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Publication Order of Plantagenet and Tudor Books

The Other Boleyn Girl (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen's Fool (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Virgin's Lover (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Constant Princess (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boleyn Inheritance (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Queen (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Queen (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Queen (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady of the Rivers (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kingmaker's Daughter (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Princess (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King's Curse (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Taming of the Queen (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Sisters, Three Queens (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Tudor (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Books listed in Philippa Gregory's suggest reading order. Gregory previously listed these as two separate series, the Tudor Court and Cousins' War series, but now lists them as one series.

Chronological Order of Plantagenet and Tudor Books

The Lady of the Rivers(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Queen(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Queen(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kingmaker's Daughter(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Princess(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Constant Princess(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King's Curse(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Sisters, Three Queens(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Boleyn Girl(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boleyn Inheritance(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Taming of the Queen(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen's Fool(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Virgin's Lover(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Tudor(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Queen(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cousins' War Books

The White Queen (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Queen (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady of the Rivers (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kingmaker's Daughter (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Princess (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King's Curse (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gregory previously listed this and the Tudor Court series as being separate, but now lists them as one series.

Publication Order of Tudor Court Books

The Other Boleyn Girl (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen's Fool (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Virgin's Lover (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Constant Princess (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boleyn Inheritance (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Queen (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Taming of the Queen (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Sisters, Three Queens (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gregory previously listed this and the Cousins' War series as two different series, but now lists them as one series.

Publication Order of Fairmile Books

Publication Order of Order Of Darkness Books

Publication Order of Tradescant Books

Earthly Joys (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Virgin Earth (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wideacre Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Mrs. Hartley and the Growth Centre / Alice Hartley's Happiness (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Respectable Trade (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wise Woman (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fallen Skies (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perfectly Correct (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little House (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midlife Mischief (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zelda's Cut (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Bread and Chocolate (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Princess Rules Books

The Princess Rules (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
It’s a Prince Thing (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Adventure (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

A Pirate Story (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Princess Rules contains three stories that were originally published under the titles Princess Florizella, Princess Florizella and the Wolves and Princess Florizella and the Giant.

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Women of the Cousins' War (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Normal Women (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Anniversary(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Women Writers' Handbook(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Philippa Gregory is a historical novelist out of Britain. She has been writing since 1987. Philippa is best known for writing The Other Boleyn Girl which went on to win the Romantic Novel of the Year Award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

Gregory was born on January 9, 1954, on the continent of Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. She is the second daughter of author Percy Gregory, a radio operator for East African Airways. When she was two years old, her family migrated to Bristol, England to live.

She was known to be a rebel in their school at Colston’s Girls’ School. Despite her reputation, she garnered a B grade in the subject English and two E grades in Geography and History at the A level. She had went into the journalism college in Cardiff and spent a year being an apprentice with the Portsmouth News.

During this time, she earned her in English literature at the University of Sussex where she had switched into a history course. Philippa worked at a radio station known as BBD for about two years prior to attending the University of Edinburgh.

The University of Edinburgh is where she earned her doctorate on 18th-century literature. She taught at the Durham University, the University of Teesside, and at the Open University. Philippa was also a fellow at Kingston University.

Following the success of Wideacre, during the publication of The Favoured Child, she transferred south to be near Midhurst, West Sussex the place where the Wideacre trilogy was set. Gregory married Paul Carter, her second husband there, and the two had a son together. Things ultimately did not work out with Paul Carter and she later married Anthony Mason, who she first met in Hartlepool.

Philippa writes historical novels that she sets in a variety of different periods in history, primarily the Tudor period of the last 16th century. While reading the novels set in the 17th century, it inspired her to write the Lacy trilogy. The series was a best-seller, the story focuses on things like love, incest and land.

A Respectable Trade, a novel of the slave trade in England, as set in 18th-century Bristol, was accepted by Gregory for adaptation as a four-part drama series for BBC Television. Her script was nominated for a BAFTA. Gregory also received an award from the Committee for Racial Equality.

The Other Boleyn Girl is one of Gregory’s most popular books. The story sees Mary Boleyn coming to court at the age of just fourteen when she manages to catch the eye of Henry VIII. Mary is easily dazzled by the king and falls in love with him and her new unofficial role as unofficial queen. However, it doesn’t take her long to realize that she is simply a pawn in her family’s ambitious plans. As the king’s interest in her begins to wane, she is forced to step aside for her best friend, rival, and sister: Anne Boleyn. In order to find her own destiny, Mary realizes that she will need to defy her family and take her fate into her own hands.

The first novel in the Wideacre series is also called Wideacre. The story introduces us to Beatrice Lacy who is as beautiful as she is strong-willed. She is a bit of an outsider of her time as she refuses to conform to the social customs of her time. Wideacre has her heritage and her beloved Wiseacre estate, but she is set to lose them once she is wed so she sets out to keep them by any means necessary and protect her ancestral name. Beatrice is ruthless and will use whatever it takes: seduction, betrayal, or even murder. Her scheming gets her near to her ultimate goal, but she remains haunted by the one person who knows her plans and her capacity for evil.

The Queen’s Fool takes place in the winter of 1553. Hannah Green is a fourteen-year-old girl pursued by the Inquisition who is forced to flee from her home in Spain along with her father. She is no ordinary girl though and has been gifted with the “sight” which allows her to see the future, a gift that is priceless in the Tudor court. Hannah ends up being adopted by Robert Dudley, the son of King Edward’s protector. Dudley brings her to court as a “holy fool” for Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. She ends up working as a spy and endangered by the laws against heresy, treason, and witchcraft. She must choose between the safe life of a commoner and the danger of the royal family.

The Cousins’ War series begins with The White Queen which sees the throne of England at stake as the Wars of the Roses begin. Elizabeth Woodville is a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition who secretly marries the newly crowned king of England. She ends up rising to the demands of her family as she fights of the success of her family. Now, her sons have become the central figures in an unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London.

Gregory also wrote the Order of Darkness series which beings with Changeling. The story begins in 1453 in Italy where 17-year-old Luca Vero is accused of heresy. He is cast out of his religious order for using science to question superstitious beliefs. However, he soon finds himself drawn into a secret sect: The Order of the Dragon. The sect is to investigate evil and danger in its many forms, and strange occurrences across Europe. He meets Isolde, a young girl shut up in a nunnery, who is accused of practicing witchcraft. They meet when Luca is sent to investigate, but he instead himself was drawn to her and planning her escape. The two will end up traveling across Europe with Freize and Ishraq, and encounter werewolves, alchemists, witches, and death-dancers. Their journey will lead them towards a real-life historical figure who holds the boundaries of Christendom and the secrets of the Order of the Dragon.

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2 Responses to “Philippa Gregory”

  1. Sherrie: 4 months ago

    I have read all but a couple of her books to date. Most of them the Tudors era.
    Im planning to read the Fairmile Books and the Order of Darkness books now.

  2. Natalie: 2 years ago

    I love to read about history and I feel Philippa Gregory’s books are a window into the past,I feel like I get to know the people that came before and the way they lived lived i prefer the past to the present and try to read all her books I can . Natalie


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