Thursday, November 14, 2013

The White Princess

The White Princess by Philipa Gregory

The White Princess by Philipa Gregory is the story of Princess Elizabeth who one day will become Queen Elizabeth.  This story follows Elizabeth a York who marries Henry Tudor, her enemy.  The marriage between these two Royals will end the War of The Roses (the cousins war)  uniting the two houses.  
     As England seems to somewhat settle down and find a little peace, this Princess who is now Queen must find a way to win the love of her husband, England's new King and also his mother, Margaret of Beaufort.  This is hard for Elizabeth as she can not forgive Henry for killing her Uncle King Richard III and taking the throne.
    As life seems to be calm for a time....a new threat becomes known.  Elizabeth's brother, who was presumed dead (one of the boys in the tower) has surfaced.  England loves the York family and would love to see a York boy on the throne.  Elizabeth must now choose the life she has now and protect her Husband the King or go with what she knows in her heart and put the pretender (her brother) on the throne.
    Philipa Gregory had done another wonderful job of telling history with a little fictional spin and of course adding a theory on what happened to the Boys in the Tower.  I recommend this book to anyone who loves Philipa Gregory and historical fiction. This is also a great book to get a little more of what happens in the York/Tudor battle if you have watched The White Queen on STARZ.


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