Recently widowed and vulnerable, forges an uncomfortable alliance with Edward’s queen, his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, Elizabeth Woodville. Swearing an oath of allegiance to York, Margaret agrees to marry the king’s shrewdest courtier, Lord Stanley. 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….
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, King Henry VI, their half-brother, 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 BrideHarperCollins #ad - 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…. 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. The thrilling story of the French princess who became an English queen, from the best-selling author of The Agincourt Bride. 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, suspects that the beautiful Eleanor Cobham, dazzles the crowds in England but life at court is full of intrigue and her loyal companion, Catherine, protégée of the Duke of Gloucester, Mette, is spying for him.
The Tudor Bride #ad - Catherine believes herself invincible as she gives birth to an heir, then tragically King Henry is struck down by fever.
Red Rose, White RoseHarperCollins #ad - 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. In fifteenth century England the Neville family rules the north with an iron fist. Ralph neville, earl of westmorland, a giant of a man and a staunch Lancastrian, cunningly consolidates power by negotiating brilliant marriages for his children.
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.
Red Rose, White Rose #ad - 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 Agincourt BrideHarperCollins #ad - 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? Her young charge is the princess, Catherine de Valois, caught up in the turbulence and chaos of life at court. 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. Her brother, the dauphin and the dark and sinister, Duke of Burgundy will both use Catherine to further the cause of France. Catherine is powerless to stop them, but with the French defeat at the Battle of Agincourt, the tables turn and suddenly her currency has never been higher.
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 best-selling novel about the queen who founded the Tudor dynasty.
The Lady of the Ravens Queens of the Tower, Book 1HarperCollins #ad - A fascinating portrait of the women who helped make a dynasty’ the times‘bewitching’ woman & Home‘Evocative’ Woman’s WeeklyTwo women, two very different destinies, her life already tainted by dishonour and tragedy, drawn together in the shadow of the Tower of London:Elizabeth of York, now queen to the first Tudor king, Henry the VII.
Joan vaux, servant of the court, straining against marriage and motherhood and privy to the deepest and darkest secrets of her queen. Like the ravens, joan must use her eyes and her senses, as conspiracy whispers through the dark corridors of the Tower. Through joan’s eyes, the lady of the ravens inhabits the squalid streets of Tudor London, the imposing walls of its most fearsome fortress and the glamorous court of a kingdom in crisis.
The Rose Without a Thorn: A Novel Queens of England Book 11Broadway Books #ad - 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. 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.
From the pen of legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy comes an unforgettable true story of royalty, passion, and innocence lost. The innocent girl quickly learns that her grandmother’s puritanism is not shared by Katherine’s free-spirited cousins, with whom she lives. The royal palaces are exciting to a young girl from the country, Thomas Culpepper, and Katherine finds that her duties there allow her to be near her handsome cousin, whom she has loved since childhood.
The Rose Without a Thorn: A Novel Queens of England Book 11 #ad - But her bliss is short-lived as rumors of her wayward past come back to haunt her, and Katherine’s destiny takes another, deadly, turn. Beautiful and impressionable, Katherine becomes involved in two ill-fated love affairs before her sixteenth birthday. Overwhelmed by the change in her fortunes, bewildered and flattered by the adoration of her husband, Katherine is dazzled by the royal life.
Like her cousin anne boleyn, she leaves her grandmother’s home to become a lady-in-waiting at the court of Henry VIII.
Mademoiselle BoleynBerkley #ad - And, she undergoes her own sexual awakening, as she grows into a beautiful young woman, each daring exploit taking her one step closer to the life that is her destiny. And she is not to be disappointed, for her beautiful sister, Mary, has been handed a mission: to let herself be seduced by the King of France in order to uncover his secrets.
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. 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.
The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest DynastyGrove Press #ad - Their love affairs, their political triumphs, and their overturning of the religious order are the subject of countless works of popular scholarship. England’s tudor monarchs—henry vii, edward vi, henry VIII, 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 taking us into the kitchens, sexual lives, and cared for? how did they wield power? When sick, upbringing, bought, and how did they give birth to the all-important heirs?Exploring their education, and how were they designed, schoolrooms, The Private Lives of the Tudors charts the course of the entire dynasty, and bedrooms at court, bathrooms, how were they treated? What games did they play? How did they practice their faith? And whom did they love, 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. 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.
But for all we know about henry’s quest for male heirs, or Elizabeth’s purported virginity, the lives of the Tudor monarchs away from the public eye remain largely beyond our grasp, mostly not chronicled by previous historians.
The Borgias: Two Novels in One VolumeBroadway Books #ad - Lucrezia borgia’s young life has been colored by violence and betrayal. She was the most dangerous and sought after woman in all of Rome. Now, married for the second time at just eighteen she hopes for happiness with her handsome husband Alfonso. 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.
Others swore she was an incestuous murderess. 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.
The Borgias: Two Novels in One Volume #ad - Not even Lucrezia. 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.
Three Sisters, Three Queens The Plantagenet and Tudor NovelsAtria Books #ad - United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. With one look, a pawn, an ally, each knows the other for a rival, destined—with Margaret’s younger sister Mary—to a unique sisterhood. As they experience betrayals, dangers, and passion, more powerful than any man, loss, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, even a king.
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. 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.
Three Sisters, Three Queens The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #ad - But margaret’s boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. 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.