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New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
382 p. : geneal. table, map; 25 cm.
Gregory, Philippa. Cousins' war bk.2
"A Touchstone book."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 380-382).
Married to a man twice her age, quickly widowed, and a mother at only fourteen, Margaret Beaufort is determined to turn her lonley life into a triumph. She sets her heart on putting her son on the throne of England regardless of the cost to herself, England, and even her son. Disregarding rival heirs and the overwhelming power of the York dynasty, she names him Henry, like the king; sends him into exile; and pledges him in marriage to her enemy Elizabeth of York's daughter. As the political tides constantly move and shift, Margaret charts her own way through another loveless marriage, treacherous alliances and secret plots, always with her ultimate goal before her.