The Woodvilles: The Wars of the Roses and England's Most Infamous Family

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From an acclaimed historical fiction author comes the first nonfiction book on the notorious and perennially popular Woodville family, investigating such controversial issues as the fate of the Princes in the Tower and witchcraft allegations against Elizabeth and her mother

In 1464, the most eligible bachelor in England, Edward IV, stunned the nation by revealing his secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville, a beautiful, impoverished widow whose father and brother ...

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Overview


From an acclaimed historical fiction author comes the first nonfiction book on the notorious and perennially popular Woodville family, investigating such controversial issues as the fate of the Princes in the Tower and witchcraft allegations against Elizabeth and her mother

In 1464, the most eligible bachelor in England, Edward IV, stunned the nation by revealing his secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville, a beautiful, impoverished widow whose father and brother Edward himself had once ridiculed as upstarts. Edward's controversial match brought his queen's large family to court and into the thick of the Wars of the Roses. This is the story of the family whose fates would be inextricably intertwined with the fall of the Plantagenets and the rise of the Tudors: Richard, the squire whose marriage to a duchess would one day cost him his head; Jacquetta, mother to the queen and accused witch; Elizabeth, the commoner whose royal destiny would cost her three of her sons; Anthony, the scholar and jouster who was one of Richard III's first victims; and Edward, whose military exploits would win him the admiration of Ferdinand and Isabella. This history includes little-known material such as private letters and wills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752488127
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 297,098
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Susan Higginbotham is a novelist with a particular interest in medieval and Tudor history. Her novels include Her Highness, the Traitor; The Stolen Crown; The Traitor's Wife; and The Queen of Last Hopes.
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  • Posted October 17, 2013

    Susan Higginbotham has brought the Woodville family to life! Wha

    Susan Higginbotham has brought the Woodville family to life! What a wonderful, interesting read; very detailed! 
    Enjoying it thoroughly.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 24, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    Must read

    Focuses on all the Woodvilles including the lesser knwon and their descendants, the Appendixes were also very helpful.

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