A book that covers some of the ground of our holiday and where we used to live, Phillippa Gregory’s latest features Margaret, older sister of Henry VIII. It covers her life growing up in the English court, her marriage to James IV of Scotland, his defeat and death at Flodden (which we visited a few … More Three Sisters, Three Queens – Philippa Gregory
Just to prove I’m not obsessed with historical crime – well, only a little- here is prove that I do still read historical fiction. Eventually. As a book obsessed child, I would read anything, or at least most things. I especially loved the Jean Plaidy books. The young Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I, Henry’s … More The King’s Curse – Philippa Gregory
Many keen fans of the historical drama were counting down the hours last Sunday waiting for the BBC’s version of Philippa Gregory’s The White Queen. Well, I certainly was! I had just been at a talk about the Lindisfarne Gospels (quite an obsession round here at the moment – blame the church festival) and there … More The White Queen /The Lady of the Rivers – Gregory’s Girls!
Panic not! This is not a beginner’s chess lesson, but some intensive historical knowledge would help. A few months ago, myself and the intrepid CB travelled to Alnwick Castle (and hear -eventually) Philippa Gregory talk about her new series, beginning with The White Queen, her novel of Elizabeth Woodville. It was a packed hall in the … More A White Queen, with a Red one to follow