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Worth vividly brings one of England's lesser-known queens to life in this luminous portrait of "Elizabeth the Good," wife of Henry VII and mother of the notorious Henry VIII. The daughter of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville Grey (who dabbled in witchcraft), Elizabeth of York first falls in love with her uncle-a man she originally despised-who later becomes King Richard III after Edward's death. Although she does not marry Richard, Elizabeth becomes queen when she accepts Henry Tudor's proposal and becomes the first Tudor Queen. Woven into Elizabeth's story are the shrewish machinations of her mother and Margaret Beaufort, Henry's mother, as well as the mysterious fates of her brothers, Edward V and Richard of York, the princes who disappeared in the Tower of London. Worth (Lady of the Roses) examines Elizabeth's life with a journalist's eye, an impressive feat given that her subject left little behind for study. This attention to detail will appeal to fans of historical fiction.
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"A banquet of simply luscious and delicious history."--Romantic Times, 4 ½ stars
2008 Best Historical Biography of the Year Reviewers Choice Award Winner
Winner of USA Book News Magazine's 2009 Best Books Awards (Historical Fiction)
"A rich, magnificent novel of the Tudor court evoking a once forgotten queen, now impossible to forget."~~ Michelle Moran, author of the national bestseller, Nefertiti: A Novel
"A Perfect Ten"!" ~~Romance Reviews Today --romrevtoday.com/12-10-08%20Update/the%20king%27s%20daughter%20-%2012-15-08.htm
"[A]n Elizabethan page-turner."~ Wisteria Leigh, Blog Critics Magazine
Not only am I always impressed with Worth's research, but her writing style just grabs me. It's difficult to put her books down and this one was just like the others. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Smuggins
I have read all of the "Rose of York" books, and am now reading Sandra Worth's books on Elizabeth of York, and now Catherine of Gordon. Read morePublished 8 months ago by pianofingers
It was interesting but I thought the character portrayals and dialogue were a little stilted and pedestrian. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love this book!
It's is so passionate and sweet.
I love so much Richard III and Elizabeth of York together!
Ugh this is awful. I think the author is madly in love with Richard III, her portrayal of him is so nauseating sweet that I think I got two cavities reading it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Celegirl27
So much better than Philippa Gregory's The White Princess! I loved Elizabeth in this book--she was strong, elegant, and quick-witted. I zipped through this novel. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Carly
Such a horrible book I couldn't get through the first 100 pages. It's very historically inaccurate and it depicts Elizabeth Woodville as an evil witch. Read morePublished 13 months ago by chris palmer
If you love the history of the english crown and their wives this is a good transition to the Tutor court.Published 17 months ago by Holly Ingram
The Epilogue at the back of the books is much more interesting then the story itself. However it does "try" to offer explanations for why Henry VIII was such a spoiled... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Stellasgroovn