The second book in the Cousins’ War series by #1 New
York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, The Red Queen moves to the Lancaster side in the story of
a determined woman who believes she is destined to shape the course of history.
Believing that her
piety and lineage have 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—no matter the cost. After constant battles kill any other
claimants, the little boy is the last Lancaster male to bear a claim to the
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
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.
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