A Rainha Branca

Philippa Gregory Maria Beatriz Sequeira


A Rainha Branca

A Rainha Branca

  • Title: A Rainha Branca
  • Author: Philippa Gregory Maria Beatriz Sequeira
  • ISBN: 9789722630122
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Paperback



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Alright, I honestly did not like this novel. I can't believe this woman has written more than 10 books? I've been trying to conjure up excuses to give Gregory some credit but this novel just wasn't my style. Mainly because all it really is, is a detailed historical timeline with a little embellishment here and there; its bland soup. Her writing style in the beginning of the book was abominable. The first 10 pages were all I, I, I, and then He, He, He. What I'm trying to say is that there was no [...]

This was my first Philippa Gregory novel, and it was such an excellent introduction to the author and genre. It actually inspired me to read more historical fiction by a variety of writers. I like Gregory’s style because the history, and intensity, is not sacrificed by the romance in the plot. Indeed, the romance is a mere element of the story, and not the story itself. So, now, many years later, I’m glad I picked this book up. I like Gregory's Elizabeth; she has such sharp claws.A woman who [...]

Considering that I've now read six of her books, it pains me to say that I might be getting over Phillipa Gregory. Most of the reviews for The White Queen were good, and I expected to like it. But for the most part, it was justh. So, plot summary: we've moved back in time from the Sexy Sexy Tudors to the Sexy Sexy Plantagenets, but unfortunately these people do a lot less fucking and a lot more plotting. Also witchcraft, which was weird. Reasons I Did Not Particularly Love This Book:-The main ch [...]

Excellent follow up. And I do love this family. Good storytelling - especially with the connections to the first book and the subsequent ones. You see the other side of the story which is a sign of a good storyteller. Nice one, Ms. Gregory. Plus there's the secret of the two princes locked in the tower. Did Richard do it? The language is beautiful. I just love reading these re-creations, imagining the beauty and the glow of the language, the scenes and the words. If you love history, and you're [...]

Philippa Gregory’s latest historical fiction release is, to put it mildly, absolutely amazing. I think this is one of her better books--on par with The Other Boleyn Girl. The scope of The White Queen is just as if not more epic, in terms of literary drama, than the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn at the hand of King Henry VIII. It focuses on The War of the Roses, a bloody war of politics and rival family members pitted against each other as the Yorks and Lancasters fought to become the next rulin [...]

2013 update: It's been three years since I wrote this review. Just read the book again and my opinion remains the same. -----I have a confession to make: I’ve been known to read trashy books. Now, this isn’t something that I like to shout from the rooftops, but if you spent your days reading Chaucer, you would unwind with something less cerebral too. I’ve done the romance novel thing, but the formula becomes grating after a while. So, my most turned to brainless literature is mediocre hist [...]

The White Queen is the fictional story of the life of Elizabeth Woodville, wife of King Edward IV. Philippa Gregory does her usual fine job of bringing her characters to life and making it enjoyable to read. I don't know how accurate her stories are, or any other writer in this genre for that matter. I was introduced to royal historical fiction by Norah Lofts and have also read Alison Weir and Jean Plaidy, among others. In this book Gregory focuses on the Plantagenet's and The Cousins War period [...]

Here is a thought that has probably never occurred to anyone while reading a Philippa Gregory novel: You know what this book needs? More politics!Gregory is best known for her fictionalized tales about the lives of the Kings and Queens of England, most famously The Other Boleyn Girl. This is a genre I like to call Historical Harlequin, whereby there may be some actual fact but it is mostly sappy, glorified romance in what was probably just a time period more miserable than the 90’s. She turns [...]

Before I even began reading the novel, I noticed one or two problems. Though small, they're worth noting. Gregory includes a royal family tree at the front of the book, to demonstrate the Houses of York and Lancaster, but according to this tree Edmund Tudor was married to King Henry VI at some point. I've got to say I burst out laughing at this. I understand that it's a genuine mistake, but seriously? Didn't Philippa Gregory or an editor or someone catch this before the book went to press? Putti [...]

Philippa Gregory ist und bleibt für mich einfach die beste Autorin, wenn es um historische Romane geht! Man markt, wie gut das Buch recherchiert ist und dank ihrer wundervollen Schreib- und Erzählweise zu einem unvergesslichen Roman wird. Hätte ich ihre Bücher bereits in der Schulzeit gelesen, hätte ich wahrscheinlich nur Einser in Geschichte geschrieben! Ganz klare Leseempfehlung!!!Es handelt sich hierbei um die siebenteilige "Rosenkriege" Serie von Philippa Gregory. Die Bücher springen j [...]

After reading The Other Boleyn Girl - I loved Philippa Gregory, and would pick up virtually anything she'd written.I watched the BBC adaption of The White Queen which I thoroughly enjoyed, so went for the book series. All four that I've read (The Lady of the Rivers, The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Kingmaker's Daughter) so far have an incredible focus on the powerful women during the Tudor Court and the War of the Roses. I knew very little about this time period but Gregory makes it easy t [...]

Not what I was hoping for. The book jacket is better than this book. I finished it, but barely. The story went on and on and on- drama and drama and drama. Gregory's other books were interesting and hard to put down. This story was lacking the same intensity. The main character's voice was weak and a bit whiny. The first 100 pages were about how much she loved her husband, the king- how much she wanted him, how great the sex was and then what she gave to her family once she was queen. Too trivia [...]

After showcasing as many Tudor royals as any one reader can comfortably stomach, Philippa Gregory strives to show us another English Royal family as equally interesting. The White Queen launches her War of the Roses trilogy, and focuses on Elizabeth Woodville. Gregory’s Woodville falls instantly in love with the King, and she ascends the throne at a dangerous time of civil war. An incredibly cut throat period in which each claimant to the throne has a much right as the next, and the alliances [...]

The White Queen is the first in a new series Gregory is writing based upon the Plantagenets and the Wars of the Roses - or The Cousins War as she calls it. The book begins as a widowed Elizabeth Woodville waits on the side of the road with her two young sons to plea for her dower lands from Edward IV. Several years younger, Edward is captivated and must have her - but Elizabeth holds out for a wedding ring and gets it. Elizabeth is crowned queen and immediately goes about getting the best positi [...]

“If there is love enough, then nothing - not nature, not even death itself- can come between two who love each other.” The White Queen is the sequel to The Lady of the Rivers and they both had their strengths and weaknesses. They each tell the story of a powerful woman in a kingdom ruled by men. These women fight for their lives, their loves and their children - out of a sense of survival as well as out of ambition and a hunger for power.Even though their stories are this impressive, I often [...]

My first Philippa Gregory novel, and I was swept away by her well-researched details and plot. I've always been fascinated by the War of the Roses, and to step into Queen Elizabeth's shoes was a delight. She's such a strong character, and watching her quest for power via manipulations and an indomitable will was mesmerizing. I loved it. However, I tried reading "The White Princess" and couldn't relate to that main character at all; she seemed much weaker IMO. So I'm hesitant to continue this par [...]

I have to start out this review with a disclaimer. This is a wonderful piece of historical fiction. The author, Philippa Gregory took facts and obscure history to weave an exciting tapestry of power, greed, and betrayal set against the backdrop of the late medieval British court in the late 1400's. Our heroine Elizabeth Woodville, comes from mostly humble origins with a uniqueness of her own. Her mother's Burgundy family are descendants of a water goddess, Melusina. Wishing, tricks and witchcraf [...]

„Бялата кралица” определено беше една много приятна изненада. С вълнуващ сюжет, който редуваше исторически доказани факти и художествена измислица, Филипа Грегъри разказа историята на една доста интересна жена, превърнала се от обикновена вдовица в кралица. Авторката у [...]

Okay, so I lied when I said I had no idea why I was reading this. :PI read it because it is being adapted into a TV Show starringMax Irons! . (Hear that, girls?)Historical fiction -that too romance- is not my thing, not at all. I've tried my hands on quite a few historical books but ended up liking just one out of them ( Girl With A Pearl Earring ) and after reading this one I think I should just give up this genre. It is not made for me.For the reason mentioned above and because of all the prai [...]

If you had asked me last month what the War of the Roses was about I would have probably made some crack about the Michael Douglas movie of the same name in order to distract from my ignorance of this particular segment of history.Once I started reading The White Queen I realized that I was familiar with parts of the plot from reading Richard III years ago. Even this knowledge was pretty scanty - just something about two boys being imprisoned in the tower. While I had some idea of the outcome of [...]

This *still* doesn't impress, sadly. Elizabeth Woodville's story is extraordinary, rising from humble origins to queen and mother of ten royal children, two of them the famous princes in the Tower. The way the story was handled in this novel, however, didn't do a lot for me.Firstly, there was the Melusina/witchcraft *thing*. Magic explained everything; how Elizabeth captured the king, why the battlefields were misty in 1471, how Elizabeth conceived a son- and Richard's withered arm. (Oh yes, she [...]

Primeiro livro da série "Guerra dos Primos" A Rainha Branca começa com a história da plebeia Isabel Woodville que com a sua beleza apaixona Eduardo e acabam por se casar em segredo. Eduardo vai para a guerra e com a sua vitória acaba por se tornar o rei Eduardo IV de Inglaterra, mas o casamento secreto entre ambos vai gerar um conflito enorme entre as duas casas (York e Lencaster) uma vez que lord Warwick tem um grande poder sobre o jovem rei e já tinha outros planos de casamento para Eduar [...]

4.5 starsBook One in a new series featuring the War of the Roses era of English historyThis is a wonderful historical tale, a book that pulled me in from the first few pages and never let go. Thrilling, fast moving, this is a deliciously engrossing read!I was even more thrilled to read that this book explored one of the biggest mysteries of history -- (no spoiler) Richard III. History is not my strong point, but this entire subject is fascinating to me.I'll definitely be anxious to continue with [...]

Well written, but boy can it be dry at times. Unfortunately, I felt that our main protagonist Elizabeth didn't seem to have much of a personality, and given everything in history that happened to her and her family, I was expecting a lot more feeling out of her character. This is a good book, though I figure it's not like Philippa Gregory had to try all that hard to make it interesting. The history behind the War of the Roses/the Cousins War is full of conflict and plenty of drama even without t [...]

This was an engrossing and breezy read. The novel is narrated in first person and tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of Edward IV, in her prime years. For someone like me who has only limited knowledge of English history, this novel also provides an intriguing glimpse into the bloody period of English dynastic rule that was marked by internecine power struggles between the House of York and the House of Lancaster in 15th century England, more commonly known as the “Wars of the Roses [...]

Having great trouble actually reading this book. The real history of the time is sufficiently fascinating that there is really no reason Gregory needs to add water witches and sorcery into the mix. The central relationship between Elizabeth Woodville and Edward IV is both underwritten and overwritten and embarrassingly bad. "Good God, I could take you now!" is not the kind of romantic writing one is willing to put up with for long. I am only a few chapters in, and life is simply too short to kee [...]

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I didn't get on with The Other Boleyn Girl, but I was willing to give Philippa Gregory another chance because she is such a loved writer, and it is an interesting part of history -- and perhaps more importantly, the portrayal of medieval queens is something I'm really interested in academically. But gah, I'm afraid I'm really wishing I hadn't bothered, or at least that I hadn't bothered to buy it. €12!The problem with it is apparent from the very first pages. Elizabeth moves from a crafty, str [...]

After seeing the first episode of the BBC’s version of The White Queen, I wanted to read the book. The war of roses is an interesting part of the English history that I don’t know that well; I only know the superficial highlights, nothing more.This was an entertaining read, but I wouldn’t say that it was a brilliant one. I think the main story of that time is incredibly interesting but Philippa Gregory romanticized it heavily. For a period full of war, she spared us many of the details. I [...]

4 stars - It was great. I loved it.I truly love Philippa Gregory's writing. She breathes so much life into historical figures that they seem to jump right off the page as historical events play out before you. I also love that she normally explains in her author's note what is known to be factual vs what is possibly factual, as well as what was purely fictional. I also enjoyed the addition of magical realism included with this one. I found the Rivers' claim to being ancestors of an ancient water [...]


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