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The first in a new series of the Wars of the Roses. Whereas the TV drama The White Queen looked at the period from the female point of view, this is the male’s angle. It tries to make sense of the truce between the French and English with Henry VI’s marriage to Margaret of Anjou, his death and the Duke of York protector of the realm. Conn creates a fictional character in Derry Brewer which shows how Henry was managed by those about him leading to the Wars of the Roses. This is excellent, fans of his ancient Rome series will not be disappointed and I’m sure this now popular period will bring him many a new fan.
Books in The Wars of the Roses Series:
Historical fiction master Conn Iggulden retells the gripping story of the English civil war in his new Wars of the Roses series.
King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead.
In 1437 his gentle son comes of age and takes the throne. Frail in body and mind, King Henry VI is dependent on his supporters to run his kingdom.
Richard, Duke of York, however, believes that without a strong king England will fall. His fears seem justified as English power comes under threat from France, and discontent and rebellion spread at home.
On the counsel of his advisers, Henry marries the young princess Margaret of Anjou, in order to forge an alliance with France - but is it too late?
As the storm clouds gather, King Henry and his queen are besieged abroad and at home. Who can save the throne? Who will save the kingdom?
Closing date: 01/11/2020
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Praise for Conn Iggulden:
'This is energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience.' Independent
'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction.' Daily Mirror
'Iggulden ...tells an absolutely cracking story.' The Times
Publication date: 24/04/2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 10/10/2013
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||24th April 2014|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today; with UK sales topping almost 3 million, Conn has joined the likes of Bernard Cornwell and Ken Follett on the A-list of historical novelists. Conn’s previous two series, on Julius Caesar and on the Mongol Khans of Central Asia, describe the founding of the greatest empires of their day and were number one bestsellers. An ex-school teacher and adventurer, Conn was the first author to ever achieve a simultaneous no 1 across and fiction and non-fiction charts with Dangerous Book for Boys. Over 7 million copies of ...More About Conn Iggulden