Brand-new historical fiction from the author of the Sunday Times-bestselling Six Tudor Queens series. This is the spellbinding, untold story of Elizabeth of York, the first Tudor queen.
The captivating new Tudor novel from Alison Weir, Sunday Times bestselling author of Six Tudor Queens.
'Alison Weir gives us her most compelling heroine yet... This is where the story of the Tudors begins' Tracy Borman
'History has the best stories and they should all be told like this' Conn Iggulden
'A stunning read, and the perfect piece of historical fiction' Reader review
'This is novel that captured my imagination, educated me and emotionally moved me' Reader review
A princess born into a war between two families...
Firstborn of the royal House of York, Elizabeth dreams of wearing a crown. But in England, queens do not rule.
When her beloved father, King Edward, dies suddenly, his brother seizes power. Two young princes disappear into the Tower. Yet another claimant seeks the crown, the upstart heir of the rival House of Lancaster. Marriage to this Henry Tudor would unite their warring families - and help Elizabeth to the throne she knows is hers by right.
A glorious new age awaits. Now Elizabeth must choose her allies wisely as she fights to become mother and queen of a great new dynasty.
Elizabeth of York.
The first Tudor queen.
READERS FELL IN LOVE WITH ELIZABETH OF YORK...
'I found her an inspirational woman, full of strength...I truly adored this book'
'She becomes the matriarch of the Tudor destiny after a series of intrigue, conflict, and most likely murder... a brilliant read'
'Alison Weir's writing just makes history that bit more exciting and accessible'
'It was refreshing to read such a detailed and informative book of an almost forgotten Queen'
'An amazing read as expected from Alison Weir, she breathes life into Elizabeth and those around her'
Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else
This brilliant series has brought Henry VIII's six wives to life as never before
A detailed and convincing portrait of an extraordinary life... this series is a serious achievement - The Times on KATHARINE PARR
Alison Weir is a bestselling historical novelist of Tudor fiction, and the leading female historian in the United Kingdom. She has published more than thirty books, including many leading works of non-fiction, and has sold over three million copies worldwide.
Her novels include the Tudor Rose trilogy, which spans three generations of history's most iconic family - the Tudors, and the highly acclaimed Six Tudor Queens series about the wives of Henry VIII, all of which were Sunday Times bestsellers.
Alison is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an honorary life patron of Historic Royal Palaces.