Wars of the Roses: Margaret of Anjou
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Wars of the Roses: Margaret of Anjou

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The brilliant retelling of the Wars of the Roses continues with Margaret of Anjou, the second gripping novel in the new series from historical fiction master Conn Iggulden.

As traitors advance . . . a queen defends.
It is 1454 and for more than a year King Henry VI has remained all but exiled in Windsor Castle, struck down by his illness, his eyes vacant, his mind blank. His fiercely loyal wife and queen, Margaret of Anjou, safeguards her husband's interests, hoping that her son Edward will one day come to know his father.
With each month that Henry is all but absent as king, Richard, the duke of York, protector of the realm, extends his influence throughout the kingdom. A trinity of nobles--York and Salisbury and Warwick--are a formidable trio and together they seek to break the support of those who would raise their colors and their armies in the name of Henry and his queen.
But when the king unexpectedly recovers his senses and returns to London to reclaim his throne, the balance of power is once again thrown into turmoil. The clash of the Houses of Lancaster and York may be the beginning of a war that could tear England apart . . .
Following Stormbird, Margaret of Anjou is the second epic installment in master storyteller Conn Iggulden's new Wars of the Roses series. Fans of the Game of Thrones and the Tudors series will be gripped from the word "go."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 25mm | 408g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • MAPS AND FAMILY TREE
  • 0425282422
  • 9780425282427
  • 89,089

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"Highly readable as a stand-alone novel, but those who loved Stormbird will be anticipating Iggulden's take on the mesmerizing Richard III." --Kirkus Reviews "The politicking and conniving are worthy of a Washington potboiler. The battle scenes turn on the flick of a decision, adding to the excitement of this twisting chapter in English history. Royal watchers, history buffs, and those who love their war tales will be marching alongside the author as he illuminates the ups and downs of royal control in that uncertain era." --Library Journal "Steeped in the tactics and bloodshed of warfare; the book reads as if the narrator has waded with a video camera into the heart of the action at St. Albans and Blore Heath . . . His intention is getting into the hearts and minds of the Wars of the Roses' protagonists. And with the reader's allegiance being drawn from one to another, and the poignant dramas that unfold behind the grim inevitability of war, a grand yarn it is too." --The Times of London
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About Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. Following Stormbird, Margaret of Anjou is the second book in his superb new series set during the Wars of the Roses, a remarkable period of British history. His previous two series, on Julius Caesar and on the Mongol Khans of Central Asia, describe the founding of the greatest empires of their day and were number-one bestsellers. Conn lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and children.
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