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The Rose of York

 

LOV
E
&
WA
R

 

SANDRA WORTH

 

END TABLE BOOKS

First edition 2003

 

Copyright © 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011
by Sandra Worth

 

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book, or portions thereof, in any form. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taping or by any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. The publisher does not have any control over and does not assume responsibility for author or third-party websites or their content.

 

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Cover imag
e
: G
od Speed
by Edmund Blair-Leighton
.
Oil on canvas, 1900. Image in the public domain
.

Contents

 

Title page

Imprint page

What reviewers are saying

Praise for Sandra Worth

Books by Sandra Worth

Foreword

Characters

Acknowledgements

Prologue

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

Chapter 37

Chapter 38

Chapter 39

Chapter 40

Chapter 41

Chapter 42

Chapter 43

Chapter 44

Chapter 45

Chapter 46

Chapter 47

Author’s note

What reviewers are saying
 

“Expounding an historical epic of honor and love during th
e
time of the Wars of the Roses,
The Rose Of York (Love & War
)
is both dramatic and evocative in its portrayal of strugglin
g
souls making the best choices they can in an unjust world.
A
deftly written, reader engaging, thoroughly entertaining an
d e
nthusiastically recommended historical novel which document
s
its author as a gifted literary talent.” –
Small Press BookWatch
,
Midwest Book Revie
w

 

 

 

“Extraordinary… will breathe glorious light into an era o
f
history that’s dark (and) tumultuous.” –
Heartstrings Novels an
d
Review
s

 

 

 

A Romantic Times November 2003 TOP PICK
!
“[M]arvelous... Worth’s depiction of the troubled times
,
uncertainty of life and the portrayal of historical figures a
s
multidimensional people with good intentions, bad decisions
,
greed, jealousy and goodness of heart will leave you wantin
g
the next book immediately.”

The Romantic Times BOOKclu
b

 

 

 

“A Perfect Ten.” –
Jani Brooks, romancereviewstoday.com

 

 

 

“Favorite Romance Book of the Year” –
Joy Calderwood, theindependentreviewsite.org

 

 

 

“Five Hearts
.

– theromancestudio.com

 

 

 

“[S]o real that one agrees this must have been what they said, the way things happened.” –
Ricardian Register, Quarterly Publication of the Richard III Society, Inc., Vol. XXIII, No. 2

 

 

 

“A true classic.” –
Viviane Crystal, Member Reviewers International Organization

 

 

~*~

PRAISE FOR SANDRA WORTH
 

“[A] luminous portrait... an impressive feat.”
~ Publishers Weekly
“Authenticity, rich period detail, and well crafted characters.”
~ St. Paul Pioneer Pres
s

“[A] rich, magnificent novel.”
~ Michelle Moran, author of
Nefertiti
.

~*~

 

Sandra Worth is the acclaimed author of six novels set during England's Wars of the Roses. She numbers among her fifteen awards BEST HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY from the Reviewers at the Romantic Times, BEST HISTORICAL NOVEL from the Reviewers at Romance Reviews Today, and the ABPA Glyph Award for Best Fiction-Adult.

 

~*~

 

BOOKS BY SANDRA WORTH
 

The
Rose of York
trilogy, published by End Table Books

 

The Rose of York: Love & War
~
ISBN 978-097512640
0
The Rose of York: Crown of Destiny
~
ISBN 978-097512648
6
The Rose of York: Fall from Grace
~
ISBN 978-0975126493

 

Published by the Penguin Group

 

Lady of the Roses
~
ISBN 978-042521914
0
The King’s Daughter
~
ISBN 978-042522144
0

Pale Rose of England
~
ISBN 978-0425238776

 

~*~

Foreword
 

by Roxane C. Murph

 

 

The Wars of the Roses, the fifteenth century dynastic conflict between the houses of Lancaster and York for the crown of England, had its origin in 1399. In that year, John of Gaunt’s eldest son, Henry of Bolingbroke, who had been exiled by his cousin Richard II, returned to England with an army. Claiming that he had returned only to reclaim his inheritance, he gained the support of many of the English against the unpopular king and his hated favorites, and he succeeded in seizing the throne, and eventually had Richard murdered. The former king’s heir apparent, the young Roger Mortimer, was thus deprived of his rights, and for more than fifty years the Lancastrians, in the persons of Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VI, held the throne in relative peace.

The reign of Henry VI, who suffered frequent bouts of madness, became markedly more troubled after his marriage to Marguerite d’Anjou. She dominated both king and court, and was bitterly opposed to the Duke of York, Mortimer’s heir, who had a better claim to the throne than Henry. In the 1450s, when the enmity of the queen and her favorites began to pose real danger to the Yorkists, the duke, in company with his cousin the earl of Warwick, rebelled, and in October, 1460, after five years of sometimes-open hostilities, York laid claim to the throne. In December of that year he was killed at the Battle of Wakefield, and his eldest son was successful in claiming the throne as Edward IV.

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