The King's Grace, A Novel of the Wars of the Roses

The King's Grace, A Novel of the Wars of the Roses

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All that history knows of Grace Plantagenet is that she was an illegitimate daughter of Edward IV and one of two attendants aboard the funeral barge of his widowed queen. Thus, she was half sister of the famous young princes, who -- when this story begins in 1485 -- had been housed in the Tower by their uncle, Richard III, and are presumed dead. But in the 1490s, a young man appears at the courts of Europe claiming to be Richard, duke of York, the younger of the boys, and seeking to claim his rightful throne from England's first Tudor king, Henry VII. But is this man who he says he is? Or is he Perkin Warbeck, a puppet of Margaret of York, duchess of Burgundy, who is determined to regain the crown for her York family? Grace Plantagenet finds herself in the midst of one of English history's greatest mysteries. If she can discover the fate of the princes and the true identity of Perkin Warbeck, perhaps she will find her own place in her family.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009
ISBN: 9781416550457
1416550453
Branch Call Number: FICTION EASTE...A
Notes: "A Touchstone Book."

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rhuber6202 Jul 13, 2012

Loved this book! I love this time period in history, and to read about a woman I've never heard of was delightful - I like this author as much, if not more, than Phillippa Gregory.

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Oct 03, 2011

This is another excellent work by Anne Easter Smith. If you wish to follow events chronologically, you may want to start with her most recent work, Queen by Right, about Cecily Neville followed by Daughter of York about Margaret of York before you read The Kings Grace. The continuity between all of her works is exceptional though and as an aficionado of this era, I did not have difficulty following them out of order.

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