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The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

Margaret Beaufort is fervently religious and prays every day, often multiple times. She’s been raised to be a devout girl and to trust in God, especially since she believes when her mother tells her it’s God’s wish she rise to royalty—that she deserves to fulfill a role ordained to her by birth. She has two desires in life: to sign her name Margaret R. (for Regina, or Queen) and to become Joan of Arc. The hindsight of history allows us to indulge in the curious inclinations of this most famous mother, but for Margaret, the journey is an uphill struggle. It’s difficult to claim her rightful place in history when Yorks and Lancasters are at each other’s throats, refusing to recognize the supremacy of the rightful royal heir: her son, Henry Tudor.

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