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by Philippa Gregory

eBook The White Princess(Deckle Edge) (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels) download ISBN: 1451626096
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Touchstone; 1St Edition edition (July 23, 2013)
Language: English
Pages: 544
ePub: 1102 kb
Fb2: 1905 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

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The White Princess(Deckle. In The White Queen, the novel that chronologically precedes The White Princess, Philippa Gregory makes her choice and places their fate in the hands of their feisty mother, Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV and a key player in the War of the Roses, the dynastic feud among the Plantagenets between the Houses of York and Lancaster.

Philippa Gregory's 'Cousins' War' and 'Tudor Court' series have been re-listed as 'The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels' as of August 2016. Philippa Gregory's 'Cousins' War' and 'Tudor Court' series have been re-listed as 'The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels' as of August 2016.

part 5 The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels series. She is Princess Cecily of York once again and free to be married to Lady Margaret’s kinsman. In Westminster Palace, the servants now bend their knee to present a dish, and everyone calls each of us Your Grace. Cecily delights in our sudden restoration to our titles, all of us York princesses are glad to be ourselves once again; but I find my mother walking in silence by the cold river, her hood over her head, her cold hands clasped in her muff, her gray eyes on the gray water.

The White Princess, . Part of The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels series by Philippa Gregory. For a moment she stands watching us, her mouth a little open, drawing a breath, and as she stays there, I lean my head towards Henry as if I am going to rest it on his shoulder

The White Princess, . For a moment she stands watching us, her mouth a little open, drawing a breath, and as she stays there, I lean my head towards Henry as if I am going to rest it on his shoulder. He is smiling proudly, his face flushed, thinking that she is enjoying the sight of her son, her adored only son, in his wedding bed, a beautiful bride, a true princess, beside him. Only I understand that the sight of me, with his shoulder under my cheek, smiling in his bed, is eating her up with jealousy as if a wolf had hold of her belly.

Year Published: 2012. The White Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #5). The White Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Philippa Gregory. Year Published: 2013.

Part of The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels. The White Princess is the most confident, sumptuous, and accomplished novel Philippa Gregory has written in a few years. It’s a performance not to be missed.

The White Queen: A Novel. Philippa Greogroy's writing style has a flow that is intoxicating. By using the first person, Ms Gregory is filling in the thoughts of Elizabeth as well as the behind the scenes dealings in the king's court. These are not historically accurate, nor were they ever portrayed as such. One can only guess what went on behind the scenes as no historical documents exist to tell us, and with all the backstabbing going on I am not surprised that nothing was put in writing.

THE WHITE PRINCESS, by Philippa Gregory. The White Princess(deckle Edge) (the Plantagenet And Tudor Novels). Elizabeth of York’s marriage to Henry Tudor unites the warring houses, but divides the princess’ loyalties - a very good story of historical fiction, however a little long winded and anti climatic. The White Princess by Philippa Gregory // Daughter of the king, sister of the king, niece of the king, and wife of the king. That is how the mother of the Tudor dynasty has been described.

This classic romance novel tells the true story of the love affair that changed history-that of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the ancestors of most of the British royal family. Set in the vibrant 14th century of Chaucer and th. Avalon. by Anya Seton · Philippa Gregory.

From “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory comes this instant New York Times bestseller that tells the story of the remarkable Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen, and mother to the House of Tudor.When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house—Elizabeth of York—to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades.But his bride is still in love with his slain enemy, Richard III—and her mother and half of England dream of a missing heir, sent into the unknown by the White Queen. While the new monarchy can win power, it cannot win hearts in an England that plots for the triumphant return of the House of York. Henry’s greatest fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to invade and reclaim the throne. When a young man who would be king leads his army and invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother: the rose of York come home at last.
Comments: (7)
Xanzay
First and foremost, readers should remember that this is historical fiction not history, per se. This is the story of Henry Tudor, who got his crown and became King Henry VII of England by defeating King Richard lIl of the house of York at the battle of Bosworth. He soon marries Princess Elizabeth of the house of York, daughter of King Edward IV and his wife, Queen Elizabeth. He does so to give his kingship stability and unite England. Unfortunately, the best laid plans often go awry.

Not much is known about the women of that era, other than the basics: birth, marriage, children, and death. So, here the author tries to make the women three dimensional. The author also weaves a narrative on the women's take of the events of the day. It is certainly an intriguing tapestry that the author weaves. While at times the book is a bit repetitive, it is still an entertaining work of historical fiction. Fans of the author will not be disappointed.
Shou
I used to love Gregory's books. The characters were richly drawn and dialogs revealed their inner worlds. I noticed that has not been the case with the last several books. I am thinking the author may be getting lazy and is cranking out these books without putting as much thought into them as she did with her first ones. Did these books become just a money-making machine for her? I don't want to accuse her of anything but really, for the price she is charging, the quality is just not there anymore.

The main character Elizabeth is so incredibly boring. I laughed when I saw somebody else say in the review how Elizabeth got on their nerves because the only thing she ever said was "I don't know." And that even Henry's character got irritated with that. I laughed because it was exactly what I thought at some point. And when Henry commented on it, I thought "Man, I am with you, she is so annoying!"

The dialog, in general, was kept to a minimum so the book read more like a historical chronical vs. a novel.

I really don't like the latest trend of narrating from the first person because it limits our access to other characters' inner worlds. All we can rely on is the person's perception of others' emotions and thoughts. The problem with Elizabeth's character is that she never knew what was happening around her (hence the consistent answer "I don't know" to most of the questions she was ever asked). So the whole story is being told from the perspective of someone who has an extremely limited view of events. You judge it for yourself how interesting that could possibly be!
Grokinos
Philippa Gregory can write. Obviously, as she has so many books to her name. Even when I disagree with content, I still want to keep reading her stories.

I watched the Starz version of "The White Princess" and wanted to read the source material. To my dismay I discovered that my issues with the TV show are the same issues I have with the book.

I don't consider myself a Tudor expert by any means, but I am fascinated with the War of the Roses. I especially love the story of Henry and Elizabeth since they seemed to truly fall in love with one another and ended the war between their houses.

Everything I've read about Henry VII is not presented in this book. That he was fiscally responsible, organized his kingdom well and was a king to be admired is not how Gregory imagines him, apparently. In her book he is a cold, mean, vindictive man who uses his love as a weapon. He's paranoid to the point of almost mental illness and is just generally an unlikable character/man. That goes against all that I've read about his love for his wife and his children. There is also no historical indication that he had an affair with Kathy Gordon/Lady Katherine Huntly. Especially since Elizabeth took her into her household and cared for her the rest of her life. And that when Henry had the chance to marry Kathy after Elizabeth's death, he did not take it. That doesn't sound like a man in love or a man with a mistress. Henry is one of the few English kings to not have an official mistress. Given his mother's piety and upbringing, I believe that he was a man of morals and would not cheat on the queen he adored.

While Elizabeth is presented as a strong character in the beginning, toward the end of the book that radically changes. Literally the entire last half of the book is her saying, "I don't know. I don't know." It's so bad that Henry even mocks her for it on several different occasions. Instead of driving her story (as Gregory tells us is most important, that we see all the ways Elizabeth ruled and had influence even if history didn't record it), she is instead out of the loop in every event in her life. So that when questioned, she literally can't say anything but "I don't know." Which is a pity, to see her character reduced to such nothingness in her own story, especially since Gregory wanted the opposite to happen.

One of my main issues with the show and this book is that by presenting Henry and Elizabeth as enemies forced to wed (another point that most historians disagree with--they had a good deal of time to get to know one another and it seemed that, especially on her side, there were real feelings there before they married and he certainly didn't rape the girl and try to impregnate her first), part of what drives this story should be Elizabeth's surrender. That you see her husband falling in love with her, and I wanted that moment where she tells him she feels the same. It's sort of in this book (sort of in the show, too), but it falls completely flat. She says it at the end of a scene. So we don't see Henry's reaction. Winning Elizabeth's love is important to him (how can he make the country love him if he can't even get his own wife to?). I wanted to see what happened with that moment. How it changed things for them. What it meant for them as a couple. We don't get that here, at all.

I'm not sure how I feel about the Perkin Warbeck thread or who killed the princes in the tower. I don't have enough information on either subject to form a sure opinion, but I'm not sure Gregory persuades me to her point of view in the book. (Like I believe that Richard III killed those boys and the reason he didn't display their bodies was that he didn't want anyone to know that he'd murdered children to be king.)

Anyway, this book has very little romance and affection. The characters often have these long monologues that are not how real people speak, but more like a historian is trying to explain a fact by putting it into her characters' mouths and letting them spell out all the different intricacies of what's happening in a particular scene. I wanted more Henry and Elizabeth, their day to day lives and their love story, and what I got was a bunch of explanations about battles and fear and obsession with pretenders to the throne.

Not one I'd ever read again.
Clodebd
After watching the Starz production of The White Princess , I was eager to read the Philippa Gregory novel. As a fan of Elizabeth of York, I devour most everything I can find about her and the first Tudor king, the underrated Henry VII. Disappointment is the only way I can describe my reaction to this novel. It starts out well, although leaning heavy on the theory Elizabeth was Richard III’s lover (not proven). Henry is a complex but admirable character until about three-quarters into the book where he turns into this hateful, extremely paranoid, dare I say just idiot. To say this book doesn’t do Henry justice is a massive understatement. When I finished it, it truly left a bad taste in my mouth. Nobody likes to witness a character assassination.