Margaret of Anjou was Queen of England during the period known as the War of the Roses. As a fifteen year-old bride she had many difficulties to face.
She brought no dowry to her adopted land, which was still at war with her native land. Not least of all, her husband was reluctant to come to her bed.
With a weak and ineffective king on the throne, rival parties tilted for power. When the struggle escalated into war, Margaret realized she had no choice but to suppress the feminine side of her nature in order to protect her feeble-minded husband and helpless son.
Leading her party, dictating policy, dealing with foreign princes, she became, in fact, king in all but name.
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About the Author
Susan was born in England, which is where she learned to love English history, and now lives in Canada in the summer. In winter she and her husband flee the cold for their second home in Mexico. Susan divides her time between writing and her hobby, oil painting. Writing will always be her first love. You can find more information about Susan's books on her blog and follow her on Twitter @susan_appleyard.