The Red Queen: A Novel (The Cousin's War)

by Philippa Gregory | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1416563733 Global Overview for this book
Registered by HoserLauren of Burlington, Ontario Canada on 11/12/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 12, 2011
Received this as a birthday present.

From Chapters:
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 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.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, January 29, 2012
This book is with me :)

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, August 02, 2013
This is the story of Margaret Beaufort who was on the Lancaster side of the War of the Roses. This complements the first in the series, The White Queen and as such this is what makes this story somewhat interesting.

Margaret is married at age twelve to a Welsh lord just so that he may have an heir and she may produce a possible heir to the throne which she does. Margaret is a religious zealot who believes herself to be on a mission similar to Joan of Arc.

Margaret is widowed at an early age and infiltrates the York side in order to undermine the king and his heirs and to ensure that her son, Henry of Tudor gains his rightful place on the throne. This time she has picked a man who self-interest is in preservation of his own skin and although he treats her well tends to thwart her attempts. Her next husband is not so wise a choice.

Margaret is a hateful pious character and with the exception of the 'other' side being brought to light, this story would be a miss for me.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, August 15, 2013
mailed to my birthday partner. Enjoy!!!!

Journal Entry 5 by dancing-dog at Cordova, Tennessee USA on Thursday, September 19, 2013
I know I will like this book - thank you to Ace & Lauren

Journal Entry 6 by dancing-dog at Cordova, Tennessee USA on Sunday, February 08, 2015
A good story with lots of action. The character of Margaret Beaufort was well-done although hard to like. She thought of herself as a godly, pious women yet she was hell-bent on seeing her son take the throne via her manipulative, lying and deceptive devices. It was interesting to escape into this era for a while.

Journal Entry 7 by dancing-dog at Brickhouse Buffet in Bartlett, Tennessee USA on Monday, May 20, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (5/20/2019 UTC) at Brickhouse Buffet in Bartlett, Tennessee USA


Left on a bench near the front door - happy reading!

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