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Publisher Description

The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life the extraordinary story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman who rises from obscurity to become Queen of England, and changes the course of history forever.

Elizabeth Woodville is a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition. Her mother is Jacquetta, also known as the mystical lady of the rivers, and she is even more determined to bring power and wealth to the family line. While riding in the woods one day, Elizabeth captures the attentions of the newly crowned King Edward IV and, despite her common upbringing, marries him in secret.

When she is raised up to be his queen, the English court is outraged, but Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for her family’s dominance. Yet despite her best efforts, and even with the help of her mother’s powers, her two sons become pawns in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London.

In this dazzling account of the deadly Wars of the Roses, brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize: the throne of England.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
August 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atria Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
8.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Jrf2017 ,

Good

Good book if you like period pieces

Scoop881 ,

Beautifully Crafted!

Philippa Gregory captures in Lady Elizabeth Woodvill an incredible woman who beautifully navigates and manipulates her luck and fortune within the confines placed upon her by England's social prejudices. She combines in her character ambition, motherly devotion, and poilitcal saviness. While the character and story perfectly follows the true history of the Wars of the Roses, Gregory skillfully escavates and marks the true historical tale and, within its bounds, crafts characters and plots with all the familiarity, tangibility, and unique personality of any story that is fully fictional. You will forget that the book is history, but you will leave the finished book with much-heightened understanding of the time and history that The White Queen takes place in.

Perky too ,

The White Queen

Interesting history. The story is a little slow getting started, but it picks up and becomes intriguing soon. The fighting gets a little tiresome, but the family saga should keep the reader interested. The author, very thoughtfully, wrote a sequel.

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