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The last white rose : a novel of Elizabeth of York  Cover Image Book Book

The last white rose : a novel of Elizabeth of York / Alison Weir.

Weir, Alison, 1951- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780593355039
  • ISBN: 0593355032
  • Physical Description: 526 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Elizabeth, Queen, consort of Henry VII, King of England, 1465-1503 > Fiction.
Royalty > Fiction.
Queens > Fiction.
Monarchy > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Henry VII, 1485-1509 > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 5 of 11 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

Holds

  • 2 current holds with 11 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library FICTION WEIR 2022 (Text) 0001002414785 Fiction New On holds shelf -


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