By Jean Plaidy
From exile and struggle to like and loss—every dynasty has a beginning.
Henry Tudor was once now not born to the throne of britain. Having come of age in a time of political turmoil and risk, the fellow who may develop into Henry VII spent fourteen years in exile in Brittany earlier than returning triumphantly to the Dorset coast with a small military and decisively profitable the conflict of Bosworth Field—ending the battle of the Roses as soon as and for all and launching the notorious Tudor dynasty.
As Henry’s declare to the throne used to be tenuous, his marriage to Elizabeth of York, daughter and direct inheritor of King Edward IV, not just served to unify the warring homes, it additionally helped Henry safe the throne for himself and for generations to come back. And notwithstanding their union was once born from political necessity, it grew to become an excellent love tale that ended in seven young ones and twenty chuffed years together.
Sweeping and dramatic, To carry the Crown brings readers contained in the genesis of the good Tudor empire: via Henry and Elizabeth’s ascensions to the throne, their marriage and rule, the heartbreak as a result of the demise in their son Arthur, and, finally, to the crowning in their more youthful son, King Henry VIII.
“Plaidy excels at mixing background with romance and drama.”
—New York Times