The White Queen
Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They are the claimants and kings who ruled England before the Tudors, and now Philippa Gregory brings them to life through...more
A woman who k ...more
So, plot summary: we've moved back in time from the Sexy Sexy Tudors to the Sexy Sexy Plantagenets, but unfortunately these people do a lot less fucking and a lot more plotting. Also witchcraft, which was weird.
Reasons I Did Not Particularly Love This Book:
-The ma ...more
“There was a magic: and the name of it was love.”
Elizabeth Woodville was the spouse of King Edward IV, mother of Elizabeth of York, grandmother of King Henry VIII and great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth l.
“Edward lives as if there is no tomorrow, Richard as if he wants no tomorrow, and George as though someone should give it to him for fr ...more
I have a confession to make: I’ve been known to read trashy books. Now, this isn’t something that I like to shout from the rooftops, but if you spent your days reading Chaucer, you would unwind with something less cerebral too. I’ve done the romance novel thing, but the formula becomes grating after a while. So, my most turned to brainless literature is mediocre historical ...more
Gregory is best known for her fictionalized tales about the lives of the Kings and Queens of England, most famously The Other Boleyn Girl. This is a genre I like to call Historical Harlequin, whereby there may be some actual fact but it is mostly sappy, glorified romance in what was probably just a time period more miserable than the 90’s. She turns fa ...more
Hat mir sogar noch besser gefallen als "Die Mutter der Königin", an welches dieses Buch direkt anschließt. Die Charaktere waren größtenteils auch schon aus dem ersten Buch bekannt, also macht es durchaus Sinn die Bücher in der richtigen Reihenfolge zu lesen, auch wenn die Bücher in sich relativ abgeschlossen sind von der Handlung/Zeitepoche.
Die abgehandelte Zeitspanne ist wieder recht groß, man erlebt quasi das ganze Leben der Protagonisten mit. Dabei entsteht ein gutes Tempo in der G ...more
I watched the BBC adaption of The White Queen which I thoroughly enjoyed, so went for the book series. All four that I've read (The Lady of the Rivers, The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Kingmaker's Daughter) so far have an incredible focus on the powerful women during the Tudor Court and the War of the Roses. I knew very little about this time period but Gregory makes it easy t ...more
The White Queen is the sequel to The Lady of the Rivers and they both had their strengths and weaknesses. They each tell the story of a powerful woman in a kingdom ruled by men. These women fight for their lives, their loves and their children - out of a sense of survival as well as out of ambition and a hunger for power.
Even though their stories are this impressive, I often str ...more
Before I even began reading the novel, I noticed one or two problems. Though small, they're worth noting. Gregory includes a royal family tree at the front of the book, to demonstrate the Houses of York and Lancaster, but according to this tree Edmund Tudor was married to King Henry VI at some point. I've got to say I burst out laughing at this. I understand that it's a genuine mistake, but seriously? Didn't Philippa Gregory or an editor or someone catch this before the book went to press? Putti ...more
Es handelt sich hierbei um die siebenteilige "Rosenkriege" Serie von Philippa Gregory. Die Bücher springen jeweils ...more
Very interesting cousins against cousins tales of love, treachery, death, battle won and lost. The ruthlessness of the royalty to stay in power and the individual prices they pay, death of their family, children, themselves. As always the characters are well described and Elizabeth is drawn in great depth. The author makes the characters seem real and the settings are vivi ...more
This novel is only slightly less dull than the (chronological) first, The Lady of the Rivers. Once again it just spans too long a period, meaning that there's not a lot of attachment to what's happening. There are a lot of battles, a ton of births and deaths, and keeping track of claims to the throne is about as easy as keeping track of Australia's Prime Minister.
Our protagonist, Elizabeth - the titular White Quee ...more
Let me start by saying its not the author’s fault that every second person in the book is either called Edward or Richard but it made the listening experience a bit confusing at times.
In the past few years I have come around to her Tudor series by listening rather than reading them and they were all without fail very entertaining and educational.
But this one did not grip me until the last 1/4 when the story focused on the mystery of the missing princes in the Tower of London.
There was a ...more
Our heroine Elizabeth Woodville, comes from mostly humble origins with a uniqueness of her own. Her mother's Burgundy family are descendants of a water goddess, Melusina. Wishing, tricks and witchcraf ...more
I read it because it is being adapted into a TV Show starring Max Irons! . (Hear that, girls?)
Historical fiction -that too romance- is not my thing, not at all. I've tried my hands on quite a few historical books but ended up liking just one out of them ( Girl With A Pearl Earring ) and after reading this one I think I should just give up this genre. It is not made for me.
For the reason mentioned above and because of all the pr ...more
Once I started reading The White Queen I realized that I was familiar with parts of the plot from reading Richard III years ago. Even this knowledge was pretty scanty - just something about two boys being imprisoned in the tower. While I had some idea of the outcome of ...more
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