The White Queen: A Novel

byPhilippa Gregory

Paperback | April 6, 2010

The White Queen: A Novel by Philippa Gregory
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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.

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 family’s dominance. Yet despite her best efforts, and even with the help of her mother’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.

In this dazzling account of the deadly Wars of the Roses, brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize: the throne of England.
Author Philippa Gregory was born in Nairobi, Kenya on January 9, 1954. At the age of two, she moved to England with her family. She received a B.A. in history at Sussex University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in 18th-century literature from the University of Edinburgh in 1984. She has taught at numerous universities and was made a fellow of Kin...
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Title:The White Queen: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:464 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 1 inShipping dimensions:464 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 1 inPublished:April 6, 2010Publisher:Washington Square PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416563695

ISBN - 13:9781416563693

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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