The White Princess, Hardback

The White Princess Hardback

Part of the Cousins' War series

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


From the bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl comes the haunting story of the mother of the Tudors, Elizabeth of York, wife to Henry VII.

Beautiful eldest daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville - the White Queen - the young princess Elizabeth faces a conflict of loyalties between the red rose and the white.

Forced into marriage with Henry VII, she must reconcile her slowly growing love for him with her loyalty to the House of York, and choose between her mother's rebellion and her husband's tyranny.

Then she has to meet the Pretender, whose claim denies the House of Tudor itself.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 544 pages, map
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780857207517



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I would normally say that I do not like historical fiction, but Phillipa Gregory manages neither to be too heavy on the fact or too heavy on the fiction. She manages to write a character that I can believe and through this a court and life that I find to be entirly believable and absorbing. My only complains is that I must get the history in order as this is a book 5

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Not as good as previous books in this series. Elizabeth of York doesn't seem to have actually DONE anything, just hovered around the edge of history - daughter of Edward IV, Wife of Henry VII, mother of Henry VIII - you would think she would be an exciting and powerful character but she doesn't come across that way at all. Nothing seems to happen in this story except the endless chasing of the 'pretender' (perhaps Richard, one of the Princes in the Tower) across Europe. I was quite glad to get to the end of this book!

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