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The King's Curse ( The Cousins? War) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Philippa Gregory

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the acclaimed Starz series The White Queen comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII?s stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England.

As an heir to the Plantagenets, Margaret is seen by the King?s mother, the Red Queen, as a rival to the Tudor claim to the throne. She is buried in marriage to a Tudor supporter?Sir Richard Pole, governor of Wales?and becomes guardian to Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon.

But Margaret?s destiny, as cousin to the White Princess, is not for a life in the shadows. Tragedy throws her into poverty, yet a royal death restores her to her place at young Henry VIII?s court where she becomes chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. There she watches the dominance of the Spanish queen over her husband and her tragic decline.

Amid the rapid deterioration of the Tudor court, Margaret must choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical Henry VIII or to her beloved queen. Caught between the old and the new, Margaret must find her own way, concealing her knowledge that an old curse cast upon all the Tudors is slowly coming true...
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 612
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels
Series Title: The Cousins? War
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Author: Philippa Gregory
Language: English
Street Date: April 7, 2015
TCIN: 16680900
UPC: 9781451626124
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-5498
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fitting end to a series

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Pamela 2 years ago
I've always been a history buff so historical fiction takes me places I can only dream of...and make me that much happier that I didn't live back then! The author spins a tale that clears (well, mostly) the muddy waters of English royalty during a very complicated era in their history. EXCELLENT REA...see moreof the reviewer's review
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