The last white rose : a novel of Elizabeth of York

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Published 2022
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Elizabeth of York is the oldest daughter of King Edward IV. Flame-haired, beautiful and sweet-natured, she is adored by her family, yet her life is suddenly disrupted when her beloved father dies in the prime of life. Her uncle, the notorious Richard III, takes advantage of King Edward's death to grab the throne and imprison Elizabeth's two younger brothers, the rightful royal heirs. Forever afterward known as 'the Princes in the Tower', the boys are never seen again. On the heels of this tragedy, Elizabeth is subjected to Richard's overtures to make her his wife, further legitimising his claim to the throne. King Richard has murdered her brothers, yet she feels she must accept his proposal. As if in a fairy tale, Elizabeth is saved by Henry Tudor, who challenges Richard and defeats him at the legendary Battle of Bosworth Field. Following his victory, Henry becomes king and asks Elizabeth to be his wife, the first queen of the Tudor line. The marriage is happy and fruitful, not only uniting the warring houses of Lancaster and York - the red and white roses - but producing four surviving children, one of whom, Henry VIII, will rule the country for the next 36 years.

Thorndike Press Large Print edition.
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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.
839 pages (large print) : genealogical chart ; 22 cm.
large print.
Other Title:
Novel of Elizabeth of York
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged."--T.p. verso.
"Published in 2022 by arrangement with Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC"--T.p. verso.
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