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Uncrowned Queen

The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch

Nicola Tallis



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02 December 2020
As the battle for royal supremacy raged between the houses of Lancaster and York, Margaret Beaufort, who was descended from Edward III and proved to be a critical threat to the Yorkist cause, was forced to give up her son - she would be separated from him for fourteen years. Surrounded by conspiracies in the enemy Yorkist court, Margaret remained steadfast, only just escaping the headman's axe as she plotted to overthrow Richard III and secure her son the throne. Against all odds, in 1485 Henry Tudor was victorious on the battlefield at Bosworth. Margaret's unceasing efforts and royal blood saw her son crowned King Henry VII, and Margaret became the most powerful woman in England.

Nicola Tallis unmasks the many myths that have attached themselves to Margaret and reveals the real woman: an independent and vibrant character, who would risk everything to become Queen in all but name.
By:   Nicola Tallis
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 29mm
ISBN:   9781789292589
ISBN 10:   1789292581
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   02 December 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Nicola Tallis is a British historian and researcher. Her debut book, Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey, was published to wide praise. She has previously lectured at the University of Winchester and worked with Historic Royal Palaces and the National Trust.

Reviews for Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch

A compelling portrayal of a woman of extraordinary courage, vision and passion. A must read. -- Tracy Borman Stunning - informed, assured and compulsively readable. -- Sarah Gristwood A pacy narrative, written with a clear love for and detailed knowledge of her subject. * Spectator *

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