The Red Queen

The Red Queen: Cousins' War 2

Paperback Published on: 14/04/2011
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The Red Queen
Not as good as the White Queen or the others in the series but definitely worth a read in order to understand the TV series or the following novels.
Katy Lingham at Chatham
The Red Queen
A different approach to history
I love Philippa Gregory's unique slant on history . In this book she again goes for the more unusual aspect . Margaret Beaufort is the heir to King Henry V... READ MORE
Roz Radmore
The Red Queen
The Red Queen
Philippa Gregory’s The Cousins’ War series is set during a particularly turbulent period of English history, a period now popularly described as the Wars o... READ MORE
Erin Britton


THE COMPELLING NOVEL FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER PHILIPPA GREGORY The second book in Philippa's stunning new series, The Cousins' War, brings to life the story of Margaret Beaufort, a shadowy and mysterious character in the first book of the series - The White Queen - but who now takes centre stage in the bitter struggle of The War of the Roses. The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal friend and servant, undermine the support for Richard III and ultimately ensure that her only son, Henry Tudor, triumphs as King of England. Through collaboration with the dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret agrees a betrothal between Henry and Elizabeth's daughter, thereby uniting the families and resolving the Cousins War once and for all by founding of the Tudor dynasty. Praise for Philippa Gregory:   ‘Meticulously researched and deeply entertaining, this story of betrayal and divided loyalties is Gregory on top form’ Good Housekeeping   ‘Gregory has popularised Tudor history perhaps more than any other living fiction writer…all of her books feature strong, complex women, doing their best to improve their lives in worlds dominated by men’ Sunday Times   ‘Engrossing’ Sunday Express   ‘Popular historical fiction at its finest, immaculately researched and superbly told’ The Times

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781847394651
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm

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The Red Queen
One-sided view
I think you probably are going to have to read the White Queen and other Tudor history books to really appreciate this book. This story is all from one vie... READ MORE
C. Peake
The Red Queen
The Red Queen
This is a brilliant book as always Phillipa Gregorys attention to detail is stunning I would highly recommend it.
The Red Queen
Couldn't put this book down
Another great book, to follow the White Queen, can't wait for the next book in the series. Once again Philippa Gregory did not disapoint.
The Red Queen
Great read
Excellent - really enjoyed it!
Fiona Sharp
The Red Queen
Really great & interesting historical read. It was the first Philippa Gregory book I ever read & it made me continue to read her books ever since.
The Red Queen
The Red Queen
Yet again a fantastic book full of intrigue and history woven perfectly together. Philippa Gregory has to be the best historical novelist around. Thank you... READ MORE
The Red Queen
A great addition to the series but also a fantastic stand alone story
This is the 3rd book in the series that I’ve read and it didn’t disappoint. This book is so well written I’m pretty sure I know how Margaret Beaufort would... READ MORE
Rachelle Armstrong
The Red Queen
Better than White Queen and Princess
Love PG's writing. Historical fiction at its finest!
Stassi Cas-Matthaus