Cousins' War

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The White Queen Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling classic series from this beloved author.

©2009 Philippa Gregory Limited (P)2009 Simon & Schuster
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  • Book 1

    • The White Queen

    • A Novel
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Be fair.

    • By Polish Princess on 04-28-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The White Queen

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Sandra Duncan, Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • too short

    • By Kcvu on 06-23-17

    Regular price: $15.34

  • Book 2

    • The Red Queen

    • A Novel
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Historical Fiction!

    • By Terri Driscoll on 06-15-17

    Regular price: $23.93