I've read some of her other books and i really want to read this!
I've read a lot of her books, and I'm also very excited to read this one! She always writes amazing stories!
I am hosting a giveaway of two copies of The White Queen, it ends on Saturday, if you are interested:
This is probably one of the best fictional novels set in the Wars of the Roses. I had always read that Elizabeth Woodville was a horrible, manipulative woman, so I most enjoyed seeing her in a sympathetic light. Unlike Mary, Queen of Scots about whom I've read numerous fictional accounts including Gregory's, I was able to see Elizabeth Woodville as a heroine of sorts.
I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the Red Queen. It portrays a very different Elisableth Woodville than that in Passe Graeme Evan's 'The Innocent, The Exied and The Beloved',which I had trouble getting my head around at first but it did not take long before I was drawn into the fascinating story and could see Elisabeth Woodville in a totally new light..
Hey, can someone explain the history of Elizabeth Woodville? I never learned about her and the War of Roses were blurred as two princes of the tower, evil George and Richard, and then Henry Tudor taking over. I think this implies that the Riverses fell from power, and Elizabeth failed to put Richard on the throne. Which really upsets me because I think she deserves it. One reason why I like Philippa Gregory is that she puts all these monarchs in new light, she gives them character and a life. Rather than just Oh, these were terrible monarchs. My first favorite Tudor queen was Anne, and obviously in those books there would be slander about how barren Catherine was, but The Constant Princess TOTALLY made em see her differently.
Jilly b. No, I'm sure little Richard didn't come to power. What finally did become of him would be an interesting read. Perhaps someone knows if there is any more written about him. I do know that Elizabeth Woodville's oldest daughter, also named Elizabeth, (I think) married henry the 7th AKA Henry Tutor and was the mother of King Henry the 8th....so Elizabeth Woodville became the Queen's mother.
The princes were never found again. The youngest tried to take the throne from henry but was unsuccessful. woodville apparently switched out the youngest when they were sent to the tower.
henrys mother margaret banned woodville from court. margaret was a nasty woman!
The mystery of the princes in the tower goes on. Had they been murdered? If so by whom?
There were men who came forward later claiming to be the younger son Richard. Was one of them the real Richard? Were they all frauds? No one really knows for sure.