The White Queen is considered Book one in The Cousins’ War series by Philippa Gregory. It starts in the spring of 1464 during the famous battles between the Houses of York, Lancaster and Tudor in England. (If you have not read, The Lady of The Rivers by the same author, it might be best to start there in order to understand more the people in this book)
The White Queen TV show by STARZ in 2013 is what led me to find out more about the women featured in the show. Gregory writes about women who history has forgotten and adds her own rich imagination and education, to their stories.
From the jack cover-“The White Queen tells the story of a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition who, catching the eye of the newly crowned boy king (Edward of York) marries him in secret and ascends to royalty. While Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons becomes central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the missing princes in the Tower of London whose fate is still unknown.”
The story of Elizabeth Rivers’ rise above all others to become Queen of England is amazing. Little is known what happened to her children in the Tower of London. This book suggests one ending to those ill-fated children. This book is a real treat. If you like historical fiction, women’s history or just a good royal story, check this book out.