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She was the mother of Henry VIII and wife of Henry VII, but who was Elizabeth of York? Raised as the precious eldest child of Edward IV, Elizabeth had every reason to expect a bright future until Edward died, and her life fell apart. When Elizabeth's uncle became Richard III, she was forced to choose sides. Should she trust her father's brother and most loyal supporter or honor the betrothal that her mother has made for her to her family's enemy, Henry Tudor? The choice was made for her on the field at Bosworth, and Elizabeth the Plantagenet princess became the first Tudor queen. Did Elizabeth find happiness with Henry? And did she ever discover the truth about her missing brothers, who became better known as the Princes in the Tower?

Lose yourself in Elizabeth's world in Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen. This novel has been selected by the Historical Novel Society as an Editors' Choice and long-listed for the 2016 HNS Indie Award.

©2015 Samantha Wilcoxson (P)2016 Samantha Wilcoxson

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took all I had to finish

good grief.. narrator sounded like she was telling a 3yr. old a bed time story.

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historical fiction

enjoyed listening to this well researched historical fiction about a Queen not often discussed. She came to life and the reader was well chosen.

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1st novel on this topic. Interesting & enjoyable. Want to know more now! Will search for other versions.

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This is a sweet story and one often overlooked.

I enjoyed the development of characters. After falling in love with the Stars Original the White Queen and the follow up the White Princess I felt like I needed just a little bit more of the life of princesses. This was the ticket.

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An often overlooked queen, great book.

Enjoyed it very much. She is the daughter of "The White Queen," sister of the princes in the tower, lover of her uncle King RICHARD IRISH. He was killed by King Henry VII who she married and became wife and Queen. And finally, mother of Henry VIII. She saw much in her 37 yrs, reversals and riches. She's important to history.

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Nothing new and boring narrator

What about Rachael Beresford’s performance did you like?

The narrator was so wrong for this audiobook... She probably fits better in a fairy tale or children books. She had the same intonation for all characters and it was painfully slow and had no emotion at all!

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I probably tried to finish this book at least ten times... it was boring and not at all engaging.

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  • 08-15-16

A real life historical romance

If you could sum up Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen in three words, what would they be?

Treachery, politics and romance.Elizabeth of York as a pawn and a leader makes you want to listen through to the end of this audio-book. As a non-historian I was pleasantly surprised by the way this book held my attention and led me through the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen?

I kept forgetting that this is ultimately a true story. When Elizabeth married Henry VII I was excited to find out what happened next and then realised I already knew! The plotting and politics were fascinating to hear and listening to the plot unravel with such speed made for a great story. I would recommend this to anyone interested in this era and to anyone who .

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The childrens' births were well told and I was intrigued by the favours bestowed upon such unlikely shoulders for the sake of politics

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Rachael Beresford's gentle tones kept me intrigued and entertained. Her accent reminded me of the true English nature of the text and the historical importance of the story. A wonderful, flowing portrayal of one of the most famous eras of English history.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-17

Really enjoyed this book, but found the narration

Narration quite annoying, such a shame! Story was great, though; thoroughly enjoyed this author's take on Elizabeth.

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  • Helen Fearn
  • 03-12-17

I've read better .

A weak rewriting of the events. Philippa Gregory's White Princess has Elizabeth a stronger character.