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White Queen

Philippa Gregory

The novel opens in 1464 with the seduction, aided by witchcraft, of the reigning Plantaganent King Edward IV by the famously beautiful Elizabeth Woodville. He is of the family of the white rose, the Plantaganents of York, and he and his two brothers, Richard and George, form a ruling elite.Elizabeth becomes queen of a country that is far from stable, torn apart by the civil war which would later be called The War of the Roses, but at the time was called The Cousin's War, fought by the Lancastrian and Yorkist heirs to the throne of England. After capturing and killing his York rival Henry VI, the famously glamorous King Edward dies suddenly, leaving Elizabeth's twelve-year-old son king. Elizabeth attempts to put her family in place as regent, but Edward's brother Richard becomes regent, then King Richard III, and he takes Elizabeth's two sons to the Tower, where they are imprisoned to prevent any further claim to the throne by Elizabeth and her children.The White Queen is the story of a common woman who becomes queen by virtue of her beauty, a woman who rises to the demands of her position and fights viciously for the success of her family, and a woman whose two sons become the famous missing princes in the Tower. In The White Queen, Philippa Gregory presents the most famous unsolved English mystery from her unique and fascinating perspective, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills.

The novel opens in 1464 with the seduction, aided by witchcraft, of the reigning Plantaganent King Edward IV by the famously beautiful Elizabeth Woodville. He is of the family of the white rose, the Plantaganents of York, and he and his two brothers, Richard and George, form a ruling elite.Elizabeth becomes queen of a country that is far from stable, torn apart by the civil war which would later be called The War of the Roses, but at the time was called The Cousin's War, fought by the Lancastrian and Yorkist heirs to the throne of England. After capturing and killing his York rival Henry VI, the famously glamorous King Edward dies suddenly, leaving Elizabeth's twelve-year-old son king. Elizabeth attempts to put her family in place as regent, but Edward's brother Richard becomes regent, then King Richard III, and he takes Elizabeth's two sons to the Tower, where they are imprisoned to prevent any further claim to the throne by Elizabeth and her children.The White Queen is the story of a common woman who becomes queen by virtue of her beauty, a woman who rises to the demands of her position and fights viciously for the success of her family, and a woman whose two sons become the famous missing princes in the Tower. In The White Queen, Philippa Gregory presents the most famous unsolved English mystery from her unique and fascinating perspective, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills.
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The novel opens in 1464 with the seduction, aided by witchcraft, of the reigning Plantaganent King Edward IV by the famously beautiful Elizabeth Woodville. He is of the family of the white rose, the Plantaganents of York, and he and his two brothers, Richard and George, form a ruling elite.Elizabeth becomes queen of a country that is far from stable, torn apart by the civil war which would later be called The War of the Roses, but at the time was called The Cousin's War, fought by the Lancastrian and Yorkist heirs to the throne of England. After capturing and killing his York rival Henry VI, the famously glamorous King Edward dies suddenly, leaving Elizabeth's twelve-year-old son king. Elizabeth attempts to put her family in place as regent, but Edward's brother Richard becomes regent, then King Richard III, and he takes Elizabeth's two sons to the Tower, where they are imprisoned to prevent any further claim to the throne by Elizabeth and her children.The White Queen is the story of a common woman who becomes queen by virtue of her beauty, a woman who rises to the demands of her position and fights viciously for the success of her family, and a woman whose two sons become the famous missing princes in the Tower. In The White Queen, Philippa Gregory presents the most famous unsolved English mystery from her unique and fascinating perspective, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Lyons

Length:

15h


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:09


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

59:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

58:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

43:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

53:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

17:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

24:33


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

44:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

38:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

41:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

27:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

10:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

21:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:41


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

28:00