What’s It About? (from Amazon) A magnificent portrait of Elizabeth of York, set against the dramatic background of fifteenth century England. Elizabeth, the only living descendant of Edward IV, has the most valuable possession in all of England—a legitimate claim to the crown. Two princes battle to win Britain’s most rightful heiress for a bride and her kingdom for his own. On one side is her uncle Richard, the last Plantagenet King, whom she fears is the murderer of her two brothers, the would-be kings. On the other side is Henry Tudor, the exiled knight. Can he save her from a horrifying marriage to a cut-throat soldier?
Why This? I LOVED My Lady of Cleves, by Margaret Campbell Barnes. It’s one that I recommended to lots of friends. Just last week I was out at dinner with one of these friends and we were talking about what a strong woman Ann of Cleves was, how we loved her portrayal in the novel, how we loved the way she handled Henry, how she was able to live life on her own terms. Everything was so well-written and fleshed out. I know nothing about The Tudor Rose, except my girl Margaret wrote a book about her. It’s because of her that I will get to know a little something about Elizabeth of York.
Quick! Someone give me a few fun facts about Elizabeth of York.