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    DescriptionThe extraordinary true story of the 'Red Queen'. Born in the midst of the Wars of the Roses, Margaret Beaufort became the greatest heiress of her time. She survived a turbulent life, marrying four times and enduring imprisonment before passing her claim to the crown of England to her son, Henry VII, the first of the Tudor monarchs. Margaret's royal blood placed her on the fringes of the Lancastrian royal dynasty. After divorcing her first husband at the age of ten, she married the king's half-brother, Edmund Tudor, becoming a widow and bearing her only child, the future Henry VII, before her fourteenth birthday. Margaret was always passionately devoted to the interests of her son who claimed the throne through her. She embroiled herself in both treason and conspiracy as she sought to promote his claims, allying herself with the Yorkist Queen, Elizabeth Woodville, in an attempt to depose Richard III. She was imprisoned by Richard and her lands confiscated, but she continued to work on her son's behalf, ultimately persuading her fourth husband, the powerful Lord Stanley, to abandon the king in favour of Henry on the eve of the decisive Battle of Bosworth. It was Lord Stanley himself who placed the crown on Henry's head on the battlefield. Henry VII gave his mother unparalleled prominence during his reign. She established herself as an independent woman and ended her life as regent of England, ruling on behalf of her seventeen-year-old grandson, Henry VIII.


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    Title
    Margaret Beaufort
    Subtitle
    Mother of the Tudor Dynasty
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Norton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781445605784
    ISBN 10: 1445605783
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    LC classification: DA330.8.R5 N67 2011
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    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    39 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    30 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Chalford
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Norton gained her first degree from the University of Cambridge, and her Masters from the University of Oxford. Her other books include CATHERINE PARR ('Scintillating' THE FINANCIAL TIMES, 'Cuts an admirably clear path through tangled Tudor intrigues' JENNY UGLOW, 'Wonderful - a joy to read' HERSTORIA), ANNE BOLEYN: HENRY VIII'S OBSESSION ('Meticulously researched and a great read' THEANNEBOLEYNFILES.COM), ANNE OF CLEVES: HENRY VIII'S DISCARDED BRIDE, JANE SEYMOUR: HENRY VIII'S TRUE LOVE, MARGARET BEAUFORT: MOTHER OF THE TUDOR DYNASTY, ANNE BOLEYN IN HER OWN WORDS & THE WORDS OF THOSE WHO KNEW HER ('A very useful compilation of source material on Anne Boleyn - a well produced book' ALISON WEIR), ENGLAND'S QUEENS: THE BIOGRAPHY (all published by Amberley Publishing) and SHE WOLVES: THE NOTORIOUS QUEENS OF ENGLAND. She lives in Kingston Upon Thames.
    Table of contents
    1 A Beaufort Heiress: 1443-1444 2 First Marriage: 1444-1453 3 Second Marriage: 1453-1456 4 Margaret's First Widowhood: November 1456-January 1458 5 Third Marriage: 1458-1470 6 The Fall of the House of Lancaster: 1469-1471 7 A Fourth Husband: 1471-1483 8 Mother to the King's Great Rebel & Traitor: April 1483-December 1483 9 Bosworth Field: January 1484-August 1485 10 The King's Mother: August 1485-January 1486 11 Margaret R: January 1486-July 1504 12 A Patroness of Learning: July 1504-April 1509 13 My Lady, the King's Grandmother: 23 April-29 June 1509 14 Mother of the Tudor Dynasty Appendix: Margaret Beaufort in Her Own Words Notes Bibliography List of Illustrations Index