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The Rose of York: Fall from Grace

The Rose of York: Fall from Grace [Kindle Edition]

Sandra Worth
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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In a tumultuous era marked by peril and intrigue, reversals of fortune and violent death, the passions of a few rule the destiny of England and change the course of history…

"The Rose of York: Fall from Grace" is an Arthurian tale of the last Plantagenet king of England who fought for justice in a land torn by civil war. With his death at Bosworth Field died the Age of Chivalry, plunging England into the terror of the bloody reign of the Tudors. This book is the winner of three prizes, including the New Century Writers Award sponsored by Francis Ford Coppola.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 471 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008257PJY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,963 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sandra Worth is the award-winning author of six novels chronicling the demise of the Plantagenet dynasty in England and the rise of the Tudors. She is internationally published and her books have won numerous awards and prizes, including three Reviewers' Choice Awards and a Francis Ford Coppola-Ray Bradbury-Moxie Films sponsored prize. For more information visit her website at

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
I enjoyed this, the last in a trilogy, about King Richard III. He was unfairly maligned by Shakespeare howver Richard III was a man of conscience, who believed in everyone having the same rights. He passed laws especially to protect the poor, who were considered then to basically have no voice in regards to justice.

Unfortunately, Richard's life was one tragedy after another. He loses many of the people he loves and as a result seriously begins to question his "right" to the throne. While his motives are pure those who plot against him for the crown are not.

This was a very fast paced read. Those interested in this English period will be well satisfied. However I'd strongly recommend reading the first two novels in this trilogy first to really get to know the main characters and this time in history.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Book 27 Feb 2007
Well, I've just finished reading Rose of York Fall from Grace which I only received this afternoon! What can I say - wow!!!! I couldn't put it down! A fantastic finale to the Rose of York trilogy by Sandra Worth. Not for a long long time has a book brought me to tears - the death of Richard III's young son Ned, followed shortly by the death of his wife and Queen Anne was heartbreaking. The grief and sorrow for Richard was so well written your heart was as torn as his! I have really enjoyed reading all three of the Rose of York books, and I will be reading them again. The author, Sandra Worth, has certainly taken great pains over researching her subjects, and knows her stuff, and these books prove it. A well written trilogy.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Appreciation for The Rose of York series 11 Dec 2007
I've read every Ricardian novel that I come into contact with, from Sharon Penman, Rosemary Hawley-Jarman & Rhoda Edwards. Each has their own style and Sandra is definately up there with them. This is an excellent trilogy and highly recommended to all Ricardians. I was unable to put these books down. Sandra's ability to paint a verbal picture of each scene is a talent that I much admire. I found that I was able to be there with Richard and Anne as they grieved for their son, experience the turmoil in Richard's soul as he decided whether to take the crown or not. Sandra portrays Richard as a man who is ahead of his time in his determination to improve England's justice system. One wonders what would have happened if the outcome of Bosworth had been different. Thank you Sandra!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This book is the last one of the trilogy "The Rose of York" on the life of Richard Duke of Gloucester later King Richard III and his wife Anne Neville.

After Richard's coronation, treason and personal losses shape Richard's last 2 years on earth. The tragedies of his only son and heir's death, shortly followed by his heartbroken wife's death ultimately have Richard view his challenge with the hated Henry Tudor as the ultimate battle, whose fate he will accept whatever the outcome. A man and a king who has lost everything he cared for thus gambles his life and realm in one single clash that will be decided by treason resulting in his final demise.

After a weaker preface, in this book the author's writing eventually blossoms in a consistant, generally plausible and deeply moving rendering of King Richard's tragic last days, eventually little driving from external sources other than some previous novels (which she might have derived something from, but this time she develops the suggestions in a fully original way) and the historical biographies and documents updated to the day of publishing (in her notes the author still quotes the myth of Richard's remains being dug up and thrown into a river during Henry VIII's times, when the 2012 archeological dig in Leicester eventually proved it yet another distortion of truth).

I am still convinced that any sentiment beyond respect and courtly submission between Richard and Elisabeth of York is yet to be proved beyond the slandering tudorian rumours that were related by later historians. However, the focus of this book is concentrated on Anne's agony and Richard's grief over her and their son's deaths in such detailed and heartbreaking descriptions that I found myself reading with moist eyes.

A must read, but keep your kleenex to hand
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars After the coronation 4 Mar 2009
Vividly describes the reign of Richard III--the coronation, Buckingham's rebellion, Richard's parliament, the intrigues of the Stanleys and the battle of Bosworth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars hypnotic and compelling 22 Nov 2012
My husband knowing my interest in Richard III picked this up in a charity shop. I was so hooked I couldn't put it down until I finished it. The death of Richard brought tears to my eyes and although I knew the ending I kept wishing that Richard had won and driven usurper Tudor into the dust.
History has been cruel to Richard - it is unlikely he would kill his nephews and yet allow other claimants to the throne to live peacefully. Also I often wonder why Richard didn't execute Lord Stanley who was known for his treachery and loyalty to Henry Tudor. This mercy is hardly the action of a man driven by ambition to kill any challenges to his right to the throne of England.
I have always been curious about Richard's relationship with his niece and puzzled by Anne and Elizabeth appearing in identical gowns. Chain stores didn't exist in Medieval England so this must have been deliberate on the part of at least one of the women.
This writer is gifted and I will be anxiously awaiting delivery of the rest of the series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Out of the three books this was the best read and could not put it...
Out of the three books this was the best read and could not put it down. Sorry when finished it.
Published 1 month ago by Jane Clifton
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good read about the House of York tragedies.
A very good read, sympathetically describing the character of Richard and Anne. A change from the usual "humpback, limping" versions. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Patricia Pickles
5.0 out of 5 stars really enjoyed it
fascinating. a great story to follow with lots of interesting factual information.
Published 4 months ago by J. Acutt
4.0 out of 5 stars discrepancy of dates
Would have given more. But feel that the birth year for Anne Neville should have been correct. it was 1456 not 1454. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jean Clare-Tighe
5.0 out of 5 stars Rose of york
What a wonderful telling of the life and reign of Richard 111'
Sad to have reached the end of this trilogy, and would through ly recommend it
Published 9 months ago by jan wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. Well written
Is moving and well written.
Much tragedy with death of Ned and then Anne.
I thoughtRichard was idealistic. It saddened me about the speech he gave before the battle. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars War of the roses who's who.
Good read, well researched. The blend of historical fact with the fiction keeps you turning the pages. Don't read in bed you wont get much sleep.
Published 10 months ago by Torre
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant emotive reading of times gone by
thoroughly enjoyed this episode of the York family ruling England and the struggle/wars they encountered. Read more
Published 13 months ago by EDITH
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
A real insight into the man and the unstoppable chain of events that led to his tragic death. If you want to look deeper into the man read this
Published 13 months ago by Squeakyis
5.0 out of 5 stars just brilliant
all three books are great didnt want them to end I think I got book two and three mixed up in the reviews it was this book which told the story of Richards end I just sobbed it was... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mrs C M Minett
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