The Red Queen

The Red Queen

The second book in Philippa's stunning new trilogy, The Cousins' War, brings to life the story of Margaret Beaufort, a shadowy and mysterious character in the first book of the series - The White Queen - but who now takes centre stage in the bitter struggle of The War of the Roses.

The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal friend and servant, undermine the support for Richard III and ultimately ensure that her only son, Henry Tudor, triumphs as King of England.

Through collaboration with the dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret agrees to a betrothal between Henry and Elizabeth's daughter, thereby uniting the families and resolving the Cousins War once and for all by founding of the Tudor dynasty.

Title:The Red Queen
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781416563723
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    The Red Queen Reviews

  • Matthew

    After finishing this, the only real things I feel I have to say are that I HATE Margaret Beaufort and had many a moment while reading where I was hoping beyond hope that Elizabeth Woodville or some ot...

  • Susan

    First, despite its title, The Red Queen is not about Margaret of Anjou, but about Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, mother of Henry VII. (For some reason, no one in the novel ever addresses Mar...

  • James

    Blood Red! Who was she? Another strong contender in this series. I am really excited with the different characters and the connections across the books. Margaret is a fascinating historical figure... ...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon

    Margaret Beaufort is deeply pious, and she has spent many years paying for the return of the house of Lancaster. She is a devout Catholic; thus, she is convinced that God is on her side; therefore, it...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Red Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #3), Philippa GregoryThe Red Queen is a 2010 historical novel by Philippa Gregory, the second of her series The Cousins' War. It is the story of Margar...

  • Jason Koivu

    Now is the Spring of this woman's discontent...Cause, I mean, talk about bitter!In Philippa Gregory's The Red Queen the prominent historical figure from the War of the Roses period and eventual mother...

  • Iset

    I was surprised, but I actually ended up liking this novel a shade better than "The White Queen". There's much less of the Melusina magic, which I really felt was used too much as a deus ex machina in...

  • Robin

    I have no idea if Margaret Beaufort was as she is depicted by Gregory, but her fictional alter ego is the most unlikeable person that I have come across in a novel in years. The first-person narrative...

  • Patricia

    When I read the reviews and everyone hated this book, I had to read it. As it turns out, everyone hates the heroine, but I didn't. I felt sorry for her, and I had to laugh at her self-absorption and s...

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