The Red Queen (Cousins War 2)

by Philippa Gregory | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1471128784 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Ythan of Ellon, Scotland United Kingdom on 9/14/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by Ythan from Ellon, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, September 14, 2015
Synopsis:

We may all be cousins; but they are of the House of York and we are of the House of Lancaster. Never forget it.

1453. Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort is a strikingly pious child. Saints' knees her stigmata, she has a fierce and unwavering sense of destiny. If not a nun, then she'll be Queen of England and sign her name Margaret Regina: Margaret R.

Still a girl, Margaret is sent to a loveless marriage in remote Wales. There, she gives birth to a son who she names for the King, her cousin, Henry VI of England, who is sinking into madness. Determined to put her Henry on England's throne, regardless of the overwhelming power of York dynasty, she sends him into exile and pledges him in marriage to the daughter of her enemy Elizabeth Woodville.

Meanwhile, devoted in her belief that her House is the true ruler of England, Margaret feigns loyalty to the usurper King Richard III and masterminds one of the greatest rebellions of all time.

Journal Entry 2 by Ythan at Ellon, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 24, 2015
A quick and easy read, apart from too many people with similar names that got me confused at times. I found Margaret Beaufort to be a less likeable character than Elizabeth Woodville, a bit too narcissistic and snobbish at times. Learning of her upbringing, I'm not too surprised how she turned out.

Look forward to reading the next in the series.

Journal Entry 3 by Ythan at Ellon, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, February 07, 2016
Book 30 of 87, 87 books for 87 years.

In memory of my gran (Ena).

4.7.1920 - 22.12.2007.

Always in our hearts.

Journal Entry 4 by Ythan at Another Book Crosser, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Sunday, February 07, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (2/9/2016 UTC) at Another Book Crosser, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 5 by Ythan at Ellon, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, June 27, 2016
Not Chosen this time.

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Journal Entry 7 by purple-pixie at Nuneaton, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Saturday, December 03, 2016
Taken from a bookbox.

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