Heiress for the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her thought that her home is the true ruler of England and that she has a fantastic destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI doesn't recognize her being a kindred spirit, and she or he is a lot more dismayed whilst sinks into madness. Her mother mocks her plans, revealing that Margaret will almost always be burdened with the status for her father, the most famously incompetent English commanders in France. But even worst for Margaret happens when she discovers that her mother is sending her into a loveless marriage in remote Wales. Married into a man twice her age, quickly widowed, plus a mother of them costing only fourteen, Margaret is decided to show her lonely life in a triumph. She sets her heart on putting her son on the throne of England whatever the cost to herself, to England, and even on the young lad. Disregarding rival heirs and the overwhelming power the York dynasty, she names him Henry, just like the king sends him into exile and pledges him in marriage to her enemy Elizabeth of York%u2019s daughter. As the political tides constantly move and shift, Margaret charts her way through another loveless marriage, treacherous alliances, and secret plots. She feigns loyalty for the usurper Richard III as well as carries his wife%u2019s train at her coronation. Widowed a second time, Margaret marries the ruthless, deceitful Thomas, Lord Stanley, and her fate stands around the knife edge of his will. Gambling her life that he will support her, she then masterminds one of the greatest rebellions of times%u2014all the while understanding that her son has grown to manhood, recruited a military, and today waits for his possiblity to win the greatest prize. Within a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, number 1 bestselling author Philippa Gregory has gotten your the storyplot of a proud and determined woman who believes which she alone is destined, by her piety and lineage, to shape the path of history.