My Top 5 Royal Historical Fiction Books

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my five favorite historical fiction novels.   These are in particular about Queens in the late medieval and Tudor periods.   The reason they are my favorites is that it is my favorite time period.

Number 5: The White Rose by Jan Westcott

~This is a lovely novel about Elizabeth Woodville.   It is one of the earlier novels about her that focused much on her romantic life, but not as much on her own power.

Number 4: The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

~I really love this tale about Elizabeth of York.   It shows some of her inner strength that often gets forgotten about.   She is most often viewed as a beautiful specter hanging over the Tudor period.

Number 3: Lady in the Tower by Jean Plaidy

~This is a novel about Anne Boleyn that from the onset compared her to Elizabeth Woodville.   For me, this was a very interesting way of looking at the history of both.

Number 2: Brief Gaudy Hour by Margaret Campbell Barnes

~The best fictional book about Anne Boleyn was by far this one by Margaret Campbell Barnes.   She focused on all aspects of Anne’s life and personality that are rarely fully fleshed out in literature!

Number 1: The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

~My number one just had to be The White Queen, again about Elizabeth Woodville.   It is a fantastic novel as well as really fun to watch a television show!   I love this book for not only being incredibly romantic but also for her personality and magical ways.

Special Mention: Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius 

~This one is only a special mention because it is a modern version of the tale of Anne Boleyn that is set in high school.   I thought it was a sweet young adult novel, so I just had to give it a special mention here!

~I hope that you have enjoyed this countdown.   Did I mention your favorite historical fiction book?   Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!