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The Woodvilles

The Wars of the Roses and England's Most Infamous Family



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The first non-fiction book on the notorious and perennially popular Woodville family In 1464, the most eligible bachelor in England, Edward IV, stunned the nation by revealing his secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville, a beautiful, impoverished widow whose father and brother Edward himself had once ridiculed as upstarts. Edward's controversial match brought his queen's large family to court and into the thick of the Wars of the Roses. This is the story of the family whose fates would be inextricably intertwined with the fall of the Plantagenets and the rise of the Tudors: Richard, the squire whose marriage to a duchess would one day cost him his head; Jacquetta, mother to the queen and accused witch; Elizabeth, the commoner whose royal destiny would cost her three of her sons; Anthony, the scholar and jouster who was one of Richard III's first victims; and Edward, whose military exploits would win him the admiration of Ferdinand and Isabella. Join bestselling novelist Susan Higginbotham as she draws on little-known material such as private letters and wills to shed light on the controversial events surrounding one of England's most notorious and perennially popular families. AUTHOR: Susan Higginbotham is a bestselling novelist with a particular interest in medieval and Tudor history. Her first novel, The Traitor's Wife, set in fourteenth-century England, won the gold medal for historical/military fiction in the 2008 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Awards. She also has a master's degree in English literature. SELLING POINTS: . Author is a bestselling novelist who has carried out extensive research into the Woodville family . Includes little-known material such as private letters and wills, etc. . Investigates controversial issues such as the fate of the Princes in the Tower and witchcraft allegations against Elizabeth and her mother 16 b/w illustrations

Product code: 9780750960786

ISBN 9780750960786
Publisher The History Press Ltd
No. Of Pages 224
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129
The first non-fiction book on the notorious and perennially popular Woodville family