The Women of the Cousins' War: The Real White Queen and Her Rivals

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  • Title: The Women of the Cousins' War: The Real White Queen and Her Rivals
  • Author: Philippa Gregory David Baldwin
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  • ☆ The Women of the Cousins' War: The Real White Queen and Her Rivals ☆ Philippa Gregory David Baldwin
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The Women of the Cousins' War: The Real White Queen and Her Rivals

About "Philippa Gregory David Baldwin"

  1. Philippa Gregory David Baldwin

    Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the novel The Other Boleyn Girl, which was made into a TV drama and a major film Published in 2009, the bestselling The White Queen, the story of Elizabeth Woodville, ushered in a new series involving The Cousins War now known as The War of the Roses and a new era for the acclaimed author.Gregory lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire, where she keeps horses, hens and ducks Visitors to her site, PhilippaGregory become addicted to the updates of historical research, as well as the progress of her ducklings.Her other great interest is the charity she founded nearly twenty years ago Gardens for The Gambia She has raised funds and paid for 140 wells in the primary schools of the dry, poverty stricken African country Thousands of school children have learned market gardening, and drunk the fresh water in the school gardens around the wells.A former student of Sussex University, and a PhD and Alumna of the Year 2009 of Edinburgh University, her love for history and her commitment to historical accuracy are the hallmarks of her writing She also reviews for US and UK newspapers, and is a regular broadcaster on television, radio, and webcasts from her website Philipa s Facebook page facebook PhilippaGregoryOfficial


  1. Here we have it, folks Phillipa Gregory s first attempt to formularize a historical essay without her usual fictitious flair How did it go Read on, my friends.The Women of the Cousins War began with a 40 page introduction which delivered Gregory s thesis relating the similarities between historical fiction novelists and actual historians Although Gregory made some interesting points regarding the composition narration of both fiction and factual accounts, the speculation involved in both, and I [...]

  2. Since this book is co authored by three very different writers, it is best examined in three parts David Baldwin is the author of the book s essay on Elizabeth Woodville It s a pacy effort, interesting, to the point, and makes no mention of the fairytale episodes of popular myth and which Gregory, incidentally, chose to include in her novel The White Queen Baldwin also takes the time to explain why Elizabeth might have been accused of witchcraft in her own time It s readable, focused, and goes b [...]

  3. Classification History Lite.The worst thing about this book is Philippa Gregory s involvement, both the introduction and her essay on Jaquetta The best thing is the final essay by Michael Jones on Margaret Beaufort David Baldwin s section on Elizabeth Woodville falls somewhere between the two and was okay.Michael Jones contribution pushed this up to a three star read for me, before that it was languishing down around the two stars I only wish I could give it because his essay was excellent and [...]

  4. What an utter delightful read as a history buff, especially one so enthralled in The Cousins War and Tudor England, this book really taught me about the amazing women of strength that were Elizabeth Woodville, Jacquetta of Luxembourg and Margaret Beaufort Each essay was written smoothly and didn t sugar coat anything, and everything was superbly researched.

  5. If you are like me and you ve truly enjoyed Gregory s The White Queen, The Red Queen, and upcoming The Lady of the Rivers, or you simply want to learn about three remarkable women from the War of the Roses who are often overlooked, then this non fiction books is a must read The first portion focuses on Jacquetta of Luxembourg, who is the mother of Elizabeth Woodville The White Queen and the main character in Gregory s The Lady of the Rivers The second section focuses on Elizabeth Woodville, who [...]

  6. In spite of all the criticism there is out there, I have no trouble enjoying this author s books, and this one is the best so far I try not to get too hung up on finding fault, especially since I am far from ever being a qualified historian, and always assume when reading historical fiction of any era that there is going to be a great deal of speculation and insertion of the author s interpretation and personal preference I found the introduction, written by Ms Gregory, quite honest and open abo [...]

  7. This work did not add much to my knowledge of these three women Much like with Weir s biography of Katherine Swynford, it is hard to make any real statements regarding what these women really thought as there is a dearth of primary sources It is a nice tie in piece to casual Gregory fans but if you read historical writers such as Weir or Fraser, there is little new here In my opinion, Weir should stick to history, while Gregory is a fine historical fiction novelist.

  8. This book is a departure for author Philippa Gregory who is well known for her historical novels This book has short biographies of 3 women whom Gregory has profiled in her fictional series The Cousin s War Gregory wrote one bio and invited noted scholars to do the other two In a 37 page introduction Gregory tells about how and why this book came to be.The first subject, Jaquetta of Luxembourg, has the least trace in the historical record Gregory makes the most of what she can find but I have t [...]

  9. Well if this book proves something then it is that history may be written by men, but it is not entirely made by men All three women in this book were women of deed rather then thought alone The duchess, after becoming a widow, first secured a happy second marriage with the man of her choice and then despite everything managed to help her family rise to the highest position in the land and actually hold it You can t but respect that.The queen is no doubt harshly dealt with by history which given [...]

  10. I don t get on well with Philippa Gregory s fiction, so I m not terribly surprised that I wasn t a great fan of this either I do like David Baldwin s work, though I think I ve already read a full biography of Elizabeth Woodville by him Michael Jones work here is strong enough and based solidly enough on actual research to intrigue me I actually quite liked Gregory s introduction, ridiculously long as it is She does actually raise valid points about the writers of history, and about how historica [...]

  11. I was going to give this 3 stars for shoddy workmanship, but decided on 5 stars for pure entertainment value Ms Gregory found two hungry Plantagenet scholars poor man s Alison Weir and David Starkey, and, by throwing big sales numbers and money and a chance at real honest to goodness publicity at them, got them to write a third each of her new history book, and oh boy do they tow the party line, right down to overtly endorsing Ms Gregory s books Check out the flap jacket Gregory s got the posing [...]

  12. Two British historians team up with Philippa Gregory queen of revisionist history, aka the lady that wrote The Other Boleyn Girl to write the histories of three high profile women of the Wars of the Roses Jacquetta of Luxemburg, her daughter Elizabeth Woodville, and Elizabeth s mother in law, Margaret Beaufort The book does not start encouragingly Doubtless in response to the hopefully thousands of pages of criticism her historical fiction has gotten, Gregory has prepared a 43 page introduction, [...]

  13. As someone who doesn t read very much nonfiction, I was a little apprehensive about reading The Women of the Cousins War, but I was so fascinated by Elizabeth Woodville of The White Queen and Margaret Beaufort of The Red Queen, that I was drawn to this book, especially since it comes from Philippa Gregory For the book, Gregory teamed up with two other historians, David Baldwin and Michael Jones, to explore the real lives of the women behind her novels.Gregory opens the book was a unique introduc [...]

  14. The Women of the Cousins War was written to bring to light the truth behind the women featured in Philippa Gregory s Cousins War trilogy, The White Queen, The Red Queen, and The Lady of the Rivers Jacquetta The Lady of the Rivers , Elizabeth Woodville The White Queen , and Margaret Beaufort The Red Queen take center stage in this exploration of their lives and how they were very much a part of the Cousins War, or the Wars of the Roses I have to admit to not knowing much previously about the Wars [...]

  15. This is a collection of essays by several historians including Philippa Gregory which cover the real history of the history fictionalized in her series The Cousins War The book begins with a historiography, history of history, which discusses the art of history and the merits of historical fiction I have to say that everyone who can read should at least read this essay She articulates the nature of history as an art and explains that all historians invent, even if only by the facts they choose t [...]

  16. I love Phillipa Gregory, not only her historical fiction series but her contemporary works as well I generally like to read the historical fiction versions of these famous ladies portrayed in this book and I am not a great fan of non fiction biographies of the medieval era as they can be pretty dry This book however was awesome I especially enjoyed the introduction by Phillipa Gregory as she clarified how she writes and how she researches My feeling is that all authors of historical fiction some [...]

  17. This is a great companion novel to the White Queen, Red Queen and the Kingmakers Daughter series It is an academic accounting of the events, during the series, thus I would not recommend it to those who are not interested in the history that inspired the books.I found it a pleasure to read, being greatly interested in the wars of the roses I read each corresponding section before the novel For example I read the section of Margaret Beufort before reading, The Kings Mother section I found this ve [...]

  18. 3.25 Stars I thoroughly enjoyed Jones part about Margaret Beaufort I liked Baldwin s section on Elizabeth She wasn t the conniving upstart I have been reading about lately As for PG s take on Jacquetta, it was Melusine and witchcraft oriented than I would have liked it to have been.

  19. iwriteinbooks.wordpress 20It is true what they say you can take the girl out of politics but you ll never take the politics out of the girl Don t know that one Well, it s an old standby for me Since I was a little kid, system dynamics and the stories of politics and power have always been of high interest Now, I ve generally relegated my interest to the past few decades or, at least, the last couple of centuries.It turns out that the same old games have been going on for as long as we ve had any [...]

  20. I m sure there is an excellent book on this subject out there This is not it This is mediocre at best Instead, it s anattempt to take advantage of Phillippa Gregory s virtual one woman stranglehold on Tudor historical fiction but putting out a book about the three women of the War of the Roses Let s face it, that s a pretty good subject.Unfortunately, though Gregory might be an excellent fiction writer, she s not an enthralling non fiction writer Those are two very very very different skill sets [...]

  21. Being what my friend s call a Plantagenet junkie, I was avidly looking forward to reading this book I ve read many of this author s books and have enjoyed them my favorite being The Constant Princess Following the players in the see saw of power is daunting I keep copies of family trees at my side to help keep things straight Reading this book is no exception There is no doubt that Jaquetta, Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort were key players to and in the action But because they were wom [...]

  22. I am a huge fan of Phillipa s works I don t think I have yet to come across a book of hers that I have not enjoyed Some certainly than others, but I always enjoy them Of course that will always be subjective and a matter of perspective So from a person who has not majored scholastically as the author has and from someone who simply adores reading anything from this period I can not get enough of her works I found this book very helpful in fact, to aid in cementing the connections between certai [...]

  23. Jacquetta, Elizabeth, and Margaret are three formidable ladies that Gregory covers in her Cousins War trilogy Jacquetta was known for her witchcraft and for giving birth to one of the Queen s of England, Elizabeth Woodville Elizabeth Woodville becomes one of the founding mothers of the new royal family Margaret Beaufort becomes the grandmother of Henry VIII All of these women had a profound affect on the future of the English royal family.Gregory, Jones, and Baldwin each take on one of these lad [...]

  24. This was a wonderful biography If you are a fan of Philippa Gregory you will enjoy this This is written purely on a historical levels to help weed through so much missing information on these three women, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort The each have their own fictional novel written by Philippa Gregory As I read about each history of these women individually it help me understand the fictional side of their tempestuous live living in a time when woman were though [...]

  25. A history of three women who lived through the War Of The Roses or the Cousin s War as it was known at that time.Jacquetta, Duchess Of BedfordElizabeth Woodville, her daughter who became queen to Edward IVMargaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry VIIf you do know the history of this time, you should find this history enlightening If you do know the history of this time, it is interesting to read it from a woman s viewpoint.This was a violent time in history and life was cheap.

  26. This was written very choppy.The authors freely admit that at times they had no idea what happened.There is lots of speculation and what possibly could have happened.I enjoyed it but it was very hard to get into.The plot jumped around so many times.I appreciate they are trying to reveal of who these women were.

  27. Of course, well written and well read by Bianca Amato, the Audiobook reader The book was very informative and a great textbook This is perfect for those who want to understand a little bit of the background story of the three ladies of the cousins war It s intriguing and engrossing I loved the way it was written, I just wished I took down notes.

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