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The White Princess doc á Kindle Edition read ô danpashley Á [EPUB] ✻ The White Princess By Philippa Gregory – Danpashley.co.uk Caught between loyalties the mother of the Tudors must choose between the red rose and the whiteWhen Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth fieldHis bride is still in love with his slain enemy Richard III and her mother and half of England dream of a missing heir sent into the unknown by the White ueen While the new monarchy can win power it cannot win hearts in an England that plots for the triumphant return of the House of YorkHenry’s greates I must admit I couldn’t finish this one I gave up at the 57% mark Still I feel it’s worth reviewing and explaining why I couldn’t get any furtherSo what went wrong? Was The White Princess filled with absolutely awful writing? Well no It wasn’t dire by any means It was a far better read than The Other ueen or The Virgin’s Lover – the real slumps in Philippa Gregory’s set of Tudor themed novels Was it a case of terrible characterisations á la The Other Boleyn Girl? Again no although to be honest both the writing and the characterisations in The White Princess were rather wobblyThe simple fact of the matter is that The White Princess is dull dull dull and that’s why I didn’t finish it Had I been of a mind to I could have persisted with this to the end But I found myself contemplating it as it sat on my bedside table and thinking that I’m just not motivated in any way shape or form to continue reading this At 57% in – over 300 pages – I still didn’t care or connect to any of the characters within the plot was flimsy and totally lacking substance the attempts to create tension were thin artificial and failures and I frankly have no interest whatsoever in finding out where the story would go or where Gregory would take the charactersThe same scenario plays out over and over again characters have exactly the same conversations recycled ad nauseam Elizabeth of York I’m so sad my Uncle Richard died We were true lovers forever Never mind that he possibly killed my brothers and definitely seized my brother’s throne or that people were seriously unhappy about the possibility of our incestuous union Now I have to marry that miserly Henry Tudor He has no clue how to be a real king Noob Henry I will never be safe on the throne Nobody loves me They’re plotting to put ANOTHER York boy on the throne and you know something about it I’ll never trust you Elizabeth of York Who’s they? Henry It’s your mother Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about Elizabeth of York Mother do you know what’s going on? Elizabeth Woodville What innocent old me? Do you really want to open that can of worms? Elizabeth of York Alright I’m going to conveniently forget that I helped you get my younger brother Prince Richard out of the country all those years ago in The White ueen Henry my husband I know nothing and also I’m pregnant Henry Really? I love you mother of my child Margaret Beaufort Now get in that confinement chamber so I can appropriate all your powerSeriously Henry keeps telling Elizabeth about some York boy she goes to ask her mother about it her mother is all evasive she sticks her head in the sand Henry goes off to do some silly old battling but we’re not interested in that he comes back Elizabeth gets pregnant a few times Henry and Elizabeth discuss yet another rumour of some “York boy” Round and round and round it goes where it stops nobody knows The repetition of certain phrases isn’t as bad in some of Gregory’s previous books – anyone remember Elizabeth I tearing her cuticles or Mary ueen of Scots being “three times a ueen” or Margaret Beaufort’s anachronistic obsession with Joan of Arc? – but plot wise these scenes keep repeating and the infernal constant discussion of “York boys” was tedious in the extremeSomehow even though a lo

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T fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to invade and reclaim the throne When a young man who would be king leads his army and invades England Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother the rose of York come home at last The White Princess The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #5 Philippa GregoryThe White Princess is a 2013 historical novel by Philippa Gregory part of her series The Cousins' War It is the story of Elizabeth of York daughter of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville and later wife of Henry VII and mother of Henry VIIIRichard III has been killed in the Battle of Bosworth and his devastated niece and lover Elizabeth of York must marry Richard's conueror Henry Tudor the new king of England to finally end the longrunning Wars of the Roses between the houses of Lancaster and York As ueen Elizabeth can assure the safety of her mother the ueen Dowager Elizabeth and the rest of her family However she believes that Henry—who openly despises her for her former alliance with his fallen enemy—may be responsible for the presumed murder of her brother Edward the former heir As suggested by his mother the imperious Margaret Stanley Henry insists that Elizabeth get pregnant by him before he commits himself to marry her She does and they wed Elizabeth bears him a son Arthur but Henry's rule remains less than secure He imprisons young Edward called Teddy the son of George Duke of Clarence and a potential York claimant to the throne in the Tower of London as public support for the fallen Yorks seems to surge Henry discovers that Elizabeth's mother has been secretly rallying and financing York supporters in exile and sends her to Bermondsey Abbey Elizabeth is torn between her mother's Yorkist cause and her own loyalty to Henry and their son and is tortured by a secret Though the Dowager ueen has purposely kept her daughter in the dark about her plots Elizabeth knows that her mother had sent her younger brother Richard to safety in Flanders while an impostor went missing and was presumably murdered in the Towerتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز دهم ماه اکتبر سال 2014 میلادیعنوان پرنسس سفید؛ نویسنده فیلیپا گرگوری؛ریچارد سوم، در نبرد «بوسورث» کشته شده است، و خواهرزاده و عاشق او «الیزابت یورک»، باید با فاتح جنگ «ریچارد هنری تودور»، پادشاه جدید انگلستان ازدواج کند، تا سرانجام به جنگهای طولانی مدت «رز»ها، بین خانواده های «لنکستر» و «یورک»، پایان دهد ؛ کتاب به نخستین روزهای اولین شاه «تودور»، یعنی «هنری هفتم»، و ازدواجش با «الیزابت از یورک» ملقب به «پرنسس سفید» میپردازد رز سفید نشان یورک است، و نشان خاندان لنکستر، رز قرمز است «ریچارد سوم» که کشته شده، معشوقه ی «الیزابت از یورک» بوده است ریچارد سوم، عموی «الیزابت از یورک» نیز بوده، و به کشتن یکی از برادران خود نیز، متهم بوده، و اینکه «الیزابت از یورک»، بدون اینکه با «ریچارد سوم» ازدواج کند، با او همبستر شده است، بسیار عجیب و شگفت آور است در این مورد، این عشق و عاشقی برای «الیزابت»، تنها به عنوان یک برهان ب

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The White PrincessCaught between loyalties the mother of the Tudors must choose between the red rose and the whiteWhen Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house Elizabeth of York to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decadesBut Elizabeth of York is completely destitute Her mother is in hiding and her brothers are all dead; her beloved uncle was slain at Bosworth and only she is left to face her enemies And they want to marry her; they wish to use her Plantagenet blood to solidify their less than weak claim to the throne of England She has no choice but to agree if she wants to live and become a ueen her decision will unify the houses of York and Lancaster of Tudor and Plantagenet A ueenship for Peace “Sometimes we win; sometimes we lose The main thing is that we always we always go on” Henry Tudor and Elizabeth The Tudor rose is symbolic of this union the white rose married the red peace and prosperity enters England under the ruling of a new King Henry VII But for Elizabeth she enters a cold marriage bed and a loveless relationship She is a mere commodity simply used to produce children to guaranty the legacy of the new dynasty She can’t even see her own mother and to all appearances she must be seen as loyal to her husband She must become one of them and overcome her internal reluctance She has to move on away from the days of dancing at court with her Uncle her beloved King Richard IIIHer marriage to Henry may be a dull affair but at least it is a secure one He could never divorce her or send her way because her presence in the only thing that gives him any sense of legitimacy She only has but to raise her voice in support of Perkin Warbeck the so called lost son of Edward IV and one of the princes in the tower who supposedly escaped and the Yorkist faction would have a cause once It’s a hard decision to make loyalty to her brother or loyalty to the dynasty she has been forced to produce Whatever happens she and Henry’s children are still her children I think this is a solid addition to the series I dismissed the character as rather inconseuential in previous books despite knowing her actual history She is not one I though the author would take the time to write on and pack her story out giving her depth and personality She was an important figure and it’s only logical she is given her own book to tell it in Her story is one of uncomfortableness; she is constantly being scrutinised for any sense of disloyalty by the King and his mother It must have been suffocating Overall though looking back to when I read it in 2014 this was a solid novel with solid characterisation but it didn't do anyhting particularly special