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Gail/Ladyvolz Bowman (ladyvolz) | 343 comments THE COUSINS' WAR
Book One

Philippa Gregory, "the queen of royal fiction,"*
presents the first of a new series set amid the
deadly feuds of England known as the
Wars of the Roses.


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 the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women, starting with Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen.

The White Queen tells the story of a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition who, catching the eye of the newly crowned boy king, marries him in secret and ascends to royalty. While Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the missing princes in the Tower of London whose fate is still unknown. From her uniquely qualified perspective, Philippa Gregory explores this most famous unsolved mystery of English history, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills.


Okay, I copied this from the Amazon description to answer Ms Jan's question.


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OMalleycat | 1448 comments Gail quoted: "her two sons become central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the missing princes in the Tower of London whose fate is still unknown."

Aha! When Shomeret mentioned Elizabeth Woodville in her post on The White Queen I knew I'd heard the name despite knowing little about the War of the Roses. Now I remember that she was the mother of the missing princes whom Richard III was accused of murdering. I read about it in The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey. This should be an interesting book!

Thanks, Gail! I'd about decided to give up on Philippa Gregory because I thought she'd run the Tudors into the ground. Glad to see her taking on another historical English family.

Jan O'Cat


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