The Wars of the Roses were a turbulent time in English history, with family fighting family for the throne. But what gave the eventual victor, Henry Tudor, the right to claim the throne from the hunchbacked monster? What made his mother the great heiress of medieval England?
Whilst the Houses of York and Lancaster battled directly for the crown, other noble families of England also played integral roles in the war; the Howards, Nevilles and Percys were intimately involved in the conflict but arguably none symbolised the volatile nature of the period quite like the House of Beaufort. The story of the Beauforts, with their rise, fall and rise again, is the story of England during the period, a dramatic century of war, intrigue and scandal. Many books have been written about individual members of the dynasty but never has the whole family been explored as one.
This book will uncover the rise of the Beauforts from bastard stock of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, to the rise of the House of Tudor after the defeat of the murderer of the Princes in the Tower.
This fantastic book shall be available in august.