Mette and the child forge a bond, one that transcends Mette’s lowly position. But as catherine approaches womanhood, her unique position seals her fate as a pawn between two powerful dynasties. The best-selling novel about the queen who founded the Tudor dynasty. But can mette protect catherine from forces at court who seek to harm her or will her loyalty to Catherine place her in even greater danger?
The Agincourt Bride #ad - A bewitching first novel…alive with historical detail’ Good Housekeeping. Her beauty fuelled a war. Her courage captured a king. Her passion would launch the Tudor dynasty. When her own first child is tragically still-born, the young Mette is pressed into service as a wet-nurse at the court of the mad king, Charles VI of France.
The Tudor BrideHarperCollins #ad - Unable to outwit those who seek to remove the new king from her care, comforted by the King’s Harper, Catherine retires from court, Owen Tudor. At the secluded manor of Hadham a smouldering ember bursts into flame and Catherine and Owen Tudor become lovers. Perfect for fans of The White Queen. Even the greatest of queens have rules – to break them would cost her dearly…king henry V’s new French Queen, Catherine, protégée of the Duke of Gloucester, Mette, dazzles the crowds in England but life at court is full of intrigue and her loyal companion, suspects that the beautiful Eleanor Cobham, is spying for him.
Catherine believes herself invincible as she gives birth to an heir, then tragically King Henry is struck down by fever. The thrilling story of the French princess who became an English queen, from the best-selling author of The Agincourt Bride. But their love cannot remain a secret forever, and when a grab for power is made by Gloucester, Catherine – and those dearest to her – face mortal danger….
Red Rose, White RoseHarperCollins #ad - The last betrothal he arranges before he dies is between his youngest daughter, and his ward Richard, the thirteen-year-old Duke of York, nine-year-old Cicely, England’s richest heir. Told through the eyes of cicely and her half-brother Cuthbert, Red Rose, White Rose is the story of one of the most powerful women in England during one of its most turbulent periods.
Born of lancaster and married to york, loss and imprisonment and between the violent factions of Lancaster and York, the willowy and wayward Cicely treads a hazardous path through love, as the Wars of the Roses tear England’s ruling families apart. The powerful story of cecily neville, torn between both sides in the War of the Roses, from the best-selling author of The Agincourt Bride.
Red Rose, White Rose #ad - In fifteenth century England the Neville family rules the north with an iron fist. Ralph neville, a giant of a man and a staunch Lancastrian, Earl of Westmorland, cunningly consolidates power by negotiating brilliant marriages for his children.
First of the TudorsHarperCollins #ad - Although she is still a child, Jasper becomes devoted to her and is devastated when Henry arranges her betrothal to Edmund. He seeks solace in his estates and in the arms of Jane Hywel, a young Welsh woman who offers him something more meaningful than a dynastic marriage. But after he and his brother edmund are summoned to London, their half-brother, King Henry VI, takes a keen interest in their future.
Bestowing earldoms on them both, Henry also gives them the wardship of the young heiress Margaret Beaufort. But passion turns to jeopardy for them both as the Wars of the Roses wreak havoc on the realm. Loyal brother to a fragile king and his domineering queen, Marguerite of Anjou, Jasper must draw on all his guile and courage to preserve their throne − and the Tudor destiny….
First of the Tudors #ad - A great tale… the golden thread that led to the crown of England’ Conn IgguldenJasper Tudor, Owen Tudor, son of Queen Catherine and her second husband, has grown up far from the intrigue of the royal court.
The Tudor CrownHarperCollins #ad - 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…. Swearing an oath of allegiance to York, Margaret agrees to marry the king’s shrewdest courtier, Lord Stanley. 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.
An intriguing tale, the wars of the roses scatter the lancastrian nobility and young henry tudor, 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, with a strong claim to the throne, is forced into exile.
The Tudor Crown #ad - Recently widowed and vulnerable, forges an uncomfortable alliance with Edward’s queen, his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, Elizabeth Woodville.
Shadow on the Crown: A Novel Emma of Normandy Trilogy Book 1Penguin Books #ad - But her growing love for a man who is not her husband and the imminent threat of a Viking invasion jeopardize both her crown and her life. Based on real events recorded in the anglo-saxon Chronicle, Shadow on the Crown introduces readers to a fascinating, overlooked period of history and an unforgettable heroine whose quest to find her place in the world will resonate with modern readers.
. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son. Determined to outmaneuver her adversaries, Emma forges alliances with influential men at court and wins the affection of the English people.
Shadow on the Crown: A Novel Emma of Normandy Trilogy Book 1 #ad - A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queenIn 1002, fifteen-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door.
For a Queen's Love: The Stories of the Royal Wives of Philip II A Novel of the Tudors Book 8Broadway Books #ad - But history is seldom what it seems, murderer, husband, father, and in the hands of beloved author Jean Plaidy, we hear another side to the story of Philip II—the most powerful of kings who was at once fanatic, and lover. Then followed marriage with the jealously possessive Mary Tudor, a political union that ultimately failed to bring Philip an heir that would solidify the unified power he so deeply desired.
Philip was a dark and troubled man, who, like many royals, had been robbed of his childhood. And finally, marriage again to a young bride Philip stole from his unbalanced son, sowing the seeds of brutal murder. Power-hungry monarch, and the tortured england of bloody mary, the spain of the dreaded inquisition, cold-blooded murderer, obsessive monster—who could love such a man? Set against the glittering courts of sixteenth-century Europe, For a Queen’s Love is the story of Philip II of Spain—and of the women who loved him as a husband and father.
For a Queen's Love: The Stories of the Royal Wives of Philip II A Novel of the Tudors Book 8 #ad - His first marriage, a romantic union with childlike Maria Manoela, brought him tragedy and a troublesome son, Don Carlos.
The Captive Queen of Scots: Mary, Queen of Scots A Novel of the Stuarts Book 6Broadway Books #ad - Throughout mary’s long years as the queen’s prisoner, she conceives many bold plans for revenge and escaping to freedom—but the gallows of Fotheringhay Castle loom. After her husband, lord darnley, suspicion falls on Mary and her lover, is murdered, the Earl of Bothwell. In disgrace, where she appeals to Queen Elizabeth for mercy, she flees her Scottish persecutors for England, but to no avail.
Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama. The new york times“burn the murderess!”so begins jean plaidy’s The Captive Queen of Scots, the epic tale of the Scottish Queen Mary Stuart, cousin to Queen Elizabeth of England. A catholic in a land of stern protestants, Mary finds herself in the middle of a revolt, as her bloodthirsty subjects call for her arrest and execution.
The Captive Queen of Scots: Mary, Queen of Scots A Novel of the Stuarts Book 6 #ad - . Set against royal pageantry, heartbreak, religious strife, and bloody uprising—and filled with conspiracies, passion, and fascinating historical detail—The Captive Queen of Scots is an unforgettable tale of the intense rivalry between two powerful women of noble blood. .
We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, RivalsBallantine Books #ad - . The cousins first met as teenagers for a few brief, awkward, chaperoned weeks in 1836. At seventeen, charming rather than beautiful, Victoria already “showed signs of wanting her own way. Albert, and showed no interest in girls, self-absorbed, was chubby, the boy who had been groomed for her since birth, let alone this princess.
Albert is beautiful!” Victoria wrote, and she proposed just three days later. As gill shows, the marriage of Victoria and Albert was great not because it was perfect but because it was passionate and complicated. Now renowned chronicler gillian gill turns this familiar story on its head, revealing a strong, trust, and fidelity, feisty queen and a brilliant, fragile prince working together to build a family based on support, qualities neither had seen much of as children.
We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals #ad - The epic relationship began poorly. This dynamic would continue through the years—each spouse, headstrong and impassioned, eager to lead the marriage on his or her own terms. New york times bestseller"a delectable double bio. For two decades, Victoria and Albert engaged in a very public contest for dominance.
As gill reveals, victoria and Albert entered their marriage longing for intimate companionship, yet each was determined to be the ruler. The love affair that emerges is far more captivating, complex, and relevant than that depicted in any previous account.
The Merry Monarch's Wife: The Story of Catherine of Braganza Queens of England Book 9Broadway Books #ad - She is also having great difficulty conceiving an heir, even as many of Charles’s well-known mistresses are bearing his children with ease. Charles ii is restored to the English throne, and his court is lively and even scandalous. The country is eager for succession to be clear and certain: The next king will be the son of Charles II and his queen, Catherine of Braganza.
Yet catherine, daughter of the king of Portugal and a Catholic, has never been popular with the English people. The ninth novel in the beloved queens of england series, The Merry Monarch’s Wife brings Catherine of Braganza to life and plunges readers into the tumultuous world of Restoration England. Catherine is aware that courtiers close to Charles are asking him to divorce her and take another wife—yet she is determined to hold her title in the face of all odds.
The Last Runaway: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape. Nineteenth-century america is practical, precarious, and unsentimental, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. New york times bestselling author of girl with a pearl earring and at the Edge of the Orchard Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past in The Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement.
Honor bright, a modest english quaker, moves to Ohio in 1850--only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. In her new home honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality. However, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, Honor is drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, where she befriends two surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance.
The Last Runaway: A Novel #ad - Eventually she must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal costs.