Edward IV & Elizabeth Woodville
Edward IV & Elizabeth Woodville

Edward IV & Elizabeth Woodville

A True Romance


304 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: September 2017

ISBN 9781445654935

Rights: US & CA

Amberley Publishing (Sep 2017)

Price: $15.95


A dual biography of the most successful and longest-lived Yorkist King and his Queen

When Edward of York seized the English throne in 1461, he could have chosen any bride. For three years he had a succession of mistresses, while foreign princesses lined up to be considered for his queen. Enter Elizabeth Woodville, a widow five years his elder. While her contemporaries and later historians have been divided over her character, none deny her beauty. When she petitioned the king to restore her son's inheritance, Edward was spellbound. Conscious of her honor, Elizabeth repelled his advances. Edward's answer was to make her his wife. Elizabeth has attracted extreme criticism from hostile chroniclers. This enlightening book reassesses the tumultuous lives of the real White Queen and the king she captivated.

Author Biography

Amy Licence is the author of The Six Wives & Many Mistresses of Henry VIII. She has written for the Guardian, TLS, Huffington Post, and BBC History. She appeared in Philippa Gregory's BBC documentary The Real Women of the Wars of the Roses.