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The red queen / Philippa Gregory.

Gregory, Philippa. (Author). OverDrive, Inc. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781442304413 (electronic audio bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 audio file : digital.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.

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General Note:
"A Touchstone book."
Electronic audio file.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Bianca Amato.
Summary, etc.:
Determined to see her son Henry on the throne of England, pious Margaret Beaufort arranges politically advantageous marriages, sends her son out of the country for his safety, and lays secret plans for a battle between the houses of York and Lancaster.
Reproduction Note:
Electronic reproduction. New York Simon & Schuster Audio 2010 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject: Elizabeth, Queen, consort of Edward IV, King of England, 1437?-1492 > Fiction.
Edward V, King of England, 1470-1483 > Fiction.
Richard, Duke of York, 1472-1483 > Fiction.
Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485 > Fiction.
Queens > Great Britain > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Edward IV, 1461-1483 > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Richard III, 1483-1485 > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Wars of the Roses, 1455-1485 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Electronic audio books.
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  • Findaway World Llc

    The second audiobook in The Cousins' War series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, The Red Queen moves to the Lancaster side, in a story of a determined woman who believes she is destined to shape the course of history.

    Believing that her piety and lineage has destined her for greatness beyond her ordinary looks and expedient marriage, Margaret Beaufort is determined to see her son Henry on the throne of England-regardless of the cost. And after constant battles kill any other claimants, the little boy is the last Lancaster male to bear a claim to the throne.

    Sending her son out of the country to keep him safe and betrothing him to her enemy Queen Elizabeth Woodville's daughter, Margaret feigns loyalty to King Richard III and marries one of his faithful supporters-all while laying secret plans for the battle between the houses of York and Lancaster that will see her son the King of England.

    When King Richard's only son dies, Margaret launches her plan with a deadly command that strikes to the heart of the White Queen. Henry Tudor invades from France and with the support of Margaret's husband, defeats the King's army, gaining the throne and sealing his marriage to the White Rose princess. The ultimate triumph belongs to Lady Margaret; she has founded the greatest dynasty that England will ever know: the Tudors.

  • Simon & Schuster
    The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life Margaret Beaufort, heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, who charts her way through treacherous alliances to take control of the English throne.Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her Lancaster house is the true ruler of England, and that she has a great destiny before her. Married to a man twice her age, quickly widowed, and a mother at only fourteen, Margaret is determined to turn her lonely life into a triumph. She sets her heart on putting her son on the throne of England regardless of the cost to herself, to England, and even to the little boy. Disregarding rival heirs and the overwhelming power of the York dynasty, she names him Henry, like the king; sends him into exile; and pledges him in marriage to her enemy Elizabeth of York's daughter. As the political tides constantly move and shift, Margaret masterminds one of the greatest rebellions of all time--all the while knowing that her son has grown to manhood, recruited an army, and awaits his opportunity to win the greatest prize in all of England. The Red Queen is a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, the story of a proud and determined woman who believes that she alone is destined, by her piety and lineage, to shape the course of history.
  • Simon and Schuster
    The second volume in The Cousins’ War series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, The Red Queen is now available on audio for only $14.99.

    Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that she has a great destiny before her. Her mother mocks her ambition to be a new Joan of Arc. But worst of all for Margaret is that her mother is sending her to a loveless marriage in remote Wales.

    Married to a man twice her age, quickly widowed, and a mother at only fourteen, Margaret is determined to turn her lonely life into a triumph. She sets her heart on putting her son on the throne of England regardless of the cost. Disregarding rival heirs and the overwhelming power of the York dynasty, she names him Henry, like the king; sends him into exile; and pledges him in marriage to her enemy Elizabeth of York’s daughter. As the political tides constantly shift, Margaret charts her own way through another loveless marriage, treacherous alliances, and secret plots.

    Widowed a second time, Margaret marries the ruthless, deceitful Thomas, Lord Stanley, and her fate stands on the knife edge of his will. Gambling her life that he will support her, she then masterminds one of the greatest rebellions of the time—all the while knowing that her son waits for his opportunity to win the greatest prize.

    In a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, number one bestselling author Philippa Gregory has brought to life the story of a proud and determined woman who believes that she alone is destined, by her piety and lineage, to shape the course of history.


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