January 26, 2011

Tudor Book Q&A: Books on Elizabeth Wydville?

There was a book where Elizabeth Woodville and her daughters had to appear before Margaret Beaufort. Even though Beaufort tried to shame Elizabeth, she kept her in her place. Can you tell me what book it was please?

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  1. Elizabeth Woodville is a popular figure in historical fiction. The latest works that could fit the book you are looking for are Philippa Gregory’s The White Queen (focusing on Elizabeth) or The Red Queen (focusing on Margaret Beaufort). Older works featuring Elizabeth include:

    1) The Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage that Forever Changed the Fate of England by Susan Higginbotham

    2) One of Sandra Worth’s Wars of the Roses Series:

    - The Rose of York: Love & War

    -Lady of the Roses: A Novel of the Wars of the Roses

    -The King’s Daughter: A Novel of the First Tudor Queen

    If anyone else has any suggestions, please leave a comment!

  2. Robin Maxwell’s To the Tower Born maybe? Although I don’t remember them appearing before Margaret Beaufort but I thought I would throw that in, just in case it helps.

  3. Thanks so much for the suggestion! I haven’t read To the Tower Born, but I have read a few of Maxwell’s other books. I really should get my hands on this one too.


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