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Elizabeth of York - A Tudor Queen and Her World

Alison Weir

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Genres:

History

Description:

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 bestselling 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Maggie Mash

Length:

22h 58m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

30:46


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:46:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:35:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:02:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:17:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:08:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:01:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:15:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:44:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:04:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

42:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:47:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:45:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:12:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:12:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:09:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

45:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:45