The War of the Roses has to be one of the most fascinating periods in history, and yet very little is known about Elizabeth of York, despite the fact that she was daughter of one King, niece to another, wife to yet another and finally mother and grandmother to two of the greatest monarchs in British History.
Sandra Worth attempts to rectify this in her new book that is due out on 2 December. Here's the blurb:
In this groundbreaking novel, award-winning author Sandra Worth vibrantly brings to life the people's Queen, "Elizabeth the Good."
Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth of York trusts that her beloved father's dying wish has left England in the hands of a just and deserving ruler. But upon the rise of Richard of Gloucester, Elizabeth's family experiences one devastation after another: her late father is exposed as a bigamist, she and her siblings are branded bastards, and her brothers are taken into the new king's custody, then reportedly killed.
But one fateful night leads Elizabeth to question her prejudices. Through the eyes of Richard's ailing queen she sees a man worthy of respect and undying adoration. His dedication to his people inspires a forbidden love and ultimately gives her the courage to accept her destiny, marry Henry Tudor, and become Queen. While her soul may secretly belong to another, her heart belongs to England . . .