As far back as I remember, I have always loved to read. Thankfully I still find the time to pick up a book even if its only for thirty minutes at night before bed. It seems to help clear my mind of any troubles I have run into during the day. Reading is such a great escape.
This week I just finished a book by Philippa Gregory called 'The White Queen'. The book is fiction but based on Elizabeth Woodville, one of the queens of England.
The inside cover reads:
Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They are the claimants and kings who ruled England before the Tudors, and now Philippa Gregory brings them to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women, starting with Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen.
The White Queen tells the story of a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition who, catching the eye of the newly crowned boy king, 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 become central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the missing princes in the Tower of London whose fate is still unknown. From her uniquely qualified perspective, Philippa Gregory explores this most famous unsolved mystery of English history, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills.
I really enjoyed the book and think some of you may too so if you have the time, see what you think and happy reading!