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The White Queen Philippa Gregory Presents The First Of A New Series Set Amid The Deadly Feuds Of England Known As The Wars Of The RosesBrother Turns On Brother To Win The Ultimate Prize, The Throne Of England, In This Dazzling Account Of The Wars Of The Plantagenets They Are The Claimants And Kings Who Ruled England Before The Tudors, And Now Philippa Gregory Brings Them To Life Through The Dramatic And Intimate Stories Of The Secret Players The Indomitable Women, Starting With Elizabeth Woodville, The White QueenThe White Queen Tells The Story Of A Woman Of Extraordinary Beauty And Ambition Who, Catching The Eye Of The Newly Crowned Boy King, Marries Him In Secret And Ascends To Royalty While Elizabeth Rises To The Demands Of Her Exalted Position And Fights For The Success Of Her Family, Her Two Sons Become Central Figures In A Mystery That Has Confounded Historians For Centuries The Missing Princes In The Tower Of London Whose Fate Is Still Unknown From Her Uniquely Qualified Perspective, Philippa Gregory Explores This Most Famous Unsolved Mystery Of English History, Informed By Impeccable Research And Framed By Her Inimitable Storytelling SkillsWith The White Queen, Philippa Gregory Brings The Artistry And Intellect Of A Master Writer And Storyteller To A New Era In History And Begins What Is Sure To Be Another Bestselling Classic Series From This Beloved Author


About the Author: Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the novel The Other Boleyn Girl, which was made into a TV drama and a major film Published in 2009, the bestselling The White Queen, the story of Elizabeth Woodville, ushered in a new series involving The Cousins War now known as The War of the Roses and a new era for the acclaimed author.Gregory lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire, where she keeps horses, hens and ducks Visitors to her site, www.PhilippaGregory.com become addicted to the updates of historical research, as well as the progress of her ducklings.Her other great interest is the charity she founded nearly twenty years ago Gardens for The Gambia She has raised funds and paid for 140 wells in the primary schools of the dry, poverty stricken African country Thousands of school children have learned market gardening, and drunk the fresh water in the school gardens around the wells.A former student of Sussex University, and a PhD and Alumna of the Year 2009 of Edinburgh University, her love for history and her commitment to historical accuracy are the hallmarks of her writing She also reviews for US and UK newspapers, and is a regular broadcaster on television, radio, and webcasts from her website Philipa s Facebook page



10 thoughts on “The White Queen

  1. says:

    Alright, I honestly did not like this novel I can t believe this woman has writtenthan 10 books I ve been trying to conjure up excuses to give Gregory some credit but this novel just wasn t my style Mainly because all it really is, is a detailed historical timeline with a little embellishment here and there its bland soup Her writing style in the beginning of the book was abominable The first 10 pages were all I, I, I, and the


  2. says:

    This was my first Philippa Gregory novel, and it was such an excellent introduction to the author and genre It actually inspired me to readhistorical fiction by a variety of writers I like Gregory s style because the history, and intensity, is not sacrificed by the romance in the plot Indeed, the romance is a mere element of the story, and not the story itself So, now, many years later, I m glad I picked this book up I like Gregory s


  3. says:

    Considering that I ve now read six of her books, it pains me to say that I might be getting over Phillipa Gregory Most of the reviews for The White Queen were good, and I expected to like it But for the most part, it was justmeh So, plot summary we ve moved back in time from the Sexy Sexy Tudors to the Sexy Sexy Plantagenets, but unfortunately these people do a lot less fucking and a lotplotting Also witchcraft, which was weird Reasons I Di


  4. says:

    Excellent follow up And I do love this family Good storytelling especially with the connections to the first book and the subsequent ones You see the other side of the story which is a sign of a good storyteller Nice one, Ms Gregory Plus there s the secret of the two princes locked in the tower Did Richard do it The language is beautiful I just love reading these re creations, imagining the beauty and the glow of the language, the scenes and the w


  5. says:

    Philippa Gregory s latest historical fiction release is, to put it mildly, absolutely amazing I think this is one of her better books on par with The Other Boleyn Girl The scope of The White Queen is just as if notepic, in terms of literary drama, than the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn at the hand of King Henry VIII It focuses on The War of the Roses, a bloody war of politics and rival family members pitted against each other as the Yorks and Lancasters f


  6. says:

    Here is a thought that has probably never occurred to anyone while reading a Philippa Gregory novel You know what this book needs More politics Gregory is best known for her fictionalized tales about the lives of the Kings and Queens of England, most famously The Other Boleyn Girl This is a genre I like to call Historical Harlequin, whereby there may be some actual fact but it is mostly sappy, glorified romance in what was probably just a time periodmiserable t


  7. says:

    2013 update It s been three years since I wrote this review Just read the book again and my opinion remains the same I have a confession to make I ve been known to read trashy books Now, this isn t something that I like to shout from the rooftops, but if you spent your days reading Chaucer, you would unwind with something less cerebral too I ve done the romance novel thing, but the formula becomes grating after a while So, my most turned to brainless literature is mediocre historical 2013 update It s been three years since I wrote this review Just read the book again and my opinion remains the same I have a confession to make I ve been known to read trashy books Now, this isn t something that I like to shout from the rooftops, but if you spent your days reading Chaucer, you would unwind with something less cerebral too I ve done the romance novel thing, but the formula becomes grating after a while So, my most turned to brainless literature is mediocre historical fiction.I don t think Philippa Gregory stared out as a mediocre artist Her break out novel,The Other Boleyn Girl , was pretty gripping and presented a side of that worn out Tudor saga that I hadn t heard before Unfortunately, her work has started to go down a long, dull hill She s now turning her attention to the final years of the Plantagenet reign over English withThe White Queen The White Queenfollows the rise of Elizabeth Woodville, a commoner widow, who captures the eye of the young King Edward IV and rises to be the queen of the penultimate reign of a Plantagenet monarch This period of time has been much discussed by artists and historians as an era of greed and blood Many a historian has portrayed Edward IV s queen as the head of a family of grasping bloodsuckers who wormed their way into the highest positions in the kingdom, much like the Boleyns a few generations later Shakespeare even dedicated his pen to a play based on the periodRichard IIIThere s an incredible amount to tell and so many points of view to take in.Unfortunately, Gregory decides to take the least believable route Inspired by the whispers of witchcraft that surrounded the Woodville family which was supposedly descended from a water goddess , Gregory portrays Elizabeth Woodville, her mother, and daughter Elizabeth later Queen Elizabeth, wife of Henry VII as practitioners of wizardry What made Edward fall for Elizabeth A ring tied to a string What made a boat carrying important dignitaries toss violently over the sea A storm called up by witches breath What withers Richard III s sword arm and cripples his health A curse and a locket Really, Philippa, really I think her choice in plot devices shows an author taking the easy way out Elizabeth Woodville, whether you liked her or not, was a force to be reckoned with She defied an ordained king by claiming sanctuary for herself and her children in a basement She suffered through accusations that her husband had been a bastard, sired by a lowly English bowman She climbed to the highest position in the land and hung there through some of the greatest storms in English royal history And Gregory credits it to witchcraft Ugh.Seriously, if you find this era interesting, pick up Sharon Kay Penman sThe Sunne in Splendour , a hefty novel that relies on history and the strength of the characters Gregory would indeed need witchcraft to reach her standard of work Sadly, I m probably going to end up reading Gregory s next book, which will be a depiction of the same events, just from the point of view of Margaret Beaufort, mother to Henry Tudor I will grit my teeth in irritation, then maybe through my Kindle in the trash, but I will read it shamefaced Why am I so weak


  8. says:

    The White Queen is the fictional story of the life of Elizabeth Woodville, wife of King Edward IV Philippa Gregory does her usual fine job of bringing her characters to life and making it enjoyable to read I don t know how accurate her stories are, or any other writer in this genre for that matter I was introduced to royal historical fiction by Norah Lofts and have also read Alison Weir and Jean Plaidy, among others In this book Gregory focuses on the Plantagenet s and The C


  9. says:

    If there is love enough, then nothing not nature, not even death itself can come between two who love each otherThe White Queen is the sequel to The Lady of the Rivers and they both had their strengths and weaknesses They each tell the story of a powerful woman in a kingdom ruled by men These women fight for their lives, their loves and their children out of a sense of survival as well as out of ambition and a hunger for power.Even though their stories are this impressive, I often


  10. says:

    After reading The Other Boleyn Girl I loved Philippa Gregory, and would pick up virtually anything she d written.I watched the BBC adaption of The White Queen which I thoroughly enjoyed, so went for the book series All four that I ve read The Lady of the Rivers, The White Queen,


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