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Margaret Pole: Reading suggestions

Hello, my bookish friends! 


I am looking for suggestions of quality historical fiction featuring Margaret Pole as a major character. Margaret Pole is the daughter of George of Clarence (brother of Edward IV and Richard III) and was Countess of Salisbury during the reign of Henry VIII - until he decided to execute her when she was 67 years old. I am beginning a new writing project focused on her life and am always interested to consider other writers' interpretations.


I have Hazel Pierce's Margaret Pole biography and Hazel Bird's The Last Plantagenet, but have been unable to find other books centered on Margaret rather than one of the more prolific personalities of the era.


Please do not be offended when I specify that I consider quality historical fiction to include deeply researched, fact based novels, such as Sharon Kay Penman, Conn Iggulden, or Bernard Cornwell. I do not tend to enjoy romantic, "fluffy" stories.


Thank you in advance for your recommendations!