Rose of Raby
ROSE OF RABY is the first in a series of four books about Cecylee Neville (1415-1495), mother of Richard III and Edward IV, Queen by Right and Abbess. This tale of Cecylee's girlhood will appeal to readers of YA novels. Cecylee is the apple of her mother's eye. The seventh daughter, she is the only one left unmarried by 1424, the year she turns nine. In her father's eyes, however, she is merely a valuable pawn in the game of marriage. The Earl of Westmorland plans to marry his youngest daughter to 13-year-old Richard, Duke of York, who is close to the throne. This is a splendid match, for if anything were to happen to three-year-old King Henry, Richard would be King. But what about Cecylee? Does she wish to marry Richard? Does she wish to marry at all? For at the age of ten, Cecylee has already experienced too much violence at the hands of men.
- Paperback | 132 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.62mm | 254.01g
- 07 Mar 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Cynthia Sally Haggard
Born and raised in Surrey, England, CYNTHIA SALLY HAGGARD has lived in the United States for over thirty years. She has had four careers: violinist, cognitive scientist, medical writer and novelist. In case you were wondering, she is related to H. Rider Haggard, the author of SHE and KING SOLOMONS'S MINES. (H. Rider Haggard was a younger brother of her great-grandfather.) Cynthia Sally Haggard is a member of the Historical Novel Society. You can visit her website at spunstories.com.