A master of period biographical fiction Philippa Gregory is one of the most popular novelists writing today. Her novels range across historical periods from the early 1400’s to the Twentieth Century but she is best known for her portrayals of the women around the Tudor court of Henry VIII, most famously Anne Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl.
Jane Grey was Queen of England for nine days.
Using her position as cousin to the deceased king, her father and his conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the king's half-sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block. There Jane turned her father's greedy, failed grab for power into her own brave and tragic martyrdom.
Katherine, however, has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and find love. But her lineage makes her a threat to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and, when Mary dies, to her sister Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a potential royal heir before she does. So when Katherine's secret marriage is revealed by her pregnancy, she too must go to the Tower.
A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary finds it easy to keep secrets, especially her own, while avoiding Elizabeth's suspicious glare. After watching her sisters defy the queen, Mary is aware of her own perilous position as a possible heir to the throne. But she is determined to command her own destiny and be the last Tudor to risk her life in matching wits with her ruthless and unforgiving cousin Elizabeth.
The Cousin’s War
The Plantagenet line, riven by feuding families and divided loyalties; blood red and lily white. The cousin’s war series takes readers from civil war to Tudor ascendancy.
In Chronological Order
The Tudor Court
If you think you know the Tudor story, then think again. Power, intrigue and desire mingle through the years of the Tudor reign.
In Chronological Order
Philippa Gregory discusses why she chose to close her Tudor chronicles with the mystery of the Grey sisters.
A country on the brink of upheaval, a time of discovery and invention and one man’s search for the secrets of The New World to change the old world landscape forever.
Philippa Gregory’s debut series is a passionate tale of a families inheritance torn apart by jealousy, incestuous passion and deeply hidden secrets.
The Order of DarknessPhilippa Gregory’s first series for young adults.
The year is 1453, and all signs point to it being the end of the world. Seventeen year-olds Luca and Isolde are thrust into a world of superstition, magic and the powerful secrets of the shadowy Order of Darkness.
From medieval rites to contemporary fiction, Gregory’s stand-alone novels take her flair for blending history and invention and apply it to a range of bold and experimental fictional landscapes.