THE COMPELLING NOVEL FROMÂ SUNDAY TIMESÂ BESTSELLER PHILIPPA GREGORY
The tale of one woman’s ambitious ascent to royalty during the Wars of the Roses and the unsolved mystery around her sons’ imprisonment in the Tower
The first in a stunning series, The Cousins’ War, is set amid the tumult and intrigue of The War of the Roses. Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings this family drama to colourful life through its women, beginning with the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen.
The White Queen tells the story of a common woman who ascends to royalty by virtue of her beauty, a woman who rises to the demands of her position and fights tenaciously for the success of her family, a woman whose two sons become the central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower whose fate remains unknown to this day. From her uniquely qualified perspective, Philippa Gregory explores the most famous unsolved mystery, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills.
Praise for Philippa Gregory:
‘Meticulously researched and deeply entertaining, this story of betrayal and divided loyalties is Gregory on top form’Â Good Housekeeping
‘Gregory has popularised Tudor history perhaps more than any other living fiction writer?all of her books feature strong, complex women, doing their best to improve their lives in worlds dominated by men’Â Sunday Times
‘Engrossing’Â Sunday Express
‘Popular historical fiction at its finest, immaculately researched and superbly told’Â The Times
* ‘Queen of the historical novel’ Mail on Sunday