The Tudor Crown

The Tudor Crown

A compelling novel of the Tudors from the best-selling author of The Agincourt Bride. The thrilling story of the first Tudor king, Henry VII and his fight for England?s crown. Henry Tudor?s rise to the throne of England is one of the most eventful and thrilling episodes from England?s royal history. Joanna Hickson weaves a compelling tale of Henry?s grueling bid for kingship A compelling novel of the Tudors from the best-selling author of The Agincourt Bride. The thrilling st...

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Title:The Tudor Crown
Author:Joanna Hickson
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Tudor Crown
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:544 pages pages

The Tudor Crown Reviews

  • Fern
    Oct 19, 2018
    Nice narrative that bounces between the young Henry in exile in Brittany and his mother Margaret Beaufort in England working to restore her son?s patrimony. Beaufort gets a more sympathetic portrayal here than in Philippa Gregory?s Red Queen. ...
  • Helen
    Aug 15, 2018
    The Wars of the Roses ? the 15th century series of conflicts between the House of York and the House of Lancaster ? is one of my favourite periods of history to read about, partly because there are so many different ways in which the people and events of the time can be interpreted...
  • Jo
    Jun 27, 2018
    Hickson's novel tells the story of how Henry VII came to power, starting with his exile in Brittany at the age of 14 to the aftermath of the Battle of Bosworth where he defeated Richard III. Inbetween, we see the story of Margaret Beaufort and her efforts on behalf of her beloved son. ...
  • Annarella
    Jun 05, 2018
    A very enjoyable and interesting historical novel about a less known historical period. The book is well researched and I like the way the historical settings was described and how the characters were developed. Recommended! Many thanks HarperCollins UK and Netgalley for this ARC ...
  • Margaret
    Jul 19, 2018
    Little is known about Henry Tudor's early life and this novel covers the time he spent in exile when he was fourteen years old up to the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 when he was twenty eight. The son of Edmund Tudor and Margaret Beaufort, Henry was born in Pembroke Castle in Wales. As a ...
  • Emmi Bee
    Mar 04, 2019
    I haven't read any books about Henry the 7th as a central character before, and I loved the peek into the history of his exile. The book felt really researched and I enjoyed the author's characterisations of both Henry and his mother, Margaret Beaufort, who was written as a strong, det...
  • gem
    Jan 17, 2019
    An outstanding historical novel which focuses on the young Henry and his mother, Margaret Beaufort. I've read dozens of books about Henry VIII after he claimed the throne, but this book focuses on the time before that and it was fascinating, exciting and intriguing in equal measure ...
  • Jossie Marie Solheim
    Jun 05, 2018
    Well researched and written but I just couldn?t get into this one. It was very slow going and just not my style. ...
  • Kate
    Jul 17, 2018
    Absolutely sensational! I love the way that the narrative is divided between young Henry Tudor, a young king in waiting, coping with exile, and his mother back in England, the remarkable Margaret Beaufort. It's an extraordinary story and I love the way that Joanna Hickson tells it. I g...
  • Alana White
    Jan 22, 2019
    Such a fine book! I loved every word of it--and it helped to know a bit about the War of the Roses going into the book. This one is from the pov of young Henry Tudor and his mother, Margaret Beaufort, who has one goal in life: to see her "exiled" son (for fourteen years) return to Engl...
  • Helene Harrison
    Mar 19, 2019
    Review - I enjoyed this book, but I did find it hard-going in places, as it seemed to be quite repetitive in places so I struggled to get through those bits. However, overall, it was a very engaging read and made me think about things that I hadn?t considered before, like what life w...
  • Julie
    Aug 13, 2018
    I find Henry VII's story fascinating; in part because he was the father of the Tudor dynasty and also because of his formidable mother, Mary Beaufort. I think that without her relentless determination to see her son on the throne, despite the fact that others had just as much of a legi...
  • Sara
    Jan 12, 2019
    A rather ho-hum account of a very interesting period in British history. ...
  • Kimberly Thompson
    Jun 02, 2018
    As a reader who absolutely loves books about the tudor court/war of the roses, I thoroughly enjoyed Joanna Hickson's latest novel, The Tudor Queen! This book tells the story of Henry V11 struggle to claim the throne of England. It begins with Henry's 'escape' to the north of France w...
  • Kathleen
    Aug 26, 2018
    An enjoyable read about the start of Henry Tudor's reign which I gave something close to 4 stars. ( rounded up) I liked the " Margaret "chapters much the best, although Joanna Hickson explained how little is known about Henry's exile. I found it difficult to go back and forth between t...
  • Olga Miret
    Aug 04, 2018
    Great female narrator and a must-read for lovers of all things Tudor. Thanks to NetGalley and to Harper Collins UK for providing me an ARC copy of this novel that I freely chose to review. I must start by saying that although I?ve been reading more historical fiction recently, I am ...
  • Olga Miret
    Aug 04, 2018
    Thanks to NetGalley and to Harper Collins UK for providing me an ARC copy of this novel that I freely chose to review. I must start by saying that although I?ve been reading more historical fiction recently, I am not an expert on the subject, and I know a bit more about other histor...
  • Megan Jones
    Jul 12, 2018
    When Edward of York takes back the English crowns, the Wars of the Roses scatter the Lancastrian nobility and young Henry Tudor is forced into exile. His mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort forges an uncomfortable alliance with Edward?s queen, Elizabeth Woodville. Swearing an oath of alle...
  • Patricia Moren
    Jul 17, 2018
    One of my favourite periods of history. I enjoy how an author selects characters and spins stories around them, linking it to recorded history. Thoroughly enjoyable read. ...
  • Vanessa
    Aug 05, 2018
    This hurts me deeply. I was looking forward to this and wanted to love this book so much, cause there are really not many books that have Henry VII and Margaret Beaufort as heroes or even as a main protagonists. I've basically spent the last week or so in so much denial about disliking...
  • Patricia
    Oct 07, 2018
    The Tudor Crown details the period that Henry VII was in exile in Europe before returning to England to claim the crown from Richard III. It isn't a period that a great deal is known about so the author has a certain amount of licence to play with. Thankfully she's taken it and woven a...
  • Kristin Davison
    Jan 15, 2019
    3.5 stars I would like to thank netgalley and Harper Collins for a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. I loved that recent archaeological finds have been used to inform the direction of the story. It's a complicated time period to put into fiction, and I lov...
  • Dana
    May 27, 2018
    A compelling read about Henry VII's very long wait to claim the throne of England. As the author admits there is very little fact available about this period of history but Joanna Hickson has combined what little there is with a fictional tale to make a very readable novel about this p...
  • David Nelson
    Mar 02, 2019
    Great read A different perspective on the Tudor ascension to the crown. I enjoyed reading the perspectives between Margaret and Henri - I am hoping for a next installment. ...
  • Beth Anne
    Mar 02, 2019
    A different perspective on the Tudor ascension to the crown. I enjoyed reading the perspectives between Margaret and Henri - I am hoping for a next installment. ...
  • Mary Higginson
    Jul 26, 2018
    The Tudor Crown - Joanna Hickson Told from a dual perspective those of Henry V11 and his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, this is a gripping re-telling of a fascinating period in history. Dramatic, detailed and rooted in a period we know little about this novel has the ring of aut...
  • Susanne Baker
    Jan 10, 2019
    I absolutely love reading historical novels, especially about the Tudor period so I was excited to find this book covering a part of the Tudor period that I haven?t read much about. Based on the time Henry VII was in hiding in Brittany and France from the age of 14 years until his re...
  • Ellie (crackthespine)
    Jun 25, 2018
    The life of Henry VII has always fascinated me, and this book gives an interesting insight into it. From his mother, Margaret Beaufort, a formidable, interesting, and often unfortunately overlooked or villanised woman, to Henry himself, his childhood, his family, and his eventual recla...
  • Miriam
    Jan 11, 2019
    I've read other books where Margaret Beaufort is shown as a ruthless single minded woman whose only aim in life is to have her son on the throne and will befriend, marry or use anyone who she believes will help her. However in this book which I did enjoy, she is portrayed as a more car...
  • Ginger Pollard
    Sep 09, 2018
    The Court is my favorite place to be! I could just lounge there forever eating peeled grapes!? A book by Joanna Hickson is always a delight. I've read everything she's written and loved them all. This one is about Margaret Beaufort and her son Henry Tudor, who later became Henry VII...