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The Queen's Lover

A Novel

by Vanora Bennett

The Queen's Lover
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2010, 592 pages
    Paperback:
    Mar 2011, 592 pages

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The story of a great queen, a woman of enormous courage, a true survivor, who made her own rules

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The Queen's Lover tells the story of Catherine of Valois and the Welshman who became her clerk of the wardrobe - and ultimately her husband, Owain (Owen) Tudor. This improbable union led to the establishment of the Tudor dynasty through their grandson, Henry, Duke of Richmond, who took the crown as Henry VII after defeating the Yorkist king, Richard III, at Bosworth Field in 1485. The dynasty eventually produced, arguably, the two most recognizable names in the history of the British monarchy: Henry VIII and his daughter, Elizabeth I. Bennett serves up everything you might expect, and desire, from a meaty work of historical fiction set in 15th century Europe: dysfunctional royals, court intrigue, war (civil ...

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