Monday, August 19, 2013

Book Review: The White Princess

The White Princess
Philippa Gregory

After I saw The Other Boleyn Girl, with Eric Bana, Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, I started reading Philippa Gregory’s books.  Because she has a gift for making history interesting, I've read many of her books and learned a lot in the process, especially about the English monarchy.

In her latest book, The White Princess, Gregory recounts the War of the Roses as told by Princess Elizabeth, a York princess by birth and mother of King Henry VIII.  The White Princess opens with Henry Tudor defeating Elizabeth’s lover (and uncle), King Richard III to take the crown of England.  He and Elizabeth marry to unite the warring factions.  Will they live happily ever after?

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