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Firstborn: A Tudor Rose short story

Alison Weir

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Historical fiction

FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES-BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SIX TUDOR QUEENS SERIES.

In this short prequel to Alison Weir's new novel, Elizabeth of York, The Last White Rose, the young princess is born - and the future of England hangs in the balance.

The Palace of Westminster, 1466. As the Queen of England lies in her chamber, exhausted from childbirth, the court awaits news of the longed-for heir...

The King
Edward prays for a son to ensure the succession of his line.

The godfather
Warwick knows his influence over the King cannot last.

The grandmother
Cecily hopes her new grandchild will one day bring great fortune to England.

The friend
Lord Hastings fears the growing hostility within King Edward's inner circle.

The young rival
The boy Henry does not yet know his own significance.

The uncle
Richard visits the new baby - and dreams that night of a golden crown.

**Includes a preview of the spellbinding first novel in the Tudor Rose trilogy - Elizabeth of York, The Last White Rose**

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Praise for Firstborn: A Tudor Rose short story

  • 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

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Alison Weir

Alison Weir is the bestselling female historian (and the fifth-bestselling historian overall) in the United Kingdom, and has sold over 3 million books worldwide.

She has published twenty history books, including her most recent non-fiction book, Queens of the Crusades, the second in her England's Medieval Queens quartet. Alison is also the author of twelve historical novels, including 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.

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