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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 26/06/2014
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"In Succession Livi Michael engages meticulously with the diverse historical accounts of the Wars of the Roses, but she also invests intimate and poignant humanity into the personal tragedies of an era wrought with conflict and terror". (Elizabeth Fremantle, author of Queen's Gambit). Behind the bloody battle scenes of the Wars of the Roses lie the sinewy political skills of a remarkable pair of women. Margaret of Anjou, French, beautiful, unpopular; her marriage in 1444 to a young Henry VI causes national uproar. As English rule in France collapses, Henry goes insane, civil war erupts, and families are pitted against each other. With Henry VI incapacitated, Margaret Anjou is left to fight alone for her son's position as rightful heir. Meanwhile Margaret Beaufort, nobly born but far more distant from the throne, becomes a great heiress while only an infant. Her childhood is lived in echoing remote castles and she is lonely and vulnerable: everyone at Henry's court competes to be her guardian and to engineer an advantageous alliance through marriage to her. By the age of thirteen, she has married twice and given birth to her only son - the future King of England. But then she is separated from him ...and her fight really begins Succession is the intense and powerful story of the women who gave birth to the Tudor dynasty.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241146248
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 625 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 33 mm

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“Not sure about this author's books”

From the prologue of this exciting new book by an author I have not read before (and this is half the fun of reviewing - choosing an author and seeing what their style of writing is). I knew that I was in the capable... More

Hardback edition
29th June 2014
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“Brilliant insight into the 15th century”

Succession cleverly combines passages from contemporary 15th century chronicles with a fictional depiction of the book’s main characters, in particular Margaret of Anjou and Margaret Beaufort. These 2 very young women... More

Hardback edition
31st July 2014
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“A Great Read”

What a great read! I loved this book! It gave me a real understanding of what it must have been like for 15th century women mixed up in power struggles. I´d highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more... More

Hardback edition
31st July 2014
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