The White Queen (The Cousins War, #1)



The White Queen (The Cousins War, #1) Philippa Gregory presents the first of a new series set amid the deadly feuds of England known as the Wars of the Roses.Brother 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 Queen.The 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 skills.With 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. Best Download [ The White Queen (The Cousins War, #1) ] Author [ Philippa Gregory ] – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 438 pages
  • The White Queen (The Cousins War, #1)
  • Philippa Gregory
  • English
  • 14 March 2017
  • 1847394647

10 thoughts on “The White Queen (The Cousins War, #1)

  1. Maliha 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 then He, He, He What I m trying to say is that there was no 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...

  2. Bookdragon Sean 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 Elizabeth she has such sharp claws A woman who k 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 Elizabeth she has such sharp claws A woman who knows what she wants Philippa is a master at getting into the mind of these historical figures she takes the events and narrates them from the perspective of how the said character may have perceived them Elizabeth Woodville is many things she is a courageous woman and a loyal wife she is ambitious and deadly she is strong and ruthless To some she is even considered a witch but, firstly, and undeniably, she is a concerned mother This wor...

  3. Madeline 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 Did Not Particularly Love This Book The ma 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 Did Not Particularly Love This Book The main character, Elizabeth Woodville, apparently came from a family that actually claimed to be descended from the water goddess Melusina Okay, I can stand by that, but then Gregory takes it a step further several steps, actually and decides that not only do Elizabeth and her mother regularly perform spells that actually work, but they both have the Sight Capital S Gregory s pulled this trick before, with the vision having character in The Queen s Fool, but...

  4. James 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 words If y...

  5. Erika 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 fought to become the next ruling 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 fought to become the next rul...

  6. Kate 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 turn...

  7. Duane 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 Cousins War period 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...

  8. Stacey 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 periodm...

  9. Charlotte May 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, The Red Queen and The Kingmaker s Daughter so far have an incredible focus on the powerful women during the Tudor Court and the War of the Roses I knew very little about this time period but Gregory makes it easy t After reading Th...

  10. Iset says:

    Before I even began reading the novel, I noticed one or two problems Though small, they re worth noting Gregory includes a royal family tree at the front of the book, to demonstrate the Houses of York and Lancaster, but according to this tree Edmund Tudor was married to King Henry VI at some point I ve got to say I burst out laughing at this I understand that it s a genuine mistake, but seriously Didn t Philippa Gregory or an editor or someone catch this before the book went to press Putti Before I even began reading the novel, I noticed one or two pr...

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