First of the Tudors
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First of the Tudors


A stunning novel of the Tudors from the best-selling author of The Agincourt Bride.

Jasper Tudor, son of Queen Catherine and her second husband, Owen Tudor, has grown up far from the intrigue of the royal court. But after he and his brother Edmund are summoned to London, their half-brother, King Henry VI, takes a keen interest in their future.
Bestowing Earldoms on them both, Henry also gives them the wardship of the young heiress Margaret Beaufort. Although she is still a child, Jasper becomes devoted to her and is devastated when Henry arranges her betrothal to Edmund.
He seeks solace in his estates and in the arms of Jane Hywel, a young Welsh woman who offers him something more meaningful than a dynastic marriage. But passion turns to jeopardy for them both as the Wars of the Roses wreak havoc on the realm. Loyal brother to a fragile king and his domineering queen, Marguerite of Anjou, Jasper must draw on all his guile and courage to preserve their throne − and the Tudor destiny…

Title:First of the Tudors
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:528 pages

    First of the Tudors Reviews

    Dec 04, 2016

    Every now and then I like a change from my normal crime fiction and I will read a book from the historical genre. Joanna Hickson has a brilliant new novel flowing with characters who have passion and ...

  • Kate
    Nov 21, 2016

    Absolutely fantastic! I adored every page - this book made my weekend.A review:

  • Angela Smith
    Jan 01, 2017

    If you enjoy reading about the Tudors then what better place to start than more or less at the beginning. It tells the story of Jasper Tudor, brother to Edmund Tudor and Uncle to Henry (the future Hen...

  • Helen
    Jan 29, 2017

    Yes, I’ve been reading yet another Wars of the Roses novel! One of the things I’m enjoying about reading so many books set in the same time period is seeing the variety of ways in which different ...

  • Liz Fenwick
    Oct 03, 2016

    I loved and it was bliss to escape into history so vividly portrayed with characters who held my heart...

  • Ceri
    Jan 08, 2017

    I received a proof copy for free through Goodreads First Reads.It's a blessing and a curse that there are, now, so many historical novels set during the wars of the roses. On the one hand I LOVE that ...

  • Terri
    Mar 06, 2017

    Very well researched and detailed, but very 'dry' for my tastes. ...

  • Helen
    Dec 12, 2016

    Very well written fictionalised account of the life of Jasper Tudor, up until the restoration of Henry VI to the throne....

  • Isabel
    Jan 29, 2017

    Great book, excellent for fans of Phillipa Gregory. Follows the story of Jasper Tudor, intertwined with the war of the cousins. Fast paced and I hope there is a second book to follow this one....

  • Cici
    Dec 15, 2016

    I would have given this a "5" but was very dissatisfied with how and where the author chose to end it....