1445. Henry VI is married by proxy to Margaret of Anjou: an unpopular choice that causes national uproar.
At the same time, the infant Margaret Beaufort is made a great heiress after her father, the Earl of Somerset's, death. Everyone at court is competing to be her guardian: she brings with her the Beaufort fortune and an advantageous alliance with her uncle.
In the years that follow, English rule in France collapses, Henry VI goes insane, civil war erupts, and families are pitted against each other. And though Margaret Beaufort is still little more than a child, by the age of thirteen she has married twice and given birth to her only son - the future King of England.
Succession tells the thrilling, bloody story of the fall of the House of Lancaster and the rise of the Tudor dynasty.
- Publishing Details:
- Penguin, 2014