First of the Tudors
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First of the Tudors


A stunning novel of the Tudors from the best-selling author of The Agincourt Bride.

Jasper Tudor, son of Queen Catherine and her second husband, Owen Tudor, has grown up far from the intrigue of the royal court. But after he and his brother Edmund are summoned to London, their half-brother, King Henry VI, takes a keen interest in their future.
Bestowing Earldoms on them both, Henry also gives them the wardship of the young heiress Margaret Beaufort. Although she is still a child, Jasper becomes devoted to her and is devastated when Henry arranges her betrothal to Edmund.
He seeks solace in his estates and in the arms of Jane Hywel, a young Welsh woman who offers him something more meaningful than a dynastic marriage. But passion turns to jeopardy for them both as the Wars of the Roses wreak havoc on the realm. Loyal brother to a fragile king and his domineering queen, Marguerite of Anjou, Jasper must draw on all his guile and courage to preserve their throne − and the Tudor destiny…

Title:First of the Tudors
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:528 pages

    First of the Tudors Reviews

  • Kate
    Nov 24, 2016

    Absolutely fantastic! I adored every page - this book made my weekend.A review:

  • Angela Smith
    Jan 01, 2017

    If you enjoy reading about the Tudors then what better place to start than more or less at the beginning. It tells the story of Jasper Tudor, brother to Edmund Tudor and Uncle to Henry (the future Hen...

  • Liz Fenwick
    Nov 09, 2016

    I loved and it was bliss to escape into history so vividly portrayed with characters who held my heart...

  • Nathen Amin
    Jan 08, 2017

    First of the Tudors is the latest offering from best-selling author Joanna Hickson, and follows on somewhat from her previous books, The Agincourt Bride and The Tudor Bride, released to critical accla...

  • Laura
    Dec 17, 2016

    I really wanted to love this book as I have previously enjoyed Joanna's other books but I found myself speed reading through it (because I hate to not finish a book) so I could move onto something bet...

  • Megan Jones
    Dec 31, 2016

    Jasper Tudor has grown up far away from court. When he and his brother Edmund are summoned by their half-brother King Henry VI to London he takes a keen interest in their futures, arranging titles for...

  • Ceri
    Jan 08, 2017

    I received a proof copy for free through Goodreads First Reads.It's a blessing and a curse that there are, now, so many historical novels set during the wars of the roses. On the one hand I LOVE that ...

  • Christi
    Jan 14, 2017

    I started this knowing nothing about any of this, except for seeing Ben's play last Spring. I was really intrigued by all of the intertwining stories, and although I had to really concentrate to keep ...

    Dec 04, 2016

    Every now and then I like a change from my normal crime fiction and I will read a book from the historical genre. Joanna Hickson has a brilliant new novel flowing with characters who have passion and ...

  • Linda Humberstone
    Jan 11, 2017

    Good book, well written and easy to read. Joanna Hickson makes the characters rather romantic in a time where civil war raged and life was hard and precarious. I have read other accounts of Margaret B...

About Joanna Hickson

Joanna Hickson

Joanna Hickson became fascinated with history when she studied Shakespeare's history plays at school. However, having taken a degree in Politics and English she took up a career in broadcast journalism with the BBC, presenting and producing news, current affairs and arts programmes on both television and radio. Now she writes full time and has a contract with Harper Collins for three historical no