Series: Cecily Neville novels

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The rose in spring by Eleanor Fairburn1
White Rose, Dark Summer by Eleanor Fairburn2
The rose at harvest end by Eleanor M Fairburn3
Winter's Rose by Eleanor Fairburn4

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A series of historical novels based on the life of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York ("the Rose of Raby"), from 1425 to 1495. Cecily was reputedly a great beauty and married the wealthiest peer of the realm. She supported her husband's actions in claiming the throne of England at the end of the 1450s, and moved beyond contemporary expectations of the behavior of noblewomen when she became directly involved in political events.

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