The Red Queen (The Cousins' War, #2) by Philippa Gregory

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The Red Queen (The Cousins' War, #2) Read Online Free - 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.

Title : The Red Queen (The Cousins' War, #2)
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ISBN : 1416563725
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 382 pages


James rated it ★★★★☆

September 14, 2017

Blood Red! Who was she? Another strong contender in this series. I am really excited with the different characters and the connections across the books. Margaret is a fascinating historical figure... and the little pieces we got to know about her in the first book in this series held her up to on...

Susan rated it ★★★☆☆

August 04, 2010

First, despite its title, The Red Queen is not about Margaret of Anjou, but about Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, mother of Henry VII. (For some reason, no one in the novel ever addresses Margaret as the Countess of Richmond, though records from the time refer to her as such, and she her...

Matthew rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 12, 2013

After finishing this, the only real things I feel I have to say are that I HATE Margaret Beaufort and had many a moment while reading where I was hoping beyond hope that Elizabeth Woodville or some other such person would show up and strangle her to death with the rosary she's always fondling. Ho...

Bookdragon Sean rated it ★★★☆☆

March 09, 2016

Margaret Beaufort is deeply pious, and she has spent many years paying for the return of the house of Lancaster. She is a devout Catholic; thus, she is convinced that God is on her side; therefore, it is God’s will that her son, Henry Tudor, will be the next king of England. This is her life’s wo...

Jason rated it ★★★★★

September 30, 2014

Now is the Spring of this woman's discontent... Cause, I mean, talk about bitter! In Philippa Gregory's The Red Queen the prominent historical figure from the War of the Roses period and eventual mother of King Henry VII, Margaret Beaufort is portrayed as one who felt God had destined her for a hig...

Iset rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 20, 2011

I was surprised, but I actually ended up liking this novel a shade better than "The White Queen". There's much less of the Melusina magic, which I really felt was used too much as a deus ex machina in "The White Queen". The relationship with Jasper Tudor, although completely fictional, was intrig...

Robin rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 08, 2016

I have no idea if Margaret Beaufort was as she is depicted by Gregory, but her fictional alter ego is the most unlikeable person that I have come across in a novel in years. The first-person narrative gave little escape from this fanatical and self-absorbed woman. Henry Tudor's ascension to the t...

Patricia rated it ★★★★★

September 15, 2012

When I read the reviews and everyone hated this book, I had to read it. As it turns out, everyone hates the heroine, but I didn't. I felt sorry for her, and I had to laugh at her self-absorption and self-vindication, but this is a girl raised to believe that blood lines matter, and that her only...

Ahmad rated it ★★★★☆

March 01, 2018

The Red Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #3), Philippa Gregory The Red Queen is a 2010 historical novel by Philippa Gregory, the second of her series The Cousins' War. It is the story of Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII of England. The 2013 BBC One television series The White Queen i...

Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

October 25, 2012

Historical fiction is a passion of mine and I personally think that Philippa Gregory is one of the masters of the genre. I always find her books to be so well researched that as a reader you feel like you are experiencing that particular time first hand. This is the second book in the new cousins...

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