By Jean Plaidy
From exile and battle to like and loss—every dynasty has a beginning.
Henry Tudor was once now not born to the throne of britain. Having come of age in a time of political turmoil and risk, the guy who could develop into Henry VII spent fourteen years in exile in Brittany earlier than returning triumphantly to the Dorset coast with a small military and decisively successful the conflict of Bosworth Field—ending the battle of the Roses as soon as and for all and launching the notorious Tudor dynasty.
As Henry’s declare to the throne was once tenuous, his marriage to Elizabeth of York, daughter and direct inheritor of King Edward IV, not just served to unify the warring homes, it additionally helped Henry safe the throne for himself and for generations to return. And notwithstanding their union used to be born from political necessity, it turned an excellent love tale that ended in seven young children and twenty chuffed years together.
Sweeping and dramatic, To carry the Crown brings readers contained in the genesis of the good Tudor empire: via Henry and Elizabeth’s stricken ascensions to the throne, their marriage and rule, the heartbreak brought on by the demise in their son Arthur, and, eventually, to the crowning in their more youthful son, King Henry VIII.
“Plaidy excels at mixing heritage with romance and drama.”
—New York Times
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