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To Hold the Crown: The Story of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

Tudor Saga, Book 1

The Tudors

by Jean Plaidy

eBook
From exile and war to love and loss--every dynasty has a beginning.

Henry Tudor was not born to the throne of England. Having come of age in a time of political turmoil and danger, the man who would become Henry VII spent fourteen years in exile in Brittany before returning triumphantly to the Dorset coast with a small army and decisively winning the Battle of Bosworth Field--ending the War of the Roses once and for all and launching the infamous Tudor dynasty.

As Henry's claim to the throne was tenuous, his marriage to Elizabeth of York, daughter and direct heir of King Edward IV, not only served to unify the warring houses, it also helped Henry secure the throne for himself and for generations to come. And though their union was born from political necessity, it became a wonderful love story that led to seven children and twenty happy years together.
Sweeping and dramatic, To Hold the Crown brings readers inside the genesis of the great Tudor empire: through Henry and Elizabeth's troubled ascensions to the throne, their marriage and rule, the heartbreak caused by the death of their son Arthur, and, ultimately, to the crowning of their younger son, King Henry VIII.

"Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama."
--New York Times

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Publisher: Crown/Archetype

Kindle Book

  • Release date: October 7, 2008

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780307450173
  • Release date: October 7, 2008

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  • ISBN: 9780307450173
  • File size: 916 KB
  • Release date: October 7, 2008

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9780307450173
  • File size: 2190 KB
  • Release date: October 7, 2008

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OverDrive Read
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English

From exile and war to love and loss--every dynasty has a beginning.

Henry Tudor was not born to the throne of England. Having come of age in a time of political turmoil and danger, the man who would become Henry VII spent fourteen years in exile in Brittany before returning triumphantly to the Dorset coast with a small army and decisively winning the Battle of Bosworth Field--ending the War of the Roses once and for all and launching the infamous Tudor dynasty.

As Henry's claim to the throne was tenuous, his marriage to Elizabeth of York, daughter and direct heir of King Edward IV, not only served to unify the warring houses, it also helped Henry secure the throne for himself and for generations to come. And though their union was born from political necessity, it became a wonderful love story that led to seven children and twenty happy years together.
Sweeping and dramatic, To Hold the Crown brings readers inside the genesis of the great Tudor empire: through Henry and Elizabeth's troubled ascensions to the throne, their marriage and rule, the heartbreak caused by the death of their son Arthur, and, ultimately, to the crowning of their younger son, King Henry VIII.

"Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama."
--New York Times

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Crown/Archetype

    Kindle Book
    Release date: October 7, 2008

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780307450173
    Release date: October 7, 2008

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780307450173
    File size: 916 KB
    Release date: October 7, 2008

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9780307450173
    File size: 2190 KB
    Release date: October 7, 2008

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English