- Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
- Year Published: 2009
- Edition: Touchstone ed.
- Description: 415 p.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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The white queen
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Call number: Fiction
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In this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, Elizabeth Woodville, catches 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.
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The book begins with Elizabeth Woodville catching the eye of the newly-crowned king and ends when he son-in-law, Henry VII (father of Henry VIII) ascends to the throne.
Gregory's books are a great way to learn English history, as she carefully researches them and incorporates the drama and scandal of the day. She occasionally includes as truth what was just rumor at the time, such as Elizabeth Woodville and her mother's use of spells to help their relatives.
From Wikipedia: "Woodville's children included the Princes in the Tower and Elizabeth of York; by the latter she was maternal grandmother of Henry VIII and great-grandmother of King Edward VI, Queen Mary I of England and Queen Elizabeth I and the great-great-grandmother of Mary, Queen of Scots. Through her daughter, Elizabeth of York, she is the ancestor of every English monarch since Henry VIII, every Scottish monarch since James V of Scotland and every British monarch from James VI and I."
If you have been waiting for an incredible and quick read, since you probably won't put it down much once you begin, you've found it.
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