The Kingmaker's Daughter
#1 "New York Times" bestselling author Philippa Gregory's stunning novel of conspiracy and a fight to the death for love and power at the court of ... Show synopsis #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Philippa Gregory's stunning novel of conspiracy and a fight to the death for love and power at the court of King Edward IV of England. "The Kingmaker's Daughter" is the gripping story of the daughters of the man known as the "Kingmaker," Richard, Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England. Without a son and heir, Richard uses his two daughters as pawns in political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right. In this novel, her first sister story since "The Other Boleyn Girl," Philippa Gregory explores the lives of these two fascinating young women. At the court of Edward IV and his queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Only a girl she is married and then left widowed and fatherless, with her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. She escapes by marrying Richard, Duke of Gloucester, but her choice will set her on a collision course with the power of the royal family, sacrificing the lives of those she loves most in the world, including her only son, Prince Edward. Ultimately, the kingmaker's daughter will achieve her father's greatest ambition.