Elizabeth of York

A Tudor Queen and Her World

Weir, Alison

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Elizabeth of York
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A biography of the first Tudor queen, who was the only living descendent of Yorkist King Edward IV, and mother of the infamous Henry VIII, sheds new light on the life of this enigmatic woman and mother of the Tudor dynasty.

Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2013]
Edition: First U.S. Edition.
ISBN: 9780345521385
0345521382
0345521366
9780345521361
Characteristics: xxxiv, 572 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations (chiefly color) ;,25 cm

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Mar 10, 2014
  • finn75 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Plenty of historical detail and an interesting run down of the personalities involved. Weir gives us as much of a look as possible into Elizabeth of York's life without making stuff up as you would be inclined to do as there is so little real documentation available.

Jan 22, 2014

"Elizabeth of York married Henry Tudor (Henry VII) in 1485 after years of factional struggle in the Wars of the Roses. This marriage helped Henry to establish a stable reign over England in place of violent political upheaval. Vividly depicting details of Elizabeth's life, biographer Alison Weir explains not only Elizabeth's significance in the line of royal succession, but also the value of her status as Henry's consort." Biography and Memoir January 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/f258d59c-5047-4e99-84b0-f4d1d04ff18e?postId=84e6a621-a5ec-40c1-a752-d42f6fa838f2

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