When Henry VI becomes king, it is soon clear that he would be more suited to a quiet life. Richard, Duke of York, is convinced that he would make a better king and has more right to the crown. But Margaret of Anjou, Henry's new French wife, is a formidable woman who is just as determined to keep Henry on the throne. Most powerful of all is the Earl of Warwick, and with his support of Richard of York the War of the Roses begins. When Henry VI lapses into madness and eventually meets his mysterious end, Margaret directs all of her ambition towards her young son. Passionate and impulsive, she begins scheming for him, and in doing so dashes into disaster...
©1982 Jean Plaidy (P)2012 Isis Publishing Ltd
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