Wars of the Roses: Stormbird - Wars of the Roses Book 1 (Paperback)
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Wars of the Roses: Stormbird - Wars of the Roses Book 1 (Paperback)

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Historical fiction master Conn Iggulden retells the gripping story of the English Civil War in this first instalment of his latest Wars of the Roses series. King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead. In 1437 his gentle son comes of age and takes the throne. Frail in body and mind, King Henry VI is dependent on his supporters to run his kingdom. Richard, Duke of York, however, believes that without a strong king England will fall. His fears seem justified as English power comes under threat from France, and discontent and rebellion spread at home. On the counsel of his advisers, Henry marries the young princess Margaret of Anjou, in order to forge an alliance with France - but is it too late? As the storm clouds gather, King Henry and his queen are besieged abroad and at home. Who can save the throne? Who will save the kingdom? Stormbird is followed by Trinity, also available from Penguin Random House UK. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Ken Follett and Hilary Mantel. Praise for Conn Iggulden: "This is energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience." (Independent). "Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction." (Daily Mirror). "Iggulden...tells an absolutely cracking story." (The Times).

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780718196349

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“A thrilling beginning to a series”

Conn Iggulden writes clearly abiut the causes of the Wars of the Roses. The book is well paced, the description of Jack Cade's invasion of London, particularly the crossing of London Bridge could not be bettered.... More

Hardback edition
24th March 2014
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“A worthwhile read”

The writing gives a different slant to this time in history. The twists and turns of the story are enthralling and make you want more. The use of characters both high and low born, their ambitions, loyalties and... More

Hardback edition
4th October 2013
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“Compulsive reading!”

Conn Iggulden’s new novel Stormbird is the first of his new Wars of the Roses series.
It is a part of history that I know very little about and Conn Iggulden has certainly whetted my appetite and left me wanting more!... More

Paperback edition
2nd July 2014
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