By Philippa Gregory
Number one manhattan occasions bestselling writer and “queen of royal fiction” (USA at the present time) Philippa Gregory brings to lifestyles the tale of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a lady of ardour and of legend who navigated a treacherous direction in the course of the conflict strains within the battle of the Roses to convey her relations incredible power.
When the younger and gorgeous Jacquetta is married to the older Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, he introduces her to a mysterious international of studying and alchemy. Her simply pal within the nice family is the duke’s squire Richard Woodville, who's at her facet while the duke’s loss of life leaves her a filthy rich younger widow. the 2 turn into fanatics and marry in mystery, returning to England to serve on the court docket of the younger King Henry VI, the place Jacquetta turns into an in depth and dependable buddy to his new queen.
The Woodvilles quickly in attaining a spot on the very middle of the Lancaster courtroom, notwithstanding Jacquetta has visions of the starting to be chance from the folk of britain and the chance in their royal York competitors. Jacquetta fights for her king and queen, as she sees a unprecedented and unforeseen destiny for her daughter Elizabeth: a transformation of fortune, the white rose of York, and the throne of England…
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We are nervous also but we sit still as the flakes come down and stick to our shawls and hats, sugaring our eyelashes and flouring the men’s woolly beards. Two women face into the wind that whips their hair like corn tassel, their eyes slits of shine. The other one covers her mouth with her cloak and leans against a man. A boy with a yellow pigtail sits on the wagon floor, his hands tied to his ankles. He and I are the only ones without rugs or blankets covering our feet. Sudden snowfall on tender leaves is pretty.
Yet the animosity, utterly useless in the wild, died in the womb. Even before Lina midwifed Mistress’ first child, neither one could keep the coolness. The fraudulent competition was worth nothing on land that demanding. Besides they were company for each other and by and by discovered something much more interesting than status. Rebekka laughed out loud at her own mistakes; was unembarrassed to ask for help. Lina slapped her own forehead when she forgot the berries rotting in the straw. They became friends.
He and I are the only ones without rugs or blankets covering our feet. Sudden snowfall on tender leaves is pretty. Perhaps it will last long enough on the ground to make animal tracking easy. Men are always happy in the snow where killing is best. Sir says no one can starve if there is snow. Nor in spring because even before berries are out and vegetables ready to eat the river is full of spawn and the air of fowl. But this snow will not last, although it is heavy, wet and thick. I draw my feet under my skirt, not for warmth, but to protect the letter.