The White Queen : A Novel (Paperback) - Gregory, Philippa

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Brother turns on brother. The throne of England is at stake. The deadly Wars of the Roses have begun. . . .

"They ruled England before the Tudors, and now internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings the Plantagenets to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women."

Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, secretly marries the newly crowned boy king of England. While she rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become the central figures in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. 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.

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Publisher Pocket Books
Mfg Part# 9781451602050
SKU 214956988
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1451602057
Release Date 11/30/2010
Praise
"It is a well-told story, a kind of royal soap opera (but with strong factual underpinnings), richly detailed and fast moving. Gregory's legion of fans will be delighted."
"[E]ngrossing....Most of the story is blunt, brutal and bloody, but Gregory has a deft hand with historical imagination, making the most of ancient mysteries..."
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Annotation Having fascinated and titillated readers with her enormously popular titles depicting the treachery of King Henry VIII and the rest of the Tudors, Philippa Gregory begins a new series which depicts another of the most tumultuous periods of English history--The Wars of the Roses. The title of this opening volume refers to Elizabeth Woodville Grey, whose legendary beauty and allure captured the heart of King Edward IV, such that he secretly married her in 1464 against the wishes of his family, and in particular his cousin Richard, the devious earl of Warwick, who had once been instrumental in helping Edward defeat the Lancastrians and ascend to the throne. Displeased with the match, Richard forged an alliance with Edward's brother, George, and attacked the king, who was now supported by Elizabeth's Lancastrian family, his previous enemies. In the midst of the years of fighting, Edward and Elizabeth's two sons vanished, and the mystery of their fate has never been solved. Gregory captures all the intrigue, deceit and ambition of the era with impeccable detail and delectable wit, and her theory on the disappearance of the two princes is certain to have historians re-opening the investigation.
Annotation 1 Having fascinated and titillated readers with her enormously popular titles depicting the treachery of King Henry VIII and the rest of the Tudors, Philippa Gregory begins a new series which depicts another of the most tumultuous periods of English history--The Wars of the Roses. The title of this opening volume refers to Elizabeth Woodville Grey, whose legendary beauty and allure captured the heart of King Edward IV, such that he secretly married her in 1464 against the wishes of his family, and in particular his cousin Richard, the devious earl of Warwick, who had once been instrumental in helping Edward defeat the Lancastrians and ascend to the throne. Displeased with the match, Richard forged an alliance with Edward's brother, George, and attacked the king, who was now supported by Elizabeth's Lancastrian family, his previous enemies. In the midst of the years of fighting, Edward and Elizabeth's two sons vanished, and the mystery of their fate has never been solved. Gregory captures all the intrigue, deceit and ambition of the era with impeccable detail and delectable wit, and her theory on the disappearance of the two princes is certain to have historians re-opening the investigation.
Editors Note Philippa Gregory pens the story of the woman standing between Richard III and his coveted throne--the palace intrigue has never been more seductive.
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Book Format Pocketbook
Number of Pages 0538
Publisher Pocket Star Books
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