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The last white rose : a novel of Elizabeth of York

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"New York Times bestselling author Alison Weir explores the life of Henry VIII's mother, Elizabeth, the first queen of the Tudor dynasty, in this stunning historical novel. Elizabeth of York is the oldest daughter of King Edward IV. Flame-haired, beautiful, and sweet-natured, she is adored by her family; yet her life is suddenly disrupted when her beloved father dies in the prime of life. Her uncle, the notorious Richard III, takes advantage of King Edward's death to grab the throne and imprison Elizabeth's two younger brothers, the rightful royal heirs. Forever afterwards known as the princes in the tower, the boys are never seen again. On the heels of this tragedy, Elizabeth is subjected to Richard's overtures to make her his wife, further legitimizing his claim to the throne. King Richard has murdered her brothers, yet she is obliged to accept his proposal. As if in a fairy tale, Elizabeth is saved by Henry Tudor, who challenges Richard and kills him in the legendary Battle of Bosworth Field. In recognition of his victory, Henry becomes king and asks Elizabeth to be his wife, the first queen of the Tudor line. The marriage is happy and fruitful, not only uniting the warring houses of Lancaster and York-the red and white roses-but resulting in four surviving children, one of whom, Henry VIII, will rule the country for the next thirty-six years. As in her popular Six Tudor Queens series, Alison Weir captures the personality of one of Britain's most important monarchs, conveying Elizabeth of York's dramatic life in a novel that is all the richer because of its firm basis in history"--

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Gorham Free Library FIC WEIR TUDOR #1 (Text)
Adult Fiction
52119300232860
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Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300426981
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Livonia Public Library FIC WEI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52140300627727
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Mount Morris Library FIC WEI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52123300307789
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Sodus Community Library FIC WEI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300573262
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Victor Farmington Library WEI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52128301008815
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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo FIC WEI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52150300604345
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC WEI (Text)
Adult Fiction
31846002984853
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