Author(s): MACGIBBON DAVID
Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV, mother of Elizabeth of Y ork and the Princes in the Tower and grandmother of Henry VIII, has been vilified and defended in turn. Was she a cunning enchantress, an ambitious advancer of her family's fortunes, or a courageous and tragic figure who lost husbands, brothers and sons during this turbulent period? Discover the real story of the white queen. Born into a family of Lancastrians, the exceptionally beautiful Elizabeth captured the heart of the young Yorkist king, Edward IV, and found herself caught in the complex web of rivalries, loves and conspiracies that lay at the heart of the Wars of the Roses. She would wield immense influence as queen, watch her brother-in-law confine her sons to the Tower of London to face an unknown fate, and ultimately unite the Houses of Lancaster and York through the marriage of her daughter to Henry Tudor.
'Utterley captivating' Books Monthly
David MacGibbon's biography of Elizabeth Woodville was first published in 1938 and is still considered the standard work on the subject.