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Ravenspur : Rise of the Tudors

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Witness the rise of the Tudors in the stunning conclusion to Conn Iggulden's powerful retelling of the Wars of the Roses. 'An utterly compelling page-turner full of historical facts. A fascinating read' SunEngland, 1470. A divided kingdom cannot stand. King Edward of York has been driven out of England. Queen Elizabeth and her children tremble in sanctuary at Westminster Abbey. The House of Lancaster has won the crown, but York will not go quietly.Desperate to reclaim his throne, Edward lands at Ravenspur with a half-drowned army and his brother Richard at his side. Every hand is against them, every city gate is shut, yet the brothers York go on the attack. But neither sees that their true enemy is Henry Tudor, now grown into a man. As the Red Dragon - 'the man of destiny' - his claim to the throne leads to Bosworth Field and a battle that will call an end to the Wars of the Roses . . .'A tough, pacy chronicle of bloody encounters, betrayals and cruelties. Superb' Daily Mail'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction' Daily Mirror'Superb, fantastic, extraordinary' Sunday Expressshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 342g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1405921498
  • 9781405921497
  • 3,577

About Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. Following the Sunday Times bestsellers Stormbird, Trinity and Bloodline, Ravenspur is the fourth book in his superb new series set during the Wars of the Roses, a remarkable period of British history. He has written two previous bestselling historical series.show more

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Witness the rise of the Tudors in the stunning conclusion to Conn Iggulden's powerful retelling of the Wars of the Roses, Ravenspur. * from the publisher's description * Absorbing and bloody. Iggulden handles the origins of the Tudor dynasty with great panache -- Antonia Senior * The Times * A tough, pacy chronicle of bloody encounters, betrayals and cruelties. Superb * Daily Mail * Breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times * Star * One of our finest historical novelists has produced another impressively researched, cleverly plotted and gripping take on the Wars of the Roses * Daily Express * Iggulden is in a class of his own * Daily Mirror * Superbly plotted and paced * The Times * Exceptionally well-written and gripping * Stylist * Compelling * Woman and Home * A page-turning thriller * Mail on Sunday * Pacey and juicy, and packed with action * Sunday Times * Superb. This fantastic novel reveals with extraordinary insight the ambitions and fears of the leading figures of the day, most memorably Richard III * Express *show more

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