cutting those down that got in her way. She is a most significant figure since she is really the one who brought the Tudor name to fame. Not my favorite of Gregory’s books, but it is a good historical perspective.