ISBN 9780857207494,The Kingmaker's Daughter

The Kingmaker's Daughter

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ISBN 9780857207494
Publisher

Simon & Schuster

Publication Year 2013
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780857207494

ISBN-10 0857207490
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 448 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

From the queen of royal fiction comes a gripping 15th-century tale of the daughters of the man known as the 'Kingmaker. I have lost my father in battle, my sister to Elizabeth Woodville's spy, my brother- in-law to Elizabeth Woodville's executioner, my nephew to her poisoner, and now my son to her curse...' The gripping and ultimately tragic story of Anne Neville and her sister Isabel, the daughters of the Earl of Warwick, the most powerful magnate in England through the Cousins' Wars. In the absence of a son and heir, he ruthlessly uses the two girls as pawns but they, in their own right, are thoughtful and powerful actors. Against the backdrop of the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne turns from a delightful child growing up in intimacy and friendship with the family of Richard Duke of York to become ever more fearful and desperate as her father's enemies turn against her, the net closes in and there is, in the end, simply nowhere she can turn, no one she can trust with her life. About the Author Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the internationally bestselling novel The Other Boleyn Girl. Now she is looking at the family that preceded the Tudors: the magnificent Plantaganets, a family of complex rivalries, loves, and hatreds. Her love for history and commitment to historical accuracy are the hallmarks of her writing. She lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire.
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