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by Gregory, Philippa.

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TitleThe king's curse
Author / Responsible partyGregory, Philippa.
GenreHistorical fiction.
TopicsHistorical fiction. Henry. VIII King of England, 1491-1547 -- Fiction. Salisbury, Margaret Pole Countess of, 1473-1541 -- Fiction. Ladies-in-waiting -- England -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction. Nobility -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


As an heir to the Plantagenets, Margaret of York is seen by the King's mother as a rival to the Tudor claim. She is married off to a Tudor supporter - Sir Richard Pole - and becomes guardian to Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. Tragedy throws Margaret into poverty and only a royal death restores her to her place at young Henry VIII's court. Amid the rapid deterioration of the Tudor court, Margaret must choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical Henry VIII or to her beloved queen. Caught between the old and the new, Margaret must find her own way, concealing her knowledge that an old curse cast upon all the Tudors is slowly coming true...

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System control numberS14620
Original Print PublisherLondon : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Series statementBook 6 of the Cousins of War series
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 6 of the Cousins of War series
NarratorJilly Bond.
Narrator NameJilly Bond.
Participant or performer noteJilly Bond.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator