The Red Rose of Anjou
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The Red Rose of Anjou : (Plantagenet Saga)

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When Henry VI becomes king, it is soon clear that he would be better suited to a quiet life than to ruling the country. Richard, Duke of York, is convinced that he would make a better king and has more right to the crown, and he will stop at nothing to claim it. But Margaret of Anjou, Henry's new French wife, is a formidable woman who is just as determined to keep Henry on the throne.

Most powerful of all is the Earl of Warwick, the kingmaker, and with his support of Richard of York the War of the Roses begins. When Henry VI lapses into madness and eventually meets his mysterious end in the Wakefield Tower, Margaret directs all of her ambition towards her young son, Passionate and impulsive she begins scheming for him, and in doing so dashes headlong into disaster ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 330g
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099532972
  • 9780099532972
  • 123,793

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These books are page-turners; they offer a wonderful way to learn about history, their heroines are smart, strong and in control of their destinies and their stories will remain with you for ever...They are a celebration of women's spirit throughout history.
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Plaidy has brought the past to life * Times Literary Supplement * Far and away my favourite writer * Wendy Holden * Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama * New York Times * One of England's foremost historical novelists * Birmingham Mail * These books are page-turners; they offer a wonderful way to learn about history, their heroines are smart, strong and in control of their destinies and their stories will remain with you for ever...They are a celebration of women's spirit throughout history. * Daily Express *
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About Jean Plaidy

Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.
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