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  • Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Edition: 1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
  • Description: 417 p. : map, geneal. table ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9781451626070
  • 145162607X

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The kingmaker's daughter

by Gregory, Philippa.

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Call number: Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Pittsfield Adult

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"A Touchstone Book"

"Kingmaker" Richard, Earl of Warwick, uses his daughters as political pawns before their strategic marriages place them on opposing sides in a royal war that will cost them everyone they love.

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The war of the roses

As part of her series about the war of the roses, in "The Kingmaker's Daughter" Philippa Gregory tells the story of the daughters of Richard, Earl of Warwick, whose efforts put various men on the throne of England. The novel is the story of Anne Neville, who first marries Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, and later of Richard III of England, thereby becoming Queen of England. The novel also briefly touches on Anne's elder sister Isabel Neville, wife of George, Duke of Clarence. Gregory's portrayal of Anne, Richard and the other royal family members is markedly different from Shakespeare's, so readers may be a bit thrown by the contrast in the way they had perceived these individuals.
Gregory's novels are mostly historically accurate, although she does sometimes take poetic license or include contemporary rumors as truth in order to move the plot and build the dramatic tension. At the end of each novel, Gregory explains which parts are accurate and which are not.

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