The White Queen: A Novel

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Touchstone, Apr 6, 2010 - Fiction - 464 pages
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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 familyís dominance. Yet despite her best efforts, and even with the help of her motherís 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.

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User Review  - Gorthalon - LibraryThing

Firstly, I want to say that writing a book is hard work. Gregory has obviously spent time on her research, and presumably put a lot of effort into writing this book so congratulations to her. I did ... Read full review

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User Review  - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing

This first book in a stunning new series - The Cousins' War - chronicles the lives of women set during the Wars of the Roses. Elizabeth Woodville, a common woman who catches the eye of the newly ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Philippa Gregory is the author of several bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on womenís history. Her Cousinsí War novels are the basis for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen. She studied history at the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. She welcomes visitors to her website, PhilippaGregory.com.

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