The White Queen - Philippa Gregory Reviews
Description:ISBN 1847374557 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Philippa Gregory / Edition: First Edition / Hardcover / 432 Pages / Book is published ... more
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by - written on 03/04/10 (Very useful, 76 readings)
When I saw this book on the display shelves at my local library it was a definite for me to pick up for the following reasons. Having enjoyed books by this author set in the Tudor times I was intrigued to see how well she could write about the Plantagenet's. I have to admit my knowledge of this period is sketchy at best so I was hoping for a good read with gaining a little bit of knowledge from this book. About the author ******************** Philippa Gregory is an internationally renowned author of Historical fiction. She holds a PhD from Edinburgh University. She lives in Yorkshire on a small farm several of her novels have been adapted fro ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/11/13 (Very useful, 43 readings)
So. My geekery continues apace, and after devouring The Other Boleyn Girl, and having loved the BBC adaptation of The White Queen, I was eager to read the book that had inspired the series. First published in 2009 by Philippa Gregory, The White Queen is not, as the TV adaptation might suggest, a book encapsulating the complete fates of all the protagonists we met in that series. Instead, it is the first is a series telling the historical and political turmoil of the era through the eyes of various women, the first being Elizabeth Woodville, who became the Queen to Edward IV of the House of York, despite already being a widow, mother and Lancastrian. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/05/10 (Very useful, 60 readings)
Philippa Gregory is well known for her novels based on the Tudors, in the court of Henry VIII mainly and his daughter Elizabeth I. With her most recent novel, The White Queen, she goes further back in time, opening in 1464 when Edward IV has not long come to the throne. I must be honest and say right now that this is a period of English history about which I know very little. I know the phrase the Wars of the Roses and that they were between the leading families from York and Lancaster, but all my knowledge of that period has in fact come from reading The White Queen! So I apologise for any factual errors - I wasn't taught English history in ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/01/10 (Very useful, 91 readings)
The White Queen is the latest in Philippa Gregory's series of historical novels. It is set slightly earlier in history than books such as 'The Other Boleyn Girl' and 'The Other Queen', swapping the Tudor / Elizabethan era for the 'War of the Roses' when the Houses of York and Lancaster battled for the throne of England. The heroine of this novel is Elizabeth Woodville (who is also known as Lady Elizabeth Grey). Her family are linked to the House of Lancaster, but after her husband is killed at the battle of St Albans, she ends up falling in love with the new king, Edward IV, of the House of York after meeting him on the roadside to plead for the restoration of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/12/09 (Very useful, 40 readings)
Being a fan of Philippa Gregory's series of books on the Tudor dynasty I was very much looking forward to getting my teeth into this, her first attempt at the predecessors of the Tudors, the Plantagenets. I took this book on holiday with me and devoured it in 2 days - yet again Gregory manages to weave a wonderful story around the historical characters and creates a book which is very difficult to put down! Plot ==== This book focusses on the life of Elizabeth Woodville, who as a widow meets the young Edward IV and falls in love with him. Secretly married, against the wishes of the kings advisor Lord Warwick, she becomes Queen Consort and bears him 9 ... Read the complete review
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