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The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
  

The White Princess

Part of the COUSINS' WAR Series
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Philippa Gregory’s historical fiction stunningly reconsiders crucial moments in British history from a female perspective. Though this is the fifth in the series that covers the Wars of the Roses (The Cousins War) it’s not necessary to have read the previous books to immensely enjoy this one. The war is over, the Tudor dynasty has begun and the young Elizabeth of York – daughter of Edward IV, sister of Edward V, niece and intended bride of Richard III – has to adapt to her new life as Queen of England, wife to Henry VII, the Lancastrian heir, raised to be her enemy. Hugely enjoyable, gripping, exciting stuff.

If you like Philippa Gregory you might also like to read books by Elizabeth Waite, Sharon Penman and Sarah Dunant.

Synopsis

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

The haunting story of the mother of the Tudors, Elizabeth of York, wife to Henry VII. Beautiful eldest daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville - the White Queen - the young princess Elizabeth faces a conflict of loyalties between the red rose and the white. Forced into marriage with Henry VII, she must reconcile her slowly growing love for him with her loyalty to the House of York, and choose between her mother's rebellion and her husband's tyranny. Then she has to meet the Pretender, whose claim denies the House of Tudor itself.

About the Author

Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory was our Guest Editor in October 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the international bestseller The Other Boleyn Girl, which became a major film starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. Several books later, she is looking at the family that precedes The Tudors in the The Cousins' War series, which was televised by the BBC as The White Queen.

Philippa's other great interest is the charity that she founded nearly twenty years ago: Gardens for The Gambia. She has raised funds and paid for several hundred wells for the primary schools of this poor African country. A former student of Sussex University, and a PhD and Alumna of the Year at Edinburgh University, her love of history is the hallmark of her writing. She lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire.

Author photo copyright: Johnny Ring.

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Publication date

1st February 2014

Author

Philippa Gregory

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
560 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780857207531

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