A riveting portrait of anne boleyn as a young girl, and her unconventional education in the court of the King of France…When her father is assigned the task of spying on the French Court, the charming and sweetly innocent Anne Boleyn is delighted by the thought of a new adventure. Mesmerized by the thrilling passion, and betrayal that unfolds, intrigue, Anne discovers the power of being a woman who catches the eye of a powerful king.
The Tudor CrownHarperCollins #ad - But can she tread the precarious line between duty to her husband, and her obligation to God and the king?When tragedy befalls Edward’s reign, loyalty to her son, Richard of York’s ruthless actions fire the ambition of mother and son. Swearing an oath of allegiance to York, Margaret agrees to marry the king’s shrewdest courtier, Lord Stanley.
An intriguing tale, the wars of the roses scatter the lancastrian nobility and young henry tudor, with a strong claim to the throne, told with confidence’ The Times‘A great tale… the golden thread that led to the crown of England’ Conn IgguldenShe’ll betray her king to crown her sonWhen Edward of York takes back the English crown, is forced into exile.
The Tudor Crown #ad - Recently widowed and vulnerable, Lady Margaret Beaufort, his mother, forges an uncomfortable alliance with Edward’s queen, Elizabeth Woodville. As their destinies converge each of them will be exposed to betrayal and treachery and in their gruelling bid for the Tudor crown, both must be prepared to pay the ultimate price….
The Secret Diary of Anne BoleynArcade #ad - In this "energetic" kirkus reviews re-creation of anne Boleyn's tragic life -- and death -- Robin Maxwell offers a pitch-perfect version of a bawdy and exuberant time filled with lust, love, betrayal, and murder. When the young queen elizabeth i is entrusted with Anne Boleyn's secret diary, she discovers a great deal about the much-maligned mother she never knew.
Blending a historian's attention to accuracy with a novelist's artful rendering, Maxwell weaves compelling descriptions of court life and devastating portraits of actual people into her naughty, page-turning tale. And on learning the truth about her lascivious and despotic father, Henry VIII, she vows never to relinquish control to any man.
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The Rose Without a Thorn: A Novel Queens of England Book 11Broadway Books #ad - But her bliss is short-lived as rumors of her wayward past come back to haunt her, deadly, and Katherine’s destiny takes another, turn. From the pen of legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy comes an unforgettable true story of royalty, passion, and innocence lost. Overwhelmed by the change in her fortunes, bewildered and flattered by the adoration of her husband, Katherine is dazzled by the royal life.
Born into an impoverished branch of the noble Howard family, young Katherine is plucked from her home to live with her grandmother, the Duchess of Norfolk. Beautiful and impressionable, Katherine becomes involved in two ill-fated love affairs before her sixteenth birthday. The royal palaces are exciting to a young girl from the country, and Katherine finds that her duties there allow her to be near her handsome cousin, Thomas Culpepper, whom she has loved since childhood.
The Rose Without a Thorn: A Novel Queens of England Book 11 #ad - . The innocent girl quickly learns that her grandmother’s puritanism is not shared by Katherine’s free-spirited cousins, with whom she lives. Like her cousin anne boleyn, she leaves her grandmother’s home to become a lady-in-waiting at the court of Henry VIII. But when katherine catches the eye of the aging and unhappily married king, she is forced to abandon her plans for a life with Thomas and marry King Henry.
The Lady in the Tower: A Novel Queens of England Book 4Broadway Books #ad - Political rivals surrounded her at court and, when she failed to produce a much-desired male heir, they closed in, preying on the king’s well-known insecurity and volatile temper. Although his queen was loving and loyal, King Henry VIII swore he would put her aside and make Anne his wife. Wrongfully accused of adultery and incest, Anne found herself imprisoned in the Tower of London, where she was at the mercy of her husband and of her enemies.
And so he did, though the divorce would tear apart the English church and inflict religious turmoil and bloodshed on his people for generations to come. Loathed by the english people, who called her “the King’s Great Whore, ” Anne Boleyn was soon caught in the trap of her own ambition. She soon surpassed even their greatest expectations.
The Lady in the Tower: A Novel Queens of England Book 4 #ad - One of history’s most complex and alluring women comes to life in this classic novel by the legendary Jean Plaidy. Young anne boleyn was not beautiful but she was irresistible, capturing the hearts of kings and commoners alike. Daughter of an ambitious country lord, Anne was sent to France to learn sophistication, and then to court to marry well and raise the family’s fortunes.
Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane GreyBallantine Books #ad - Historical expertise marries page-turning fiction in Alison Weir’s enthralling debut novel, breathing new life into one of the most significant and tumultuous periods of the English monarchy. And though she has no ambitions to rule, and by so doing sets off a firestorm of intrigue, betrayal, she is forced to accept the crown, preferring to immerse herself in books and religious studies, and tragedy.
An impressive debut. The child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother, for whom she is merely a pawn in a dynastic game with the highest stakes, Jane Grey was born during the harrowingly turbulent period between Anne Boleyn’s beheading and the demise of Jane’s infamous great-uncle, King Henry VIII.
It is the story of lady jane grey–“the nine days’ queen” –a fifteen-year-old girl who unwittingly finds herself at the center of the religious and civil unrest that nearly toppled the fabled House of Tudor during the sixteenth century. I am to die when I have hardly begun to live. Historical fiction game.
Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey #ad - The independentI am now a condemned traitor. Along with lady jane grey, weir vividly renders her devious parents; her much-loved nanny; the benevolent Queen Katherine Parr; Jane’s ambitious cousins; the Catholic “Bloody” Mary, who will stop at nothing to seize the throne; and the protestant and future queen Elizabeth.
Weir shows skill at plotting and maintaining tension, and she is clearly going to be a major player in the.
Courting Her Highness: The Story of Queen Anne A Novel of the Stuarts Book 2Broadway Books #ad - Soon anne is crowned queen, but to court insiders, the name of the imminent sovereign is Sarah Churchill. A private battle rages at court for the affections of a childless queen, who must soon name her successor—and thus determine the future of the British Empire. While anne engages in her private tug-of-war, the nation is obsessed with another, more public battle: succession.
Plain abigail seems the least likely challenger to Sarah’s place in her highness’s affections, but challenge it she does, in stealthy yet formidable ways. It is the beginning of the eighteenth century and William of Orange is dying. Anne is sickly and childless, the last of the Stuart line. Beautiful, outspoken sarah has bewitched Anne and believes she is invincible—until she installs her poor cousin Abigail Hill into court as royal chambermaid.
Courting Her Highness: The Story of Queen Anne A Novel of the Stuarts Book 2 #ad - This final novel of the stuarts from jean plaidy weaves larger-than-life characters through a dark maze of intrigue, and destruction, love, with nothing less than the future of the British Empire at stake.
The Borgias: Two Novels in One VolumeBroadway Books #ad - From the pope’s affairs with adolescent girls, to Cesare’s dangerous jealousy of anyone who inspires Lucrezia’s affections, to the ominous birth of a child conceived in secret, no Borgia can elude infamy. Light on lucrezia: Some said she was an elegant seductress. She was the most dangerous and sought after woman in all of Rome.
. Not even Lucrezia. Lucrezia borgia’s young life has been colored by violence and betrayal. Lucrezia’s father is named pope alexander vi, Giovanni, and he places his daughter and her brothers Cesare, and Goffredo in the jeweled splendor—and scandal—of his court. Now, married for the second time at just eighteen she hopes for happiness with her handsome husband Alfonso.
The Borgias: Two Novels in One Volume #ad - But faced with brutal murder, she's soon torn between her love for her husband and her devotion to her brother Cesare… And in the days when the Borgias ruled Italy, no one was safe from the long arm of their power. For the first time in one volume, jean Plaidy’s duet of Borgia novels brings to life the infamous, reckless, and passionate family in an unforgettable historical saga.
Madonna of the seven hills: Fifteenth-century Rome: the Borgia family is on the rise. Others swore she was an incestuous murderess.
The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest DynastyGrove Press #ad - In the private lives of the tudors, acclaimed historian Tracy Borman delves deep behind the public face of the monarchs, showing us what their lives were like beyond the stage of the court. England’s tudor monarchs—henry vii, henry viii, edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I—are perhaps the most celebrated and fascinating of all royal families in history.
What did the monarchs eat? what clothes did they wear, and how did they give birth to the all-important heirs?exploring their education, and cared for? How did they wield power? When sick, and taking us into the kitchens, sexual lives, and bedrooms at court, and how were they designed, how were they treated? What games did they play? How did they practice their faith? And whom did they love, upbringing, bought, The Private Lives of the Tudors charts the course of the entire dynasty, bathrooms, schoolrooms, surfacing new and fascinating insights into these celebrated figures.
The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty #ad - Drawing on original material from those closest to them—courtiers like the “groom of the stool, ” a much-coveted position, surprisingly—Borman examines Tudor life in fine detail. Their love affairs, their political triumphs, and their overturning of the religious order are the subject of countless works of popular scholarship.
But for all we know about henry’s quest for male heirs, the lives of the Tudor monarchs away from the public eye remain largely beyond our grasp, or Elizabeth’s purported virginity, mostly not chronicled by previous historians.
Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen: A Novel Six Tudor Queens Book 3Ballantine Books #ad - . This is a must for all fans of Tudor fiction and history. Publishers weekly ever since she was a child, Jane has longed for a cloistered life as a nun. At its center is a loving and compassionate woman who captures the heart of a king, and whose life will hang in the balance for it.
A dramatic and empathic portrait of Jane Seymour. Kirkus Reviews. Praise for jane seymour, the haunted queen “bestselling Alison Weir’s impressive novel shows why Jane deserves renewed attention and illustrates Jane’s unlikely journey from country knight’s daughter to queen of England. From the richly appointed decor to the religious tenor of the time, the historical ambience is first-rate.
Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen: A Novel Six Tudor Queens Book 3 #ad - Booklist starred review “Deft, authoritative biographical fiction. But her large noble family has other plans, and as an adult, Jane is invited to the King’s court to serve as lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine of Aragon. Urged to return the king’s affection and earn favor for her family, Jane is drawn into a dangerous political game that pits her conscience against her desires.
But once henry disavows katherine and secures Anne as his new queen—forever altering the religious landscape of England—he turns his eye to another: Jane herself. Can jane be the one to give the king his long-sought-after son, or will she be cast aside like the women who came before her? Bringing new insight to this compelling story, Alison Weir marries meticulous research with gripping historical fiction to re-create the dramas and intrigues of the most renowned court in English history.
Three Sisters, Three Queens The Plantagenet and Tudor NovelsAtria Books #ad - From #1 new york times bestselling author philippa Gregory, the little-known story of three Tudor women who are united in sisterhood and yet compelled to be rivals when they fulfill their destinies as queens. As sisters they share an everlasting bond; as queens they can break each other’s hearts… When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, Margaret, the oldest princess, takes her measure.
But margaret’s boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. As they experience betrayals, dangers, more powerful than any man, and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, loss, even a king. With one look, an ally, each knows the other for a rival, a pawn, destined—with Margaret’s younger sister Mary—to a unique sisterhood.
Three Sisters, Three Queens The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #ad - Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France. United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Mary steals the widowed margaret’s proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others.