The Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage that Forever Changed the Fate of England (Paperback)

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The Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage that Forever Changed the Fate of England (Paperback)


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Award-winning author Susan Higginbotham's The Stolen Crown is a compelling tale of one marriage that changed the fate of England forever

On May Day, 1464, six-year-old Katherine Woodville, daughter of a duchess who has married a knight of modest means, awakes to find her gorgeous older sister, Elizabeth, in the midst of a secret marriage to King Edward IV. It changes everything — for Kate and for England.

Then King Edward dies unexpectedly. Richard III, Duke of Gloucester, is named protector of Edward and Elizabeth's two young princes, but Richard's own ambitions for the crown interfere with his duties...

Lancastrians against Yorkists: greed, power, murder, and war. As the story unfolds through the unique perspective of Kate Woodville, it soon becomes apparent that not everyone is wholly good or evil.

"A sweeping tale of danger, treachery, and love, The Stolen Crown is impossible to put down!" —Michelle Moran, bestselling author of Cleopatra's Daughter

Susan Higginbotham is the author of seven historical novels, including Hanging Mary, The Stolen Crown, and The Queen of Last Hopes. The Traitor's Wife, her first novel, was the winner of ForeWord Magazine's 2005 Silver Award for historical fiction and was a Gold Medalist, Historical/Military Fiction, 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards. She writes her own historical fiction blog, History Refreshed. Higginbotham has worked as an editor and an attorney, and lives in Maryland with her family.

Product Details ISBN: 9781402237669
ISBN-10: 1402237669
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: March 1st, 2010
Pages: 400
Language: English
"Higginbotham uses vivid historical details in order to bring the places and people she is writing about to life." — S. Krishna’s Books

"The story drew me in by the end of page one and I felt for each and every character, even Richard III. " — Jenny Loves to Read

"I loved the richness of the characters, the way they were fully developed and I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of 15th century England... Higginbotham is firmly ensconced on my list of "must read" authors. " — Psychotic State

"There is a story to be told--a very dramatic one--and Higginbotham tells it well." — Becky’s Book Reviews

"The writing is wonderful, there are fantastic details and descriptions, and great character development. " —

"A worthy contribution to the debate, told from an interesting and novel point of view." — Historical Novel Review

"The author did an impeccable job of research and telling this story." — Celtic Lady’s Ramblings

"Full of historical detail. " — Carla Nayland Historicla Fiction

"This is one of the gems I have been waiting for quite some time." — Historically Obsessed

"This book was a treat for the history addict that I am. " — The Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell

"Reminiscent of Jean Plaidy." —

"A beautiful portrait... a finely woven web that traps you into the magnificent history of the Wars of the Roses. " — The Burton Review

"A refreshing new look at the Yorks and the Lancasters... Impeccably researched." — At Home With a Good Book and the Cat

"Interesting and exciting... written with an eye on the family behind the history." — Thoughts From an Evil Overlord

"An excellent job at portraying the conflicting loyalties of the Wars of the Roses." — A Hoyden’s Look at Literature

"Riveting historical fiction. " — Laura’s Reviews

"Beautifully written... Higginbotham's novel is not only well researched, but also expertly crafted rendering the reader unable to set the novel down. " — Rundpinne

"An engrossing read... one added to the history buff's bookshelf. " — Drey’s Library

"Higginbotham has created a compelling and thrilling tale of the Wars of the Roses." — Confessions of a Muse in the Fog

"The history is impeccably researched and the dialogue interesting, believable and often humorous." — Tanzanite’s Shelf and Stuff

"I loved Susan Higginbotham's account of this period in history more than any other I've read" — Queen of Happy Endings

"[Higginbotham] hits another historical high note in her latest... will appeal to fans of Philippa Gregory’s historicals." — Booklist

"Higginbotham has, once again, taken page out of British history and brought it to life before our very eyes. " — A Reader’s Respite

"An enjoyable work of historical fiction told from an unique perspective." — Devourer of Books

"Fans of English historical fiction anchored by facts will enjoy the exciting saga of The Stolen Crown." — #1 Reviewer

"Entertaining... Fans of English historical fiction anchored by facts will enjoy the exciting saga of The Stolen Crown." — Genre Go Round

"The Stolen Crown has reminded me how captivating those people and events can be. " — Leslie’s Psyche