This novel, The Red Queen, covers England's War of the Roses, 1444-1475. Fascinating characters abound in that period. There are, in addition to Margaret, who was married at age 14: Henry VI, her husband, who was 'fitter for a cowl than a crown.' Cardinal Beaufort, who pushed the marriage. The Duke of Gloucester, who opposed it.
May 20, 2021 · Margaret and her son Prince Edward fight on but go down to final defeat at Tewkesbury, where her son is killed, and she is captured a little later. Her husband is also caught and dies in the Tower of London. The rule of Edward IV is secured. With no claim to fight for, she lives out the rest of her life in France.
‘Margaret of Anjou.’ He kisses me as a reward. ‘Very clever, and since your sister is married to her uncle, you and I are to go and fetch her from France.’ From The White Queen Behind their train comes Margaret of Anjou seated on a litter drawn by mules, white faced and grim.
Apr 20, 2000 · The Red Queen is a rather sedate telling of Margaret's story, reminiscent of Jean Plaidy's The Red Rose of Anjou. It's a sympathetic look at Margaret, though it doesn't gloss over her faults either. The writing is solid, as is the research. This novel could stand to be longer. In less than 300 pages, The Red Queen covers 40 years, and the ...
- Ruth S. Perot
Jun 8, 2018 · Margaret of Anjou (1430–82), queen of Henry VI. The daughter of René of Anjou, her marriage to Henry VI was part of the terms of the truce of Tours. Virtually dowerless, and quickly compromised by the cession of Maine to her father, she was never popular in England.
Jan 28, 2017 · The marriage between Margaret of Anjou and King Henry VI of England came with high expectations. It was meant to bring peace between England and France who had been at war for over a hundred years and she was expected to give birth to an heir to continue the Lancastrian dynasty of English kings.