The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels by Philippa Gregory is a historical fiction novel series. The series currently is made of 15 books originally released in two different series: Tudor Court and Cousins’ War. As they are related and complement each other, Philippa Gregory suggested them as a single series with the reading order following the events chronology in real world.
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The series delivers a fictionalized version of the history of England. Wrapped in political intrigues, monarch competitions, and sometimes romance, each book delivers the story of influential and important female royal figures in the history of the Kingdom. Based on the suggested reading order, the series starts with The Lady of the River, which focuses on Jacquetta of Luxembourg (mother of Elizabeth Woodville) during the reign of the Lancastrian King Henry VI. At the moment, the last book is The Other Queen, which follows the story of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, during the time of Queen Elizabeth I of England.
Reviews of The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels
“Gregory delivers another vivid and satisfying novel of court intrigue, revenge, and superstition. Gregory’s many fans as well as readers who enjoy lush, evocative writing, vividly drawn characters, and fascinating history told from a woman’s point of view will love her latest work.” (Library Journal)
“Gregory is one of historical fiction’s superstars, and The Kingmaker’s Daughter shows why . . . providing intelligent escape, a trip through time to a dangerous past.” (Historical Novels Review (Editor’s Choice Review))
“Wielding magic again in her latest War of the Roses novel … Gregory demonstrates the passion and skill that has made her the queen of English historical fiction.…Gregory portrays spirited women at odds with powerful men, endowing distant historical events with drama, and figures long dead or invented with real-life flaws and grand emotions. She makes history … come alive for readers.” (Publishers Weekly)
List of the Books in the Series
Below are the 15 books in The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels by Philippa Gregory currently published. The list is in the reader order suggested by the author: