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    (The White ueen) [PDF/EBOOK] ¸ Philippa Gregory Philippa Gregory Ù 6 Read & download Read & download Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ù Philippa Gregory Alright I honestly did not like this novel I can't believe this woman has written than 10 books? I've been trying to conjure up excu

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    Read & download The White ueen (The White ueen) [PDF/EBOOK] ¸ Philippa Gregory Read & download Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ù Philippa Gregory This was my first Philippa Gregory novel and it was such an excellent introduction to the author and genre It actually ins

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    (The White ueen) [PDF/EBOOK] ¸ Philippa Gregory Read & download Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ù Philippa Gregory Read & download The White ueen Considering that I've now read six of her books it pains me to say that I might be getting over Phillipa Gregory

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    Philippa Gregory Ù 6 Read & download (The White ueen) [PDF/EBOOK] ¸ Philippa Gregory Excellent follow up And I do love this family Good storytelling especially with the connections to the first book and the subseuent ones You see the other side of the story which is a sign of a good storyteller Nice one Ms Gregory Plus there's the secret of the two princes locked in the tower Did Richard do it

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    (The White ueen) [PDF/EBOOK] ¸ Philippa Gregory Philippa Gregory’s latest historical fiction release is to put it mildly absolutely amazing I think this is o

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    Read & download The White ueen Philippa Gregory Ù 6 Read & download Read & download Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ù Philippa Gregory Here is a thought that has probably never occurred to anyone while reading a Philippa Gregory novel You know what this book needs? More politicsGregory is best known for her fictionalized tales about the lives of t

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    (The White ueen) [PDF/EBOOK] ¸ Philippa Gregory 2013 update It's been three years since I wrote this review Just read the book again and my opinion remains the same I have a confession to make I’ve been known to read trashy books Now this isn’t something t

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    (The White ueen) [PDF/EBOOK] ¸ Philippa Gregory Elizabeth Woodville was the ueen of Edward IV the mother of the murdered princes in the tower and the grandmother of Henry VIII She played a larger role in the period of the War of the Roses then she is often credited with and her portrayals in the books have usually been less than sympathetic This novel covers her story over a s

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    (The White ueen) [PDF/EBOOK] ¸ Philippa Gregory Read & download Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ù Philippa Gregory Philippa Gregory Ù 6 Read & download “If there is love enough then nothing not nature not even death itself can come between two who love each other” The Whi

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    (The White ueen) [PDF/EBOOK] ¸ Philippa Gregory The White ueen is the fictional story of the life of Elizabeth Woodville wife of King Edward IV Philippa Gregory does her

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Read & download The White ueen The White ueen Review ´ 106 Em meio á guerra a viuvá Elizabeth Woodville desperta a atenção do jovem Rei Eduardo IV e os dois se casam em segre. 2013 update It s been three years since I wrote this review Just read the book again and my opinion remains the same 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 fictionI don t think Philippa Gregory stared out as a mediocre artist Her break out novel The Other Boleyn Girl was pretty gripping and presented a side of that worn out Tudor saga that I hadn t heard before Unfortunately her work has started to go down a long dull hill She s now turning her attention to the final years of the Plantagenet reign over English with The White ueen The White ueen follows the rise of Elizabeth Woodville a commoner widow who captures the eye of the young King Edward IV and rises to be the ueen of the penultimate reign of a Plantagenet monarch This period of time has been much discussed by artists and historians as an era of greed and blood Many a historian has portrayed Edward IV s ueen as the head of a family of grasping bloodsuckers who wormed their way into the highest positions in the kingdom much like the Boleyns a few generations later Shakespeare even dedicated his pen to a play based on the period Richard III There s an incredible amount to tell and so many points of view to take inUnfortunately Gregory decides to take the least believable route Inspired by the whispers of witchcraft that surrounded the Woodville family which was supposedly descended from a water goddess Gregory portrays Elizabeth Woodville her mother and daughter Elizabeth later ueen Elizabeth wife of Henry VII as practitioners of wizardry What made Edward fall for Elizabeth A ring tied to a string What made a boat carrying important dignitaries toss violently over the sea A storm called up by witches breath What withers Richard III s sword arm and cripples his health A curse and a locket Really Philippa really I think her choice in plot devices shows an author taking the easy way out Elizabeth Woodville whether you liked her or not was a force to be reckoned with She defied an ordained king by claiming sanctuary for herself and her children in a basement She suffered through accusations that her husband had been a bastard sired by a lowly English bowman She climbed to the highest position in the land and hung there through some of the greatest storms in English royal history And Gregory credits it to witchcraft UghSeriously if you find this era interesting pick up Sharon Kay Penman s The Sunne in Splendour a hefty novel that relies on history and the strength of the characters Gregory would indeed need witchcraft to reach her standard of work Sadly I m probably going to end up reading Gregory s next book which will be a depiction of the same events just from the point of view of Margaret Beaufort mother to Henry Tudor I will grit my teeth in irritation then maybe through my Kindle in the trash but I will read it shamefaced Why am I so weak

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The White ueen

Read & download The White ueen The White ueen Review ´ 106 Irmãos e primos lutam entre si para conuistar o trono da Inglaterra neste fascinante relato da guerra das duas rosas o. This was my first Philippa Gregory novel and it was such an excellent introduction to the author and genre It actually inspired me to read historical fiction by a variety of writers I like Gregory s style because the history and intensity is not sacrificed by the romance in the plot Indeed the romance is a mere element of the story and not the story itself So now many years later I m glad I picked this book up I like Gregory s Elizabeth she has such sharp claws A woman who knows what she wants Philippa is a master at getting into the mind of these historical figures she takes the events and narrates them from the perspective of how the said character may have perceived them Elizabeth Woodville is many things she is a courageous woman and a loyal wife she is ambitious and deadly she is strong and ruthless To some she is even considered a witch but firstly and undeniably she is a concerned mother This worriment over the fate of her children is exactly what makes her ueen of England her concern drives her to seek protection under the banner of York To save my son I would plot with the devil himself Her first husband has died fighting for the red rose he has died under the banner of Lancaster So Elizabeth is widowed and in need of protection Her family are seen as traitors by the new Yorkist regime they are enemies of the crown So what better way than to appear as if by random out of the woods like a fairy tale princess to gain the King s heart Elizabeth seduced the King and he was than happy to oblige her but she was clever enough to gain some surety before giving herself fully to him thus she joins the house of York in a very well written opening to this book Elizabeth s story The marriage of Elizabeth and Edward IV began with passion and heat it ended with political upheaval I love the way Elizabeth has been written it is such a way that suggests that her actions could be driven by a mother s natural instinct to protect her children and then at the same time suggests that she is merely plotting for her own power lust I personally think it was a little bit of both She feared Richard but she also wanted to remain ueen This was uite a pivotal moment for history because if the two had reconciled then perhaps together they could have saved the white rose of York English history and society would be remarkably different But that would never have happened Both factions of the house of York wanted the power and wanted to be rulers of England Elizabeth ensured her own security by keeping one of her boys out of Richard s supposedly dirty hands This young York boy appears later in the The White Princess as Perkin Warbeck Indeed Gregory leaves herself room for later scandal lies and pure intrigue I love this series and I love the way she has written her characters It s an interpretation that historically could be true and accurate But at the same time she never points any fingers She shows us how things have happened but at the same time doesn t directly say who was responsible she suggests just enough that every character has eual blame I m of course referring to the murders of the princes in the tower In this I feel that Gregory is completely impartial The Cousin s War Series 1 The White ueen A strong four stars2 The Red ueen A fair three stars3 The Lady of the Rivers A Margretless two stars

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Read & download The White ueen The White ueen Review ´ 106 Conflito ue opôs a casa de lancaster cujo simbolo é uma rosa vermelha á casa de York representada pela rosa branca. Here is a thought that has probably never occurred to anyone while reading a Philippa Gregory novel You know what this book needs More politicsGregory is best known for her fictionalized tales about the lives of the Kings and ueens of England most famously The Other Boleyn Girl This is a genre I like to call Historical Harleuin whereby there may be some actual fact but it is mostly sappy glorified romance in what was probably just a time period miserable than the 90 s She turns fat homicidal maniacs into heartthrobs ie Henry VIII and sad female pawns into beautiful heroines ie every woman in her novels Has anyone seen 16th century portraits No one was beautiful They were all marrying their cousins Gregory usually does this with remarkable skill and her compelling provocative novels always end up on the bestseller list They are a tasty guilty pleasure kind of like Twilight s older brainier cousin Her newest novel The White ueen appeared to no one s surprise on the bestseller list almost immediately The surprise is in how terribly boring this one is Gregory has abandoned the Tudor dynasty and gone back in time to the Plantagenets a seemingly psychotic clan who should have been easy to write exciting literature about Two families the Lancasters and the Yorks struggled for the throne for generations The ruthless brother on brother violence and endless battling is now known as The War of the Roses since supporters wore colored roses to represent their favorite team so to speak Prior to reading this novel I just thought The War of the Roses was an 80 s movie starring Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas So at least I learned something and it wasn t a total waste of timeThe story follows Elizabeth Woodville She begins the book as a poor young widow and mother of two whose husband died in battle against the Yorks Then for inexplicable and icky reasons she falls in love with the victor King Edward who is essentially responsible for her husband s death No matter They marry in secret and after an interminable number of pages she eventually is declared ueen This makes her happy for reasons completely unclear to anyone sane especially considering that the chief pastime of royals in this time period was to cut off one another s heads As usual Gregory navigates a hefty chunk of time and history in this case 20 years in relatively little space The problem is that she misjudges the things that her audience might actually be interested in The Other Boleyn Girl her best and most famous novel did not bother the reader with the details of Henry s political life beyond how it affected his love life The White ueen reads at times like a Eurpoean History textbook It is crammed with names dates and battles Hello Girls read your books Philippa Give us some love scenes The steamier the better But when she s not writing like a stuffy historian she s writing sentiments that belong in N Sync songs He will never understand what happened that day between a young man and a young woman There was magic and the name of it was love YikesIt s next to impossible to keep track of who anyone is Everyone is named Richard Edward and Elizabeth Elizabeth names her own daughter Elizabeth and both her husband and son are named Edward She has two sons named Richard That s just lazy The king s brothers are Richard and George and Elizabeth has sons named you guessed it Richard and George And it s not just her family It seems that there were only ten names total to choose from in the 16th century and Gregory introduces us to about 700 characters all with the same ten names It s like watching The Hills where everyone is eually blonde and eually stupid and you have no idea what s happening or why There is one bright spot Women are always getting their heads chopped off in Gregory s books because they re accused of being witches an accusation that rings ridiculous in modern ears In this book Gregory decides to make the ueen actually guilty of witchcraft not just accused of it She and her mother have powers they cast spells call up storms tell the future etc This choice according to the Author s Note at the end stems from actual historical record that the ueen believed herself to be descended from a water goddess Weird yes Boring noThe rest is par for the course The men all come across as paranoid power hungry finger pointers and philanderers while the women are all strong smart beautiful and blameless There is a word for woman hating misogyny Whatever the word is for man hating I think Philippa Gregory is guilty of it Poor guys Apparently not a single nice one existed in all of England for the better part of 200 years The only good ones get killed off in battle or in unjust head removal procedures She may need to work out some of these issues in therapyThe White ueen is billed as the first in a series of books about the Plantagenets and the ending indeed has a Lord of the Rings lack of finality to it that is than a little frustrating It s hard not to hope that she gets her head chopped off in the next one so we can start freshFor some far better Historical Harleuin reads I recommend the followingThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory but you ve read that already Everyone hasThe Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson Do not waste your time on the Marie Antoinette book by this same author TerribleThe Red Tent by Anita Diamant Biblical Harleuin finallyIf you like this article click here to read Also select subscribe to email to receive free email updates when I post a new reviewRead reviews at

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