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What a wonderful character Phillipa Gregory made weaving much fantasy conversation and so called pious thoughts around a woman self obsessed by weaving much fantasy conversation and so called pious thoughts around a woman self obsessed by religious fervour and her determination to The Red een is 2 in Philippa Gregory s Cousins War series about the Wars of the Roses The heroine is Lady Margaret Beaufort who I had vaguely heard of but didn t know much about other than she was a tough old biddy who gave birth to the future Henry VII at the age of thirteenI am a huge fan of Philippa Gregory Ironically my favourite books are about the real "Life Historical Characters I D Never Much Cared About Prior "historical characters I d never much cared about prior reading their stories such as Katherine of Aragon in The Constant Princess and Mary I in The Who Is R L Stine? ueen s Fool I suppose that is part of Philippa Gregory s skill making the reader feeling empathy for a person who was probablynlikeable in real lifeThe story is told in the first person from Margaret s point of view apart from a couple of battle scenes We 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 The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown ueen but who now takes centre stage in the bitter struggle of The War of the Roses The Redeente.
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Ruthless although there is a point when you feel the penny has finally dropped At last I recognise that the sin of finally dropped At last I recognise that the sin of and greed darkened our enterprise But then it is revealed that rather than admit to any failings of her own character for her troubles Margaret is actually blaming her hated rival Elizabeth WoodvilleI loved this book and look forward to reading the others in the series If you like historic fiction bases on facts faction the this is a brilliant series There are 6 books and although each book stands alone if you are going to read all 6 you are going to read all 6 you read them in the right order Lady of the Rivers White Michael Morpurgo: War Child to War Horse ueen Redeen Kingmakers daughter White Princess and Kings Curse I found each difficult to put down They all look at the same period of history but each from the view of different women of the time They are a brilliant read Each is a great story brilliantly told based on historical facts and not a little imagination Highly recommended. Only son Henry Tudor triumphs as King of England Through collaboration with the dowager Who Was Jules Verne? (Who Was?) (English Edition) ueen Elizabeth Woodville Margaret agrees a betrothal between Henry and Elizabeth's daughter therebyniting the families and resolving the Cousins War once and for all by founding of the Tudor dynas. ,