Freebie Friday: The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

This giveaway is closed – the winner was drawn on August 14:  The winner is AMY

Thank you!  🙂

Seems like I have seen something about Philippa Gregory all over the blogs lately.  With her new release coming soon of The White Queen, I thought it would be fun to offer this weeks Freebie Friday as another great read from her:

The Constant Princess

constant princess

As youngest daughter to the Spanish monarchs and crusaders King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, Catalina, princess of Wales and of Spain, was promised to the English Prince Arthur when she was three. She leaves Spain at 15 to fulfill her destiny as queen of England, where she finds true love with Arthur (after some initial sourness) as they plot the future of their kingdom together. Arthur dies young, however, leaving Catalina a widow and ineligible for the throne. Before his death, he extracts a promise from his wife to marry his younger brother Henry in order to become queen anyway, have children and rule as they had planned, a situation that can only be if Catalina denies that Arthur was ever her lover.

How can you enter?

1. Leave a comment here and your favorite historical person

2.  Tweet or blog about this giveaway and put the link in your separate comment

3.  Follow this blog (RSS is upper left) and leave me a comment saying you do.

That’s it.  Game on!

58 Comments on “Freebie Friday: The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

  1. Your site is popping with goodies! This place is on fire!
    PLEASE Enter ME:) I love PG!
    -My favourite historical figure is Josephine Bonaparte (if this one is too obvious- I do have a couple of others;)

    Going to tweet and will be back with the link

  2. My favorite historical person is Christopher Columbus because of his love for adventure!

  3. I haven’t read Phillippa Gregory yet. I’d like to! I can’t pick one favorite historical figure, although literarily, I like Laura Ingalls Wilder and Jane Austen!


  4. I’m not entering–already have this book. I read it before reading The Other Boleyn Girl–which was a real page turner favorite of mine. (Don’t see the movie though–so disappointing!) I really felt for Catalina in this book . . . a strong woman.

  5. 1. Leave a comment here and your favorite historical person

    this is so hard…taylor cauldwell, the writer… i know so little about her but to be able to change from one style to another…grandmother and the priest reminded me of a more modern cantaberry tales. from there to dear and glorious physician…married 4 times… i would like to talk to her.

    o please enter me in this contest.

  6. Having just finished another Michelle Moran book, I’d have to say Cleopatra is my favourite historical person.

    I’m a Philippa Gregory fan, she’s awesome so please count me in for this one 🙂

  7. This also sounds wonderful – I read “The Duchess” this past year and loved it – I have to say Georgianna is my favorite historical figure right now. Thanks for entering me!

  8. Favorite historical person…hmm, now that takes some thinking…I guess I would have to say Mary, Queen of Scots.

    I don’t actually follow the “historical” novels, but I think this might be a good time to start…

  9. My favourite historical person is Abraham Lincoln. I’ve always found his life story interesting.
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  10. I am a follower of your blog.
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  11. I have lots of favorite historical people. Today I will choose Cleopatra. The woman did the best she could with the hand she was dealt. When you are stronger than the majority of people around you, you are in trouble.
    Thanks for the contest.

  12. So many great people in history! My current favs (it changes anytime I read a new history/historical fiction book that amazes me!) are the 3 Maribal sisters (they are known as Las Mariposas). They fought to end Rafael Trujillo’s brutal, cruel dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. He had them killed, but they were so brave to go aganist him! Especially because it was the ’60s and nobody expected women to be so strong. They did what a lot of men were too scared to do, fight!
    Read In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez to learn more 🙂
    Thanks for having this contest!

  13. My favorite historical person would probably be Abraham Lincoln.
    I love your giveaway. Please enter me.

  14. That is a hard question. Since I just finished The Last Queen I’m going to say Juana of Spain. What a life. I’ll say no more in case you haven’t read it yet. She will be on my mind for quite some time.

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  15. I would say Louisa May Alcott- living in civil war time, being a nurse and author- love Little Women.

  16. I am supposed to be on a giveaway break but I have been wanting to read Philippa Gregory forever! My favorite historical person? Just one? I will pick Queen Elizabeth.

  17. I love history and historical fiction so can think of lots of answers! I think I’ll go with Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts and hailing from my hometown of Savannah.

  18. Favorite historical person? How to pick just one? Let’s go with Boudica – she was a bold and gutsy broad!
    I’d like to read more about Catherine – I think she really got a raw deal. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  19. My favorite historical person: Non-literary, it would definitely be Frida Kahlo. She was such an inspiration, a strong, self-sufficient woman who battled tons of bad things life threw her way. Also, Queen Elizabeth 1st (I have a fetish when it comes to British monarchy), because she brought very positive change to her people (the Renaissance happened under her rule, and she was also a big supporter of artists, including Shakespeare).

    Literary-wise, I would have to pick Virginia Woolf, for writing “Mrs. Dalloway”, as well as Shakespeare, for never going out of style.

    • Great pics… the more people answer this question the more I want to read about their suggestions. 🙂

  20. One of my favorite historical personalities is Victoria Woodhull, who was the first woman to run for Presidency of the U.S. and was a suffragist committed to women’s equality. Barbara Goldsmith’s account of her life is wonderfully rich (“Other Powers).

    I’m also slightly addicted to Tudor history, so Queen Elizabeth is a close second.

    And I’m with Nikola: I find Frida Kahlo fascinating. I have copies of her prints around my home, and her life story is painful and provocative.

    And I’d like to read more about women abolitionists — such as Harriet Tubman, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, and the Grimke sisters…

  21. My favorite historical person is Merlin (I’m not sure if this counts or not so as a back-up my answer is Queen Elizabeth)


  22. I have so many favorites, but find Henry the VIII life interesting!


  23. I’ve always been fascinated by Henry VIII – so would love to win this book.

    When it says mail in the entry part do you mean email or actual mailing address?


  24. I’m a follower on google reader!


  25. I love Phillipa Gregory!! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

    My favourite historical person is Amelia Earhart.


  26. I think your blog has so much to offer so I definitely subscribed. Hope that enters me. I want to win something! Haha.

  27. I love Phillippa Gregory and would love to win a copy. I love history and right now, my favorite would be the Tudors. I have been reading about Queen Elizabeth.

  28. i happily follow on Google reader now!


  29. Elizabeth the Virgin Queen!!!! Tks for your generosity.


  30. My favorite Historical person is Abraham Lincoln b/c he was a president for all the people.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  31. I follow on RSS

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  32. Favorite historical person? Queen Esther from the Bible.

  33. What time zone are you in?

    tweeted: book giveaway The White Queen

    • I am in Minnesota – central time. I am out of town (Rochester tonight) and blogging from the hotel so will not close this out until the morning.
      9:41 pm here now

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