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White Queen Gregory, Philippa

White Queen paperback Gregory, Philippa

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The first in a stunning new series is set amid the tumult
and intrigue of the Wars of the Roses. Internationally
bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings this extraordinary
family drama to vivid life through its women - beginning
with Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen.
Elizabeth Woodville, of the House of Lancaster, is widowed when her husband is killed in battle. Aided and abetted by the raw ambition
and witchcraft skills of her mother Jacquetta, Elizabeth seduces and
marries, in secret, reigning king Edward IV of the family of the
white rose, the House of York
In The White Queen, Philippa Gregory brilliantly evokes the life 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 survival of her family. a woman whose two sons
become the central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians
for centuries: the Princes in the Tower, whose fate remains unknown
to this day. From her uniquely qualified perspective, she explores
this most famous unsolved mystery, informed by impeccable
research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skils.
The contemporary mistress of historical crime.
Her novels are filled with strong, determined women
who take their fate into their own hands'
Kate Mosse, Financial Times