The Tudor Rose: The Story of the Queen Who United a Kingdom and Birthed a Dynasty

The Tudor Rose: The Story of the Queen Who United a Kingdom and Birthed a Dynasty - Margaret Campbell Barnes Elizabeth of York has long been the shadow queen. Queen in her own right, she became the consort of Henry VII, and was kept in the background, so that people would not view Henry marrying her as gaining his crown through his wife. Elizabeth as the oldest daughter of Edward IV, was brought up in wealth and oppulance. Her world revolved around gaiety and laughter, until her father died, her brothers disappeared and her uncle became king Richard III. After the death of his wife, it looked that Richard would marry his niece, but it was not well received.

In this book we see the life of Elizabeth in a different light. Here she desires the warmth of her husband, but doesn't get it, has a warmer relationship with her mother in law than what truly there would have been, and of course, held the love of her children.


I loved the read, as you get the woman, and not the picture. We see her as she could have been, not the slight mention of her name from time to time, but the actual warm woman that she was. She was deeply caring, giving up things she wanted to make sure those around her had what they needed.