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The White Princess

Gregory, Philippa (Book - 2013)
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The White Princess
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Passionately in love with Richard III in spite of her arranged marriage to pretender to the throne Henry Tudor, Princess Elizabeth of York is forced to marry the man who murdered her lover and create a royal family under the controlling gaze of his mother, Margaret Beaufort.
Authors: Gregory, Philippa
Title: The white princess
Publisher: New York :, Touchstone Book,, 2013.
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Characteristics: 528 pages :,illustrations, map ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Passionately in love with Richard III in spite of her arranged marriage to pretender to the throne Henry Tudor, Princess Elizabeth of York is forced to marry the man who murdered her lover and create a royal family under the controlling gaze of his mother, Margaret Beaufort.
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Master record variable field(s) change: 100 WorldCat Holdings
ISBN: 9781451626155
145162610X
9781451626100
1451626096
9781451626094
Statement of Responsibility: Philippa Gregory
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 523-528).
Subject Headings: Great Britain History Henry VII, 1485-1509 Fiction. Great Britain History Richard III, 1483-1485 Fiction. Great Britain History Wars of the Roses, 1455-1485 Fiction. Queens Great Britain Fiction. Henry VII, King of England, 1457-1509 Fiction. Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485 Fiction. Elizabeth, Queen, consort of Henry VII, King of England, 1465-1503 Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Topical Term: Queens
LCCN: 2013931637
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Sep 03, 2014
  • Schoolgurl95 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I love Philippa Gregory's books, especially her Tudor books. As always, full of nonstop plotting, suspense, insight and passion. I found myself loving this protagonist a lot! Henry was also interesting to read, his paranoia and inner thoughts were accurate, I think, for what it must've been like during his early years as King.

Aug 04, 2014
  • Kdmullerspy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful...Hypnotic!!!!!

Patron Review

"The War of the Roses" saga continues to Richar the Third and Henry VII tudor great.

Apr 21, 2014
  • BlueHippo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

After reading the other books in this series, I also enjoyed this one. It was a great perspective from a point of view not usually considered. It also gave me a more keen interest in the mother of Henry VII, as well as the boy who claimed to be the Richard from the Tower.
My only problems with this book are the same as the ones I have had with her other books: (1) The map in the front has no key and (2) I do not think the genealogy tree in the front of the book is complete enough. Adding dates of death and filling out some of the generation follow the one that is the subject of the book would better help to put these people in context. Similarly, she does not include any information, either in the ending to the story or by way of an afterward, as to the subsequent fate and history of these people. I had to go to Wikipedia to discover that the son named Edmund, died in June, 1500, at a little over 1 year old. Elizabeth died in 1503, following the birth of another child, named Katherine, who died the day before her mother at age 8 days old. Henry lived until April of 1509 and his mother lived until June of 1509. Just in case anyone else is curious. Of course, Arthur was married to Catherine of Aragon as a child but then died in 1502, leaving the throne and Catherine to be inherited by Henry (VIII). And most people know the story from there.

Jan 23, 2014
  • brandyandstuart rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent read! The best of Philippa to date!

Jan 02, 2014
  • emerald2pac rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My favorite book out of the series. Made me hate the red queen even more ( she wasn"t ever really a queen btw just the king's mother. ) Elizabeth of York had such a harrowing life and her husband the king. I found him to be quite a mama's boy, on top of a wimp. This book makes me want to dive into the Tudor series next. I can't wait to read more about Elizabeth of York and her children, maybe some about King Henry but not much.

Nov 20, 2013
  • Cynthia_N rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. I carried it around for days so that I could read whenever I had a few moments. I do agree with prior comments that the main character seemed weak but I thought it fit the story.

Oct 14, 2013
  • hbfuller rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I was disappointed especially having just finished The Kingmaker's Daughter. Elizabeth is portrayed in what seems to be a 21st Century mindset trapped in the 15th Century. The ignorance of her own stature shows Elizabeth to be weak and whiny. This is highly unusual for a female protagonist in a Philippa Gregory book.

Oct 03, 2013
  • ehbooklover rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Overall, this was a very readable fictionalized account of life in early Tudor court and of Henry VII’s exhausting attempts to hold onto the crown. I just had a couple of beefs with this book: at times it was poorly edited (typos!) and I found that the character of Elizabeth of York was a spineless doormat throughout most of the book.

Sep 19, 2013
  • jazpur rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I so enjoyed Philippa Gregory's interpretation of this period of history. She has a great ability to make historical figures and events come alive for her readers. Her portrayal of Elizabeth of York and the dreadful dilemmas she had to live with all her life is masterly.

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Sep 03, 2014
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  • Schoolgurl95 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Sep 03, 2014
  • Schoolgurl95 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"Over his bent head I look at the stained-glass windows of his room, dark against the night sky, and the Tudor rose, white with a red core, that his mother has inset into every window of his room. Tonight it does not look to me as if the white rose and the red are blooming together as one, tonight it looks as if the white rose of York has been stabbed in its pure white heart and is bleeding scarlet red. Tonight, I know that I do indeed have much to forgive."

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