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The White Queenby Philippa Gregory
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THE COUSINS' WAR
Philippa Gregory, the queen of royal fiction (says USA Today), 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.
The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Other Boleyn Girl" presents the first book in a new series set amidst the tumult and intrigue of England's passionate family feud, The War of the Roses.
The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries andlt;Iandgt;The White Queenandlt;/Iandgt;, #1 andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; 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.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;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. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;When she is raised up to be his queen, the English court is outraged, but Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for her familyand#8217;s dominance. Yet despite her best efforts, and even with the help of her motherand#8217;s powers, her two sons become pawns in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In this dazzling account of the deadly Wars of the Roses, brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize: the throne of England.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author presents the first book in a new series set amidst the tumult and intrigue of englandand#8217;s passionate family feud, The War of the Roses. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Meet the Plantaganets. Like the Tudors, they live high and love passionately, but this family story is set against the backdrop of The War of the Roses, a long war, pitting brother against brother, for the throne of England. Now Philippa Gregory, master chronicler of British royal history, brings this family drama to life through the lives of its women, beginning with the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen. The White Queen tells the story of a common woman who ascends to royalty by virtue of her beauty, a woman who rises to the demands of her position and fights tenaciously for the success of her family, a woman whose two sons become the central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the so-called missing princes in the Tower of London. From her uniquely qualified perspective, Philippa Gregory explores the most famous unsolved mystery of English history, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills. Timed to publish in the English language simultaneously around the worldand#8212;and heralded by a global online event followed by author appearances in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and Australiaand#8212;The White Queen ushers in the dawn of a great new era for Philippa Gregory. For the first time, one of our most beloved authors will have one exclusive English language publisherand#8212;Simon andamp; Schusterand#8212;the perfect platform from which to launch what is sure to be another bestselling, classic series.
About the Author
Philippa Gregory is the author of several New York Times bestselling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, The Queenand#8217;s Fool, The Virginand#8217;s Lover, The Constant Princess, The Boleyn Inheritance, and The Other Queen. She lives in England.
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