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Elizabeth Woodville - A Life: The Real Story of the 'White Queen'

3.05  ·  Rating details ·  38 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV, mother of Elizabeth of Y ork and the Princes in the Tower and grandmother of Henry VIII, has been vilified and defended in turn. Was she a cunning enchantress, an ambitious advancer of her family's fortunes, or a courageous and tragic figure who lost husbands, brothers and sons during this turbulent period? Discover the real story of ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by Amberley Publishing (first published 1935)
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Annette
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Elizabeth Woodville, also spelled as Wydeville, was the first born child of Sir Richard Woodville and Jacquetta. Her parents would have several children afterwards. Her birth is noted as being in 1437. At an early age Elizabeth was one of four ladies of the bedchamber in Queen Margaret of Anjou's court. Her family was well-respected and favored. Elizabeth was first married to Sir John Grey. He was a commander in the Lancaster army. They had two sons before he died in battle. Her choice i
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Christine LeBlanc
Decent introduction to Elizabeth Woodville but has lots of typos and misplaced names. Although it was recently republished, it was originally written in the 1930s so you'll come across irritating mentions of 'feminine panic' or 'feminine helplessness'. The author also quotes primary sources for 2-3 pages at a time with no break.
Debra
Oct 23, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not great....and dated, as subsequent readings indicate much of what MacGibbon included has been proven false.
Oliver
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Feminine panic" aside this was really good.
Jules
A balance and sympathetic reconstruction of an unpopular queen consort during a turbulent era in British history.
Sara Davis
The occasional typo and misplacement of names should be reexamined by editors. Other than that an interesting introduction into Elizabeth Woodville's life.
Sandi
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would say this is rather a tragic story and all of these intrigues makes wonder what regular people did while the royals fought
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