On Saturday, July 27th at 5 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Council Chambers we had an evening with Philippa Gregory as she talked about her new book, The White Princess, preceded by a very special pre-season screening of the first episode of The White Queen, a new original historical fiction series on STARZ, adapted from Philippa Gregory's Cousins' War Series.
Saturday, July 27, 5 p.m.
West Hollywood Council Chambers (next to Jones Coffee in the Autocourt)
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Free validated parking will be provided only in the 5-Story Public Parking Structure accessible from El Tovar (please do not park in the library parking structure).
THE WHITE PRINCESS, the newest Cousins' War novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, is the story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen and mother of the Tudors, who is caught at the center of the struggle to win and keep the crown.
A princess from birth, Elizabeth falls in love with Richard III and expects to marry him, despite her arranged betrothal with pretender to the throne Henry Tudor. When, against all odds, Henry defeats Richard at the battle of Bosworth, Elizabeth loses both a lover and her family's reign. To forge an uneasy truce, she is forced to marry the man she views as Richard's murderer and create a new royal family with him and his ruthless mother, Margaret Beaufort.
Though Henry has won the deciding battle, he cannot engage his new subjects, who remember the House of York with affection and are eager to believe that one of its young princes, disappeared from imprisonment in the Tower of London, may have in fact survived. The troubled king's greatest fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to re-claim his throne, aided by conspirators including Elizabeth's own indomitable mother. Without trustworthy friends, Henry turns to his wife to advise him, all the time knowing that her loyalties must be divided. When an enigmatic young man who would be king leads his army and invades England, Elizabeth must decide whether to recognize him as her long-lost brother and a claimant to the throne, or deny him in favor of the husband she is finally coming to love.
At a time when the discovery of Richard III's remains under a car park in Leicester has generated enormous interest in England's last Yorkist king, Philippa Gregory brings history to life through the fascinating story of the princess he left behind.
Philippa Gregory studied history at the University of Sussex and received a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh.