The King’s Curse (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)


The King's Curse (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels) Author Philippa Gregory
ISBN-10 1451626126
ISBN-13 9781451626124
Year 2015-04-07
Pages 640
Language English
Publisher Touchstone
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From the 1 New York Times bestselling author behind the acclaimed Starz series The White Queen comes the story of lady in waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIIIs stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England As an heir to the Plantagenets Margaret is seen by the Kings mother the Red Queen as a rival to the Tudor claim to the throne She is buried in marriage to a Tudor supporterSir Richard Pole governor of Walesand becomes guardian to Arthur the young Prince of Wales and his beautiful bride Katherine of Aragon But Margarets destiny as cousin to the White Princess is not for a life in the shadows Tragedy throws her into poverty yet a royal death restores her to her place at young Henry VIIIs court where she becomes chief lady in waiting to Queen Katherine There she watches the dominance of the Spanish queen over her husband and her tragic decline Amid the rapid deterioration of the Tudor court Margaret must choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical Henry VIII or to her beloved queen Caught between the old and the new Margaret must find her own way concealing her knowledge that an old curse cast upon all the Tudors is slowly coming true

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