Red Rose of Anjou

Red Rose of Anjou - Jean Plaidy Margaret of Anjou was a headstrong woman - one that was placed with a weak husband. Had Henry V been of stronger stamina, she might never have risen to the level of hate that England placed around her. She tore the country apart with her favorites, and through the conflict that arose, we got the War of the Roses.

Through her life she was determined to make the best of her situation, and through her folly she managed to almost destroy the country. She was ruthless in her ideals and was determined to keep her throne no matter the cost.

Jean Plaidy has done a masterful job of weaving the story together, giving you a sympathetic view into the life of Margaret. She rose from nothing to attain a great height, only to lose it all again.