Cousins' War
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    The White Queen: A Novel | Philippa Gregory

    The White Queen: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
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    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.

    Be fair.

    This is a historical novel written primarily for a female audience by the woman who brought us The Other Boleyn Girl. It is not non-fiction. Of course..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 28 2010 by Catherine ()
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    The White Queen | Philippa Gregory

    The White Queen

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox, Sandra Duncan, Gareth Armstrong
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    Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings the tumult and intrigue of The Wars of the Roses to vivid life through the women of the House of Lancaster and the House of York, beginning with the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen. A woman who won the love of a king and ascended to royalty by virtue of her beauty, Elizabeth fought tenaciously for the success of her family -- her daughter who would one day unite the warring dynasties, and her two sons whose eventual fate has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower.

    Brilliant!

    Even though this is an abridged version, this audio is really good to listen to. I have several of Philippa's novels in hardcopy and have found that o..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 15 2011 by Tamara ()
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    The Red Queen: A Novel | Philippa Gregory

    The Red Queen: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
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    Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness.

    Best read after The White Queen

    This novel is not my favorite of Gregory's stories, but I believe it is a wonderful accompaniment to her novels about the Cousins' War. I do think how..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 19 2015 by Adrian B. ()