The White Queen by Philippa GregoryBrother 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. 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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The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen , 1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life the extraordinary story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman who rises from obscurity to become Queen of England, and changes the course of history forever. Elizabeth Woodville is a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition. Her mother is Jacquetta, also known as the mystical lady of the rivers, and she is even more determined to bring power and wealth to the family line. While riding in the woods one day, Elizabeth captures the attentions of the newly crowned King Edward IV and, despite her common upbringing, marries him in secret. In this dazzling account of the deadly Wars of the Roses, brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize: the throne of England.
Oh how we all loved this book — In the main it is me that has chosen most of the books with suggestions and directions along the way for some others. The reason for this book choice. For all of us who were there, two had finished it Me and C two were yet to finish L and K and one had not read it L. But actually this sometimes make for a much better discussion, we were not concerned about ruining the ending, we were dealing with real events, so none of it would come as a surprise. C loved the book and was really surprised that she would, it was a period of history that she knew little about but was pleased that she could easily get absorbed into it. Elizabeth Woodville was a woman we all decided that you did not want to mess with — she had some spark and fire in her to do the things she did. Both L and K commented that again they found it easy to read, and was surprised that they found enjoyable even though they had not finished it all.
The life of Jacquetta is extraordinary. She is born into the St Pol family, the rulers of the Duchy of Luxembourg, and witnesses the fate of Joan of Arc while still a girl.
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