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The White Queen

Gregory, Philippa (Audiobook CD - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A knight's widow in 1461, Elizabeth employs her considerable charms to reel in the biggest catch of all--virile King Edward IV. When their clandestine marriage comes to light, powerful enemies eye Elizabeth with contempt. After Edward dies suddenly in 1483, his brother usurps the throne, imprisoning Elizabeth's sons--the rightful heirs--and forcing her to flee. Humiliated and grief-stricken, Elizabeth unleashes her most effective weapon--her eldest daughter.
Authors: Gregory, Philippa
Title: The white queen
[sound recording]
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2009
Characteristics: 13 sound discs (15 hr., 15 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: by Philippa Gregory
Notes: Unabridged
Compact disc
Summary: A knight's widow in 1461, Elizabeth employs her considerable charms to reel in the biggest catch of all--virile King Edward IV. When their clandestine marriage comes to light, powerful enemies eye Elizabeth with contempt. After Edward dies suddenly in 1483, his brother usurps the throne, imprisoning Elizabeth's sons--the rightful heirs--and forcing her to flee. Humiliated and grief-stricken, Elizabeth unleashes her most effective weapon--her eldest daughter.
Additional Contributors: Lyons, Susan - 1957- - Narrator
ISBN: 9781440741920
1440741921
Branch Call Number: CD Fiction GREGORY
Performers: Narrated by Susan Lyons.
Subject Headings: Elizabeth, Queen, consort of Edward IV, King of England, 1437?-1492 Fiction Edward V, King of England, 1470-1483 Fiction Richard, Duke of York, 1472-1483 Fiction Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485 Fiction Queens Great Britain Fiction Great Britain History Edward IV, 1461-1483 Fiction Great Britain History Richard III, 1483-1485 Fiction Great Britain History Wars of the Roses, 1455-1485 Fiction
Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
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Topical Term: Queens
Publisher No: C6095 Recorded Books
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This historical novel is set during the War of the Roses, shortly before the Tudor period.

A knight's widow in 1461, Elizabeth employs her considerable charms to reel in the biggest catch of all--virile King Edward IV. When their clandestine marriage comes to light, powerful enemies eye Elizabeth with contempt. After Edward dies suddenly in 1483, his brother usurps the throne, imprison... Read More »

This historical novel is set amidst the tumult and intrigue of England's passionate family feud, The War of the Roses, which A Game of Thrones is loosely based on.


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Dec 03, 2013
  • ITC rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well read. Even though the novel is fiction I am sure the depiction of how power can change a person is real.

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