The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory is one of my favorite authors of historical fiction. She is able to bring historical characters to life in a way that makes you believe that everything happened exactly as she writes it. Of course she does take some creative license when writing her novels, but overall she sticks with the facts. Elizabeth, Henry VII’s wife/queen has always known she would be a pawn somehow, in some way. As a female, she can't rule, however she can give her husband the authority he needs to rule. So when Henry VII defeats her lover Richard III in battle and takes the title of king, she knows it will be her job to marry the victor.