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  • Published: New York : Touchstone, c2011.
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Edition: 1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
  • Description: 443 p. : geneal. table, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9781416563709
  • 1416563709

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The lady of the rivers

by Gregory, Philippa.

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When the death of Joan of Arc shows her the dangers faced by strong women, Jacquetta, a psychic descendant of a river goddess, studies alchemy and becomes the secret wife of Richard Woodville before returning to the court of Henry VI.

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Jacquetta of Luxembourg

"The Lady of the Rivers" is about Jacquetta of Luxembourg, the mother of Elizabeth Woodville (who married English King Edward Edward IV, read "The White Queen" for Woodville's story). Few historians have studied Jacquetta and they know very little about her. So, while Philippa Gregory's historical novels are well researched and very accurate, this one necessarily involves a great deal of speculation. Gregory depicts Jacquetta as the descendent of a river Goddess and a witch who uses spells to benefit her family, an unproven rumor of the era. Jacquetta's story begins with her meeting Joan of Arc after her arrest, then attending Joan's execution, it goes on through her two marriages, which lead her to the English court of two English kings.
Like almost all of her historical novels, I highly recommend "The Lady of the Rivers," part of Gregory's series on the War of the Roses, also known as the Cousins' War.

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