Philippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the boo, which was made into a TV drama and a major film. Published in 2009, the book, the retellin of Elizabeth Woodville, ushered in a new series involving The Cousins ’ War ( now known as The War of the Roses) and a new era for the acclaimed author.
Gregory lives with her family on a tin farm in Yorkshire, where she keeps horses, hens and ducks. Visitors to her site, www.PhilippaGregory.com
become addicted to the updates of historical research, as well as the progress of her ducklings.
Her other great interest is the charity she founded nearly twenty years ago; Gardens for The Gambia. She has raised funds and paid for 140 wells in the primary schools of the dry, poverty stricken African country. Thousands of school children have learned market gardening, and drunk the fresh water in the school gardens around the wells.
A former student of Sussex University, and a PhD and Alumna of the Year 2009 of Edinburgh University, her ove for history and her acceptance to historical accuracy are the hallmarks of her writing. She also reviews for US and UK newspapers, and is a regular roadcaster on television, radio, and webcasts from her website.
Philipa 's Facebook page: https: //www.facebook.com/PhilippaGregoryOfficial