The White Queen

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 18, 2009 - Fiction - 432 pages
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The tale of one woman's ambitious ascent to royalty during the Wars of the Roses and the unsolved mystery around her sons' imprisonment in the Tower

The first in a stunning new series, The Cousins War, is set amid the tumult and intrigue of The War of the Roses. Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings this family drama to colourful life through its women, beginning with the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen

The White Queen tells the story of a common woman who ascends to royalty by virtue of her beauty, a woman who rises to the demands of her position and fights tenaciously for the success of her family, a woman whose two sons become the central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower whose fate remains unknown to this day. From her uniquely qualified perspective, Philippa Gregory explores the most famous unsolved mystery, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills.

*'Gregory brings to life the sights, smells and textures of 16th-century England' Kate Mosse, Financial Times

* 'It would be hard to make history more entertaining, lively or engaging' Sunday Express

* 'Queen of the historical novel' Mail on Sunday
 

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Review: The White Queen (The Cousins' War #1)

User Review  - Susan Wiggins - Goodreads

Think I'll have to read more of Gregory's books-good historical fiction. Read full review

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Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book for the second time. Read full review

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WINTER 146970
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SUMMER 1471
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JULY 1473
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JUNE 1483
CORONATION
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FEBRUARY 1485

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About the author (2009)

Philippa Gregory is the author of many bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and is a recognized authority on women’s history. Her work has been adapted for the screen in The Other Boleyn Girl movie and the critically acclaimed STARZ miniseries The White Queen and The White Princess. Her most recent novel is The Last Tudor. She graduated from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent. She holds two honorary degrees from Teesside University and the University of Sussex. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction. She welcomes visitors to her website, PhilippaGregory.com.

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