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Elizabeth of York

(2013)
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Many are familiar with the story of the much-married King Henry VIII of England and the celebrated reign of his daughter, Elizabeth I. But it is often forgotten that the life of the first Tudor queen, Elizabeth of York, Henry's mother and Elizabeth's grandmother, spanned one of England' s most dramatic and perilous periods. Now New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir presents the first modern biography of this extraordinary woman, whose very existence united the realm and ensured the survival of the Plantagenet bloodline.

Her birth was greeted with as much pomp and ceremony as that of a male heir. The first child of King Edward IV, Elizabeth enjoyed all the glittering trappings of royalty. But after the death of her father; the disappearance and probable murder of her brothers - the Princes in the Tower; and the usurpation of the throne by her calculating uncle, Richard III, Elizabeth found her world turned upside-down: She and her siblings were declared bastards. As Richard's wife, Anne Neville, was dying, there were murmurs that the king sought to marry his niece Elizabeth, knowing that most people believed her to be England's rightful queen. Weir addresses Elizabeth's possible role in this and her covert support for Henry Tudor, the exiled pretender who defeated Richard at the Battle of Bosworth and was crowned Henry VII, first sovereign of the House of Tudor. Elizabeth's subsequent marriage to Henry united the houses of York and Lancaster and signaled the end of the Wars of the Roses. For centuries historians have asserted that, as queen, she was kept under Henry's firm grasp, but Weir shows that Elizabeth proved to be a model consort - pious and generous - who enjoyed the confidence of her husband, exerted a tangible and beneficial influence, and was revered by her son, the future King Henry VIII.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

November 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-224-08981-1 / 978-0-224-08981-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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November 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Elizabeth Of York
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 1-4104-6361-3 / 978-1-4104-6361-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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December 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-345-52136-6 / 978-0-345-52136-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-345-52137-4 / 978-0-345-52137-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-09-954647-7 / 978-0-09-954647-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-224-09775-X / 978-0-224-09775-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Audio Editions

January 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Elizabeth of York
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 1-4712-5030-X / 978-1-4712-5030-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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December 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Recorded Books
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November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Elizabeth of York
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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November 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Elizabeth of York
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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November 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Elizabeth of York
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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November 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Elizabeth of York
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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November 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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