Pale Rose of England

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Penguin, Feb 1, 2011 - Fiction - 464 pages
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From the award-winning author of The King's Daughter comes a story of love and defiance during the War of the Roses.

It is 1497. The news of the survival of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, has set royal houses ablaze with intrigue and rocked the fledgling Tudor dynasty. With the support of Scotland's King James IV, Richard-known to most of England as Perkin Warbeck-has come to reclaim his rightful crown from Henry Tudor. Stepping finally onto English soil, Lady Catherine Gordon has no doubt that her husband will succeed in his quest.

But rather than assuming the throne, Catherine would soon be prisoner of King Henry VII, and her beloved husband would be stamped as an imposter. With Richard facing execution for treason, Catherine, alone in the glittering but deadly Tudor Court, must find the courage to spurn a cruel monarch, shape her own destiny, and win the admiration of a nation.

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User Review  - wagner.sarah35 - LibraryThing

A novel based on the life of Lady Catherine Gordon, the wife of Perkin Warbeck, who claimed to be Prince Richard of York and attempted to wrestle the English throne from Henry VII. While the author ... Read full review

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Catherine Gordon, a Scottish beauty and nephew to King James IV, is married to Richard, the Duke of York and the rightful King of England. Their marriage is a happy one, full of love and political ... Read full review


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Sandra Worth is the award-winning author of six novels chronicling the demise of the Plantagenet dynasty in England and the rise of the Tudors. Five of her novels are the recipients of awards and prizes, including the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Historical Biography.

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