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.
"Popular historical fiction at its finest, immaculately researched and superbly told" (The Times) "Philippa Gregory evokes passion, murder, magic and mystery to bring the Wars of the Roses to life" (Good Housekeeping) "It is a terrific story, told with Gregory's customary confidence and zest" (The Sunday Times) "Gregory creates feisty, attractive heroines Fast-paced, convincing, vivid and engrossing" (Daily Express) "Gregory paints her portraits in bold primary colours. There are few shades of grey in her fiction." (Sunday Express) "Philippa Gregory continues her Cousins' War series in impressive style" (Star) "It's a fascinating historical story" (Woman)
Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period. Her other great interest is the charity that she founded nearly twenty years ago: Gardens for The Gambia. She has raised funds and paid for 140 wells for the primary schools of this poor African country. A former student of Sussex university, and a PhD and Alumna of the Year 2009 of Edinburgh University, her love for history and commitment to historical accuracy are the hallmarks of her writing. She lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire.