Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

(aka the book of the tea spill from the Leviathan post) The White Queen by Philippa Gregory is my third book by her. I have read the Other Boleyn Girl and The Other Queen. I enjoyed The Other Boleyn Girl Immensely. I chose to read the White Queen for two reasons. I knew little about the War of the Roses, also called the Cousins war, and I was dreadully curious about the tale of the Princes who dissappeared from the Tower of London. Both are referenced in Tudor era books enough, that finally I picked up a book on the Plantegenet royals.

Okay so I know it is fiction, but wow, I had no idea what went on durind the Lancaster/York battle for the throne. I loved this one. It was great fun following the life of Elizabeth Woodeville. She was in love with her husband the King. She was devoted to both him and her children. Really, I know there were probably embellishments, but I didn't care. I agonized and cheered alongside Elizabeth as her fortunes rode the rollercoaster historians call the War of the Roses.

As I have sat with this book, I would say if you enjoy reading Historic fiction do not miss this one. It's a good time and it will prepare you for the Red Queen which comes out in August.

This book is part of the Historical Fiction Challenge 2010.


  1. Great review! I loved this book, too! I am pretty excited to check out the Red Queen!

  2. I'm glad you liked this book! I was pretty excited about it, and am now looking forward to The Red Queen. This was actually the first review I did on my blog :)