The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory is a historical-fiction romance novel first released in 2011. In the author’s reading order suggestion (and in accordance with real world chronology), it should be the 1st book in the The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels (combination of Tudor Court and Cousins’ War series).
This book is a loose adaptation of English history. It focuses on the reign of the Lancastrian King Henry VI. The events in the story are told from the perspective of Jacquetta of Luxembourg, mother of Elizabeth Woodville.
Cover and Details of The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory (PDF)
- Title: The Lady of the Rivers (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, Book 1)
- Author: Philippa Gregory
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Date Published: September 15, 2011
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 184737459X
- ISBN-13: 9781847374592
Summary of the Book
Jacquetta, daughter of the Count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, was married to the great Englishman John, Duke of Bedford, uncle to Henry VI. Widowed at the age of 19, she took the extraordinary risk of marrying a gentleman of her household for love, and then carved out a new life for herself.
Reviews of The Lady of the Rivers
“The best writers of historical fiction imbue the past with the rich tapestry of life and depth, and Gregory is surely counted among their number…A worthy addition to this fascinating series, once again distinguished by excellent characterization, thorough research, and a deft touch with the written word.” —Library Journal
“Confident, colorful, convincing, and full of conflict, betrayal, and political maneuvering.” —Publishers Weekly
“Gregory is a consummate historical author.” —Historical Novels Review
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