The White Princess – Philippa Gregory

Although this is normally not the type of story I would pick up and read, once again the sale shelves at Barnes and Noble had me stacking random books into my arms. Now that I have read this one, I need to go find the rest of the stories in “The Cousins’ War” novels.

The White Princess Cover Image

This story is fiction, but it does revolve around facts, and several rumors, about the British Monarchy and how it operated in the very early years. 1400’s early.

Henry Tudor comes to the crown by killing the King, and therefore gets to marry the Princess of York. Because he won the Monarchy through violence, and not being a rightful heir, he begins a life of fear, doubt, and mistrust of everyone around him.

The Queen stands by him through all of this, vowing to always be on his side defending him, whether or not she believes he deserves the crown he stole.

This is a great period drama, and although it took me a bit to get it finished (a week to read a book for me is a long time!), it was well worth the read.

2 thoughts on “The White Princess – Philippa Gregory

  1. mcarnes811 September 18, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    I love phillipa Gregory but this was not one of her best. Read the The Constant princess and The Other Boleyn Girl. Those were great She also wrote a trilogy called Wideacre. Those were good as well

    • Angela September 18, 2015 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks for the info, I definitely will!

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