The War of the roses was a family fall-out that raged for 30 years, yet ultimately gave birth to the Tudors - a dynasty that went on to rule England and Wales for 117 years. Bestselling author and historian Philippa Gregory presents an emotional portrait of three women in the very centre of the conspiracy. Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen, was the wife of Edward IV, mother of the Princes in the tower, while Margaret Beaufort, the red Queen, was the mother of the first Tudor King Henry VII. Anne Neville was the daughter of the Earl of Warwick - the most powerful man in the country - and wife of Richard III - England's most notorious king. Philippa reveals what drove these women, how they survived and how, when they grasped power, the exercised it. It is a story about power and ambition, but it is also about these women's passionate and calculating commitment to their children.
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