Linda Porter

Tending the White Rose

Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen

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Elizabeth of York was the first Tudor queen consort and played a crucial role in establishing the new dynasty, but she has been strangely overlooked by historians until now. The general impression has always been of a passive beauty who grew plump with child-bearing, was completely dominated by her overbearing mother-in-law, Margaret Beaufort, and was perhaps not entirely trusted by her husband, Henry VII, who had married her to bolster his hold on the throne of England.

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