The Boleyn Inheritance

The Boleyn Inheritance

The Boleyn Inheritance
Rating 4 / 5 based on 103 votes

The Boleyn Inheritance is Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by HarperCollins UK 2011-11-11. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Boleyn Inheritance details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (103 readers) Philippa Gregory HarperCollins UK 0007373937 2011-11-11

Book Summary

From the bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory, comes a wonderfully atmospheric evocation of the court of Henry VIII and his final queens.

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Philippa Gregory 3-Book Tudor Collection 1: The Constant Princess, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Boleyn Inheritance

Philippa Gregory 3-Book Tudor Collection 1: The Constant Princess, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Boleyn Inheritance

Philippa Gregory 3-Book Tudor Collection 1: The Constant Princess, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Boleyn Inheritance
Rating 3 / 5 based on 549 votes

Philippa Gregory 3-Book Tudor Collection 1: The Constant Princess, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Boleyn Inheritance is Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by HarperCollins UK 2013-07-04. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Philippa Gregory 3-Book Tudor Collection 1: The Constant Princess, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Boleyn Inheritance details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (549 readers) Philippa Gregory HarperCollins UK 0007518730 2013-07-04

Book Summary

From the bestselling author of THE WHITE QUEEN - the first three novels of her Tudor Court series: THE CONSTANT PRINCESS, THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, THE BOLEYN INHERITANCE

The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl
Rating 4 / 5 based on 350 votes

The Other Boleyn Girl is Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by Simon and Schuster 2004-11-09. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Other Boleyn Girl details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (350 readers) Philippa Gregory Simon and Schuster 0743233085 2004-11-09

Book Summary

The #1 New York Times bestseller from “the queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory is a rich, compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue surrounding the Tudor court of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and the infamous Boleyn family. When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of the handsome and charming Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family’s ambitious plots as the king’s interest begins to wane, and soon she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. With her own destiny suddenly unknown, Mary realizes that she must defy her family and take fate into her own hands. With more than one million copies in print and adapted for the big screen, The Other Boleyn Girl is a riveting historical drama. It brings to light a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe, and survived a treacherous political landscape by following her heart.

The Queen's Fool

The Queen's Fool

The Queen's Fool
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 82 votes

The Queen's Fool is Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by Simon and Schuster 2008-02-19. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Queen's Fool details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (82 readers) Philippa Gregory Simon and Schuster 1416593977 2008-02-19

Book Summary

#1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory weaves a spellbinding tale of a young woman with the ability to see the future in an era when destiny was anything but clear. Winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee with her father from their home in Spain. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee; she has the gift of “Sight,” the ability to foresee the future, priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward’s protector, who brings her to court as a “holy fool” for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth. Hired as a fool but working as a spy; promised in wedlock but in love with her master; endangered by the laws against heresy, treason, and witchcraft, Hannah must choose between the safe life of a commoner and the dangerous intrigues of the royal family that are inextricably bound up with her own yearnings and desires. Teeming with vibrant period detail and peopled by characters seamlessly woven into the sweeping tapestry of history, The Queen’s Fool is a rich and emotionally resonant gem from a masterful storyteller.

Love, Theodosia

Love, Theodosia

Love, Theodosia
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 2 votes

Love, Theodosia is Fiction books by Lori Anne Goldstein, publish by Simon and Schuster 2021-11-02. You may find Lori Anne Goldstein info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Love, Theodosia details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (2 readers) Lori Anne Goldstein Simon and Schuster 1951627989 2021-11-02

Book Summary

A Romeo & Juliet tale for Hamilton! fans. In post-American Revolution New York City, Theodosia Burr, a scholar with the skills of a socialite, is all about charming the right people on behalf of her father—Senator Aaron Burr, who is determined to win the office of president in the pivotal election of 1800. Meanwhile, Philip Hamilton, the rakish son of Alexander Hamilton, is all about being charming on behalf of his libido. When the two first meet, it seems the ongoing feud between their politically opposed fathers may be hereditary. But soon, Theodosia and Philip must choose between love and family, desire and loyalty, and preserving the legacy their flawed fathers fought for or creating their own. Love, Theodosia is a smart, funny, swoony take on a fiercely intelligent woman with feminist ideas ahead of her time who has long-deserved center stage. A refreshing spin on the Hamiltonian era and the characters we have grown to know and love. It’s also a heartbreaking romance of two star-crossed lovers, an achingly bittersweet “what if.” Despite their fathers’ bitter rivalry, Theodosia and Philip are drawn to each other and, in what unrolls like a Jane Austen novel of manners, we find ourselves entangled in the world of Hamilton and Burr once again as these heirs of famous enemies are driven together despite every reason not to be.

The Boleyn King

The Boleyn King

The Boleyn King
Rating 4 / 5 based on 41 votes

The Boleyn King is Fiction books by Laura Andersen, publish by Ballantine Books 2013-05-14. You may find Laura Andersen info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Boleyn King details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (41 readers) Laura Andersen Ballantine Books 0345534107 2013-05-14

Book Summary

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY RT BOOK REVIEWS Perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir, and Showtime’s The Tudors, The Boleyn King is the first book in an enthralling trilogy that dares to imagine: What if Anne Boleyn had actually given Henry VIII a son who grew up to be king? Just seventeen years old, Henry IX, known as William, is a king bound by the restraints of the regency yet anxious to prove himself. With the French threatening battle and the Catholics sowing the seeds of rebellion at home, William trusts only three people: his older sister Elizabeth; his best friend and loyal counselor, Dominic; and Minuette, a young orphan raised as a royal ward by William’s mother, Anne Boleyn. Against a tide of secrets, betrayal, and murder, William finds himself fighting for the very soul of his kingdom. Then, when he and Dominic both fall in love with Minuette, romantic obsession looms over a new generation of Tudors. One among them will pay the price for a king’s desire, as a shocking twist of fate changes England’s fortunes forever. Includes a preview of Laura Andersen’s The Boleyn Deceit Praise for The Boleyn King “Imaginative . . . Andersen focuses on creating an exciting, action-driven plot containing strong doses of both intrigue and romance. Tudor-era historical fiction fans who are willing to accept the unusual premise will be rewarded with an original and entertaining read that’s reminiscent of the best of Philippa Gregory.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Gripping . . . Andersen delves into an alternative Tudor England geared to rivet period fans and newcomers alike. . . . Perfect for Philippa Gregory fans.”—Booklist (starred review) “A surprising gem and a thoroughly enjoyable read.”—Historical Novels Review “Andersen’s novel, alive with historical flair and drama, satisfies both curious and imaginative Tudor aficionados. . . . Her multidimensional characters are so real that readers will wish it was history and eagerly await the next in the trilogy.”—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) “A wonderfully imaginative and well-written tale of intrigue, high court politics and desperate love.”—Deseret News “ ‘What if . . .’ With these tantalizing words, Laura Andersen creates a fresh and vividly realized alternative world where Anne Boleyn not only lives, but also gives birth to a healthy son who will become King. With the introduction of Minuette, Princess Elizabeth’s lady-in-waiting, we meet an extraordinary young woman who embodies love and loyalty, and who fights to find the humanity at the heart of the most glamorous—and dangerous—court in Europe.”—Susan Elia MacNeal, author of Mr. Churchill’s Secretary “Full of intrigue, conspiracies, and the accurate details so essential to good historical fiction . . . Anyone who has even the slightest fascination with the Tudors will want to devour this delectable novel in a single sitting.”—Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of Death in the Floating City Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

The Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 23 votes

The Taming of the Queen is Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by Simon and Schuster 2015-08-25. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Taming of the Queen details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (23 readers) Philippa Gregory Simon and Schuster 1476758824 2015-08-25

Book Summary

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a novel of passion and power at the court of a medieval killer, a riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIII’s sixth wife Kateryn Parr. Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives—King Henry VIII—commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn’s trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry’s dangerous gaze turns on her. The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy—the punishment is death by fire and the king’s name is on the warrant... From the bestselling author who has illuminated all of Henry’s queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power, and education at the court of a medieval killer.

Meridon

Meridon

Meridon
Rating 3 / 5 based on 10 votes

Meridon is Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by Simon and Schuster 2007-11-01. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Meridon details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (10 readers) Philippa Gregory Simon and Schuster 1416588590 2007-11-01

Book Summary

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl comes the final book of the extraordinary Wideacre trilogy as the heir to the great estate comes home at last. Meridon knows she does not belong in the dirty, vagabond life of a gypsy bareback rider. The half-remembered vision of another life burns in her heart, even as her beloved sister, Dandy, risks everything for their future. Alone, Meridon follows the urgings of her dream, riding in the moonlight past the rusted gates, up the winding drive to a house—clutching the golden clasp of the necklace that was her birthright—home at last to Wideacre. The lost heir of one of England’s great estates would take her place as its mistress... Meridon is a rich, impassioned tapestry of a young woman’s journey from dreams to glittering drawing rooms and elaborate deceits, from a simple hope to a deep and fulfilling love. Set in the savage contrasts of Georgian England—a time alive with treachery, grandeur, and intrigue—Meridon is Philippa Gregory’s masterwork.

The Virgin's Lover

The Virgin's Lover

The Virgin's Lover
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 64 votes

The Virgin's Lover is Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by Simon and Schuster 2004-11-16. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Virgin's Lover details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (64 readers) Philippa Gregory Simon and Schuster 0743275349 2004-11-16

Book Summary

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) comes a riveting and scandalous love triangle between a young woman on the brink of greatness, a young man whose ambition far exceeds his means, and the wife who cannot forgive them. In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen, yet one woman hears the tidings with utter dread. She is Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, and she knows that Elizabeth’s ambitious leap to the throne will draw her husband back to the center of the glamorous Tudor court, where he was born to be. Elizabeth’s excited triumph is short-lived. She has inherited a bankrupt country where treason is rampant and foreign war a certainty. Her faithful advisors warns her that she will survive only if she marries a strong prince to govern the rebellious country, but the one man Elizabeth desires is her childhood friend, the ambitious Robert Dudley. As the young couple falls back in love, a question hangs in the air: can he really set aside his wife and marry the queen? When Amy is found dead, Elizabeth and Dudley are suddenly plunged into a struggle for survival.

The Constant Princess

The Constant Princess

The Constant Princess
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 3449 votes

The Constant Princess is Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by HarperCollins UK 2011-11-11. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Constant Princess details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (3449 readers) Philippa Gregory HarperCollins UK 0007370121 2011-11-11

Book Summary

A splendid and sumptuous historical novel from the internationally bestselling author, Philippa Gregory, telling of the early life of Katherine of Aragon.

The Wise Woman

The Wise Woman

The Wise Woman
Rating 3 / 5 based on 21 votes

The Wise Woman is Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by Simon and Schuster 2008-05-27. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Wise Woman details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (21 readers) Philippa Gregory Simon and Schuster 143910199X 2008-05-27

Book Summary

#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory weaves an unforgettable tale of a young woman’s sorcery and desire in Henry VIII’s England, where magic, lust, and power are forever intertwined. Growing up as an abandoned outcast on the moors, young Alys’ only company is her cruel foster mother, Morach, the local wise woman who is whispered to practice the dark arts. Alys joins a nunnery to escape the poverty and loneliness she has felt all her life, but all too soon her sanctuary is destroyed. King Henry VIII’s followers burn the holy place to the ground, and Alys only just manages to escape with her life, haunted by the screams of her sisters as they burned to death. She finds work in a castle not far from where she grew up as an old lord’s scribe, where she falls obsessively in love with his son Hugo. But Hugo is already married to a proud woman named Catherine. Driven to desperation by her desire, she summons the most dangerous powers Morach taught her, but quickly the passionate triangle of Alys, Hugo, and Catherine begins to explode, launching them into uncharted sexual waters. The magic Alys has conjured now has a life of its own—a life that is horrifyingly and disastrously out of control. Is she a witch? Since heresy means the stake, and witchcraft the rope, Alys is in mortal danger, treading a perilous path between her faith and her own power.

The Last Tudor

The Last Tudor

The Last Tudor
Rating 3 / 5 based on 4 votes

The Last Tudor is Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by Simon and Schuster 2017-08-08. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Last Tudor details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (4 readers) Philippa Gregory Simon and Schuster 1476758786 2017-08-08

Book Summary

The latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory features one of the most famous women in history, Lady Jane Grey, and her two sisters, each of whom dared to defy her queen. Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king’s half-sister Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner’s block, where Jane transformed her father’s greedy power-grab into tragic martyrdom. “Learn you to die,” was the advice Jane wrote to her younger sister Katherine, who has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and fall in love. But she is heir to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and then to her sister Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a Tudor son. When Katherine’s pregnancy betrays her secret marriage, she faces imprisonment in the Tower, only yards from her sister’s scaffold. “Farewell, my sister,” writes Katherine to the youngest Grey sister, Mary. A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary keeps family secrets, especially her own, while avoiding Elizabeth’s suspicious glare. After seeing her sisters defy their queens, Mary is acutely aware of her own danger, but determined to command her own life. What will happen when the last Tudor defies her ruthless and unforgiving cousin Queen Elizabeth?

Queen's Gambit

Queen's Gambit

Queen's Gambit
Rating 4 / 5 based on 39 votes

Queen's Gambit is Fiction books by Elizabeth Fremantle, publish by Simon and Schuster 2013-08-06. You may find Elizabeth Fremantle info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Queen's Gambit details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (39 readers) Elizabeth Fremantle Simon and Schuster 1476703086 2013-08-06

Book Summary

“Smart, sensual and suspenseful as a thriller, Queen’s Gambit is a must-read for Philippa Gregory fans—and heralds a brilliant new player in the court of royal fiction” (People). Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived: This is the story of the one who survived. Widowed for the second time at age thirty-one Katherine Parr falls deeply for the dashing courtier Thomas Seymour and hopes at last to marry for love. Instead, she attracts the amorous attentions of the ailing, egotistical, and dangerously powerful Henry VIII. No one is in a position to refuse a royal proposal so, haunted by the fates of his previous wives—two executions, two annulments, one death in childbirth—Katherine must wed Henry and rely on her wits and the help of her loyal servant Dot to survive the treacherous pitfalls of life as Henry’s queen. Yet as she treads the razor’s edge of court intrigue, she never quite gives up on love.

The White Queen

The White Queen

The White Queen
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 3393 votes

The White Queen is Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by Simon and Schuster 2009-08-18. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The White Queen details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (3393 readers) Philippa Gregory Simon and Schuster 1416563911 2009-08-18

Book Summary

The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life the extraordinary story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman who rises from obscurity to become Queen of England, and changes the course of history forever. Elizabeth Woodville is a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition. Her mother is Jacquetta, also known as the mystical lady of the rivers, and she is even more determined to bring power and wealth to the family line. While riding in the woods one day, Elizabeth captures the attentions of the newly crowned King Edward IV and, despite her common upbringing, marries him in secret. When she is raised up to be his queen, the English court is outraged, but Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for her family’s dominance. Yet despite her best efforts, and even with the help of her mother’s powers, her two sons become pawns in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. In this dazzling account of the deadly Wars of the Roses, brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize: the throne of England.

The Boleyn Deceit

The Boleyn Deceit

The Boleyn Deceit
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 26 votes

The Boleyn Deceit is Fiction books by Laura Andersen, publish by Ballantine Books 2013-11-05. You may find Laura Andersen info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Boleyn Deceit details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (26 readers) Laura Andersen Ballantine Books 0345534123 2013-11-05

Book Summary

Perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir, and Showtime’s The Tudors, The Boleyn Deceit is the captivating new novel set in the imagined Tudor court of King Henry IX, son of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who must navigate a terrain rife with palace intrigue, impending war, and unbridled passions. The regency period is over and William Tudor, now King Henry IX, sits alone on the throne. But England must still contend with those who doubt his legitimacy, both in faraway lands and within his own family. To diffuse tensions and appease the Catholics, William is betrothed to a young princess from France, but still he has eyes for only his childhood friend Minuette, and court tongues are wagging. Even more scandalous—and dangerous, if discovered—is that Minuette’s heart and soul belong to Dominic, William’s best friend and trusted advisor. Minuette must walk a delicate balance between her two suitors, unable to confide in anyone, not even her friend Elizabeth, William’s sister, who must contend with her own cleaved heart. In this irresistible tale, the secrets that everyone keeps are enough to change the course of an empire. Includes a preview of Laura Andersen’s The Boleyn Reckoning Praise for The Boleyn Deceit “Detailed and quick-paced, [The Boleyn Deceit] will have series fans devouring it and emerging eager for the last book. An excellent recommendation for Phillippa Gregory fans.”—Booklist (starred review) “This entertaining work of alternative history offers plenty to savor for both fans of historical romance and those whose passion is political intrigue. . . . Perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, Andersen’s novel admirably takes artistic license with history while remaining true to many aspects of real-world history. . . . [Foreshadows] a mesmerizing conclusion to the trilogy.”—Publishers Weekly “An intriguing re-imagining of Tudor England and the treacheries of court life.”—Kirkus Reviews Praise for Laura Andersen’s The Boleyn King “A sumptuous, vividly imagined novel of a Boleyn king’s fateful rise to power amid the treacherous glamour of the Tudor court.”—C. W. Gortner, author of The Queen’s Vow “Fans of both Stephenie Meyer and Philippa Gregory will find much to love in this evocative and well-written debut.”—Francine Mathews, author of Jack 1939 Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

Dark Tides

Dark Tides

Dark Tides
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

Dark Tides is Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by Simon and Schuster 2020-11-24. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Dark Tides details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (1 readers) Philippa Gregory Simon and Schuster 1501187201 2020-11-24

Book Summary

#1 New York Times bestselling author of Tidelands—the “searing portrait of a woman that resonates across the ages” (People)—returns with an evocative historical novel tracking the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice, and New England. Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy nobleman seeking the lover he deserted twenty-one years earlier. Now James Avery has everything to offer: a fortune, a title, and the favor of the newly restored King Charles II. He believes that the warehouse’s poor owner Alinor has the one thing he cannot buy—his son and heir. The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and tells her of the death of Rob—Alinor’s son—drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon. Meanwhile, Alinor’s brother Ned, in faraway New England, is making a life for himself between in the narrowing space between the jarring worlds of the English newcomers and the American Indians as they move towards inevitable war. Alinor writes to him that she knows—without doubt—that her son is alive and the widow is an imposter. But how can she prove it? Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London, in the golden streets of Venice, and on the tensely contested frontier of early America, this is a novel of greed and desire: for love, for wealth, for a child, and for home.

Philippa Gregory's The Cousins' War 3-Book Boxed Set

Philippa Gregory's The Cousins' War 3-Book Boxed Set

Philippa Gregory's The Cousins' War 3-Book Boxed Set
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

Philippa Gregory's The Cousins' War 3-Book Boxed Set is Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by Simon and Schuster 2011-12-20. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Philippa Gregory's The Cousins' War 3-Book Boxed Set details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (1 readers) Philippa Gregory Simon and Schuster 1451682956 2011-12-20

Book Summary

The Red Queen In a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, number one bestselling author Philippa Gregory has brought to life the story of a proud and determined woman who believes that she alone is destined, by her piety and lineage, to shape the course of history. In The Red Queen, Gregory illuminates the fascinating woman who founded England’s most powerful ruling line, the Tudors: Margaret Beaufort. The White Queen Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, secretly marries the newly crowned boy king of England. While she rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become the central figures in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins what is sure to be another bestselling classic series. The Lady of the Rivers The Lady of the Rivers is #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory’s remarkable story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the Wars of the Roses.

The Last Boleyn

The Last Boleyn

The Last Boleyn
Rating 4 / 5 based on 6 votes

The Last Boleyn is Fiction books by Karen Harper, publish by Crown 2006-02-28. You may find Karen Harper info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Last Boleyn details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (6 readers) Karen Harper Crown 0307345386 2006-02-28

Book Summary

She survived her own innocence, and the treachery of Europe’s royal courts; The Last Boleyn is the story of the rise and fall of the Boleyns, one of England’s most powerful families, through the eyes of the eldest daughter, Mary. Although her sister, Anne, the queen; her brother, George, executed alongside Anne; and her father, Thomas, are most remembered by history, Mary was the Boleyn who set into motion the chain of events that brought about the family’s meteoric rise to power, as well as the one who managed to escape their equally remarkable fall. Sent away to France at an extraordinarily young age, Mary is quickly plunged into the dangerous world of court politics, where everything is beautiful but deceptive, and everyone she meets is watching and quietly manipulating the events and people around them. As she grows into a woman, Mary must navigate both the dangerous waters ruled by two kings and the powerful will of her own family in order to find a place for herself and the love she so deeply desires.

Witchcraft: A Ladybird Expert Book

Witchcraft: A Ladybird Expert Book

Witchcraft: A Ladybird Expert Book
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

Witchcraft: A Ladybird Expert Book is History books by Suzannah Lipscomb, publish by Penguin UK 2018-10-04. You may find Suzannah Lipscomb info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Witchcraft: A Ladybird Expert Book details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (1 readers) Suzannah Lipscomb Penguin UK 1405933550 2018-10-04

Book Summary

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Witchcraft is an accessible, authoritative and captivating introduction to the magical myths that have coloured the popular imagination for centuries. Written by celebrated historian and broadcaster Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, Witchcraft explores the moment in history when witches were perceived to be especially dangerous: the famous witch hunts between 1450 and 1750. You'll learn how the figure of the witch remains culturally relevant. In horror films, TV shows and pop culture, the figure of the witch retains her potency to attract and repel. Witch hunts in one form or another have persisted for thousands of years. Understanding why people were and continue to be persecuted for witchcraft matters now, more than ever.

Goodness and the Literary Imagination

Goodness and the Literary Imagination

Goodness and the Literary Imagination
Rating 3 / 5 based on 214 votes

Goodness and the Literary Imagination is Literary Criticism books by Toni Morrison, publish by University of Virginia Press 2019-10-15. You may find Toni Morrison info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Goodness and the Literary Imagination details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (214 readers) Toni Morrison University of Virginia Press 0813943639 2019-10-15

Book Summary

What exactly is goodness? Where is it found in the literary imagination? Toni Morrison, one of American letters’ greatest voices, pondered these perplexing questions in her celebrated Ingersoll Lecture, delivered at Harvard University in 2012 and published now for the first time. Perhaps because it is overshadowed by the more easily defined evil, goodness often escapes our attention. Recalling many literary examples, from Ahab to Coetzee’s Michael K, Morrison seeks the essence of goodness and ponders its significant place in her writing. She considers the concept in relation to unforgettable characters from her own works of fiction and arrives at conclusions that are both eloquent and edifying. In a lively interview conducted for this book, Morrison further elaborates on her lecture’s ideas, discussing goodness not only in literature but in society and history—particularly black history, which has responded to centuries of brutality with profound creativity. Morrison’s essay is followed by a series of responses by scholars in the fields of religion, ethics, history, and literature to her thoughts on goodness and evil, mercy and love, racism and self-destruction, language and liberation, together with close examination of literary and theoretical expressions from her works. Each of these contributions, written by a scholar of religion, considers the legacy of slavery and how it continues to shape our memories, our complicities, our outcries, our lives, our communities, our literature, and our faith. In addition, the contributors engage the religious orientation in Morrison’s novels so that readers who encounter her many memorable characters such as Sula, Beloved, or Frank Money will learn and appreciate how Morrison’s notions of goodness and mercy also reflect her understanding of the sacred and the human spirit.

A Dangerous Inheritance

A Dangerous Inheritance

A Dangerous Inheritance
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 27 votes

A Dangerous Inheritance is Fiction books by Alison Weir, publish by Doubleday Canada 2012-10-02. You may find Alison Weir info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the A Dangerous Inheritance details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (27 readers) Alison Weir Doubleday Canada 0385678878 2012-10-02

Book Summary

England's Tower of London was the terrifying last stop for generations of English political prisoners. A Dangerous Inheritance weaves together the lives and fates of four of its youngest and most blameless: Lady Katherine Grey, Lady Jane's younger sister; Kate Plantagenet, an English princess who lived nearly a century before her; and Edward and Richard, the boy princes imprisoned by their ruthless uncle, Richard III, never to be heard from again. Across the years, these four young royals shared the same small rooms in their dark prison, as all four shared the unfortunate role of being perceived as threats to the reigning monarch. Weaving together their lives and fates into a dark mystery of thwarted love and ruthless ambition, Alison Weir has written the most suspenseful, large-scale novel of her career.

The White Princess

The White Princess

The White Princess
Rating 3 / 5 based on 28 votes

The White Princess is Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by Simon and Schuster 2013-07-23. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The White Princess details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (28 readers) Philippa Gregory Simon and Schuster 1451626150 2013-07-23

Book Summary

Adapted for the STARZ original series, The White Princess. Love to the Death. When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house—Elizabeth of York—to unify a country divided by war for more than three decades. But his bride is still in love with his dead enemy, and her mother and half of England remain loyal to her brother, the missing York heir. Henry’s greatest fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to reclaim the throne. When a young man who would be king invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her lost brother: the rose of York come home at last. “A bloody irresistible read.” —People “Bring on the blood, sex, and tears!...You name it, it’s all here.” —USA TODAY

Tidelands

Tidelands

Tidelands
Rating 4 / 5 based on 17 votes

Tidelands is Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by Simon and Schuster 2019-08-20. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Tidelands details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (17 readers) Philippa Gregory Simon and Schuster 1501187171 2019-08-20

Book Summary

This New York Times bestseller from “one of the great storytellers of our time” (San Francisco Book Review) turns from the glamour of the royal courts to tell the story of an ordinary woman, Alinor, living in a dangerous time for a woman to be different. A country at war A king beheaded A woman with a dangerous secret On Midsummer’s Eve, Alinor waits in the church graveyard, hoping to encounter the ghost of her missing husband and thus confirm his death. Until she can, she is neither maiden nor wife nor widow, living in a perilous limbo. Instead she meets James, a young man on the run. She shows him the secret ways across the treacherous marshy landscape of the Tidelands, not knowing she is leading a spy and an enemy into her life. England is in the grip of a bloody civil war that reaches into the most remote parts of the kingdom. Alinor’s suspicious neighbors are watching each other for any sign that someone might be disloyal to the new parliament, and Alinor’s ambition and determination mark her as a woman who doesn’t follow the rules. They have always whispered about the sinister power of Alinor’s beauty, but the secrets they don’t know about her and James are far more damning. This is the time of witch-mania, and if the villagers discover the truth, they could take matters into their own hands. “This is Gregory par excellence” (Kirkus Reviews). “Fans of Gregory’s works and of historicals in general will delight in this page-turning tale” (Library Journal, starred review) that is “superb… A searing portrait of a woman that resonates across the ages” (People).

The Princess Rules

The Princess Rules

The Princess Rules
Rating 4 / 5 based on 1 votes

The Princess Rules is Juvenile Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by HarperCollins UK 2019-11-14. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Princess Rules details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (1 readers) Philippa Gregory HarperCollins UK 0008339805 2019-11-14

Book Summary

Princess Florizella may live in a classic fairy-tale world, but she’s no ordinary princess... These three stories were originally published under the titles Princess Florizella, Princess Florizella and the Wolves and Princess Florizella and the Giant.

Stormbringers

Stormbringers

Stormbringers
Rating 3 / 5 based on 10 votes

Stormbringers is Young Adult Fiction books by Philippa Gregory, publish by Simon and Schuster 2013-06-04. You may find Philippa Gregory info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Stormbringers details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (10 readers) Philippa Gregory Simon and Schuster 1442476893 2013-06-04

Book Summary

The second book in a YA quartet filled with intrigue, mystery, and romance, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory. The year is 1453, and the end of the world is closer than ever. As Luca and Isolde continue their journey, their attraction grows with each passing day. Even as they try to remain focused on the mysteries they’ve been ordered to investigate, the tension between them builds. Their budding, illicit relationship is put on hold when a boy, Johann, and his army of children arrive in town. Johann claims to have divine orders to lead the children across Europe to the Holy Land, and the townspeople readily accept his claims. Luca wants to believe, but his training tells him to question everything...but when Johann’s prophecy begins to come true, Luca wonders if they have finally stumbled upon a real miracle. Yet even the greatest miracles have the potential for darkness…and the chaos that follows Johann is unlike anything anyone could have imagined. The second in Philippa Gregory’s four-book series delves further into a forbidden romance and an epic quest as secrets about The Order of Darkness are finally revealed...

Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession

Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession

Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 5 votes

Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession is Fiction books by Alison Weir, publish by Ballantine Books 2017-05-16. You may find Alison Weir info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Anne Boleyn, A King's Obsession details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (5 readers) Alison Weir Ballantine Books 1101966521 2017-05-16

Book Summary

In this second novel of Alison Weir’s epic Six Tudor Queens series, the acclaimed author and historian weaves exciting new research into the story of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s most infamous wife, a woman ahead of her time whose very life—and death—forever changed a nation. Born into a noble English family, Anne is barely a teenager when she is sent from her family’s Hever Castle to serve at the royal court of the Netherlands. This strategic move on the part of her opportunistic father also becomes a chance for the girl to grow and discover herself. There, and later in France, Anne thrives, preferring to absorb the works of progressive writers rather than participate in courtly flirtations. She also begins to understand the inequalities and indignities suffered by her gender. Anne isn’t completely inured to the longings of the heart, but her powerful family has ambitious plans for her future that override any wishes of her own. When the King of England himself, Henry VIII, asks Anne to be his mistress, she spurns his advances—reminding him that he is a married man who has already conducted an affair with her sister, Mary. Anne’s rejection only intensifies Henry’s pursuit, but in the absence of a male heir—and given an aging Queen Katherine—the opportunity to elevate and protect the Boleyn family, and to exact vengeance on her envious detractors, is too tempting for Anne to resist, even as it proves to be her undoing. While history tells of how Anne Boleyn died, this compelling new novel reveals how fully she lived. Praise for Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obession “Superb . . . page-turning biographical fiction, hauntingly and beautifully told . . . psychologically penetrating.”—Historical Novels Review “Immaculately researched and convincing . . . This tale of Anne’s ascent and demise cannot escape comparisons with Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall series.”—The Times “A tragic, misrepresented figure, one of history’s original nasty women . . . Weir’s fictional Anne is ferociously smart and guilty of nothing but craving the power that's rightfully hers to claim.”—NPR “One of historical fiction’s most compelling and exciting portraits of the enduringly fascinating and mysterious Anne Boleyn.”—Lancashire Evening Post “As always, Weir demonstrates a keen eye for crafting dramatic scenes of beautiful, accurate detail, instilling in the reader a vivid sense of being there.”—Booklist

The Sunne In Splendour

The Sunne In Splendour

The Sunne In Splendour
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 51 votes

The Sunne In Splendour is Fiction books by Sharon Kay Penman, publish by St. Martin's Griffin 2008-01-22. You may find Sharon Kay Penman info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Sunne In Splendour details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (51 readers) Sharon Kay Penman St. Martin's Griffin 1429930098 2008-01-22

Book Summary

The classic, magnificent bestselling novel about Richard III, now in a special thirtieth anniversary edition with a new preface by the author In this triumphant combination of scholarship and storytelling, Sharon Kay Penman redeems Richard III—vilified as the bitter, twisted, scheming hunchback who murdered his nephews, the princes in the Tower—from his maligned place in history. Born into the treacherous courts of fifteenth-century England, in the midst of what history has called The War of the Roses, Richard was raised in the shadow of his charismatic brother, King Edward IV. Loyal to his friends and passionately in love with the one woman who was denied him, Richard emerges as a gifted man far more sinned against than sinning. With revisions throughout and a new author's preface discussing the astonishing discovery of Richard's remains five centuries after his death, Sharon Kay Penman's brilliant classic is more powerful and glorious than ever.

The Boleyn Women

The Boleyn Women

The Boleyn Women
Rating 3 / 5 based on 759 votes

The Boleyn Women is History books by Elizabeth Norton, publish by Amberley Publishing Limited 2013-07-15. You may find Elizabeth Norton info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Boleyn Women details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (759 readers) Elizabeth Norton Amberley Publishing Limited 1445618087 2013-07-15

Book Summary

The family of Anne Boleyn, the infamous wife of Henry VIII, appeared from nowhere at the end of the fourteenth century and rose to prominence at the beginning of a century that would end with a Boleyn woman, Elizabeth I, on the throne.

Mary Boleyn

Mary Boleyn

Mary Boleyn
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 35 votes

Mary Boleyn is History books by Alison Weir, publish by McClelland & Stewart 2011-10-04. You may find Alison Weir info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Mary Boleyn details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (35 readers) Alison Weir McClelland & Stewart 0771089236 2011-10-04

Book Summary

Sister to Queen Anne Boleyn, seduced by two kings, she was an intimate player in one of history’s most gripping dramas. Yet much of what we know about Mary Boleyn has been fostered through garbled gossip, romantic fiction, and the misconceptions repeated by historians. Now, in her latest book, New York Times bestselling author and noted British historian Alison Weir gives us the first ever full-scale, in-depth biography of Henry VIII’s famous mistress, in which Weir explodes much of the mythology that surrounds Mary Boleyn and uncovers the truth about one of the most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age. With the same brand of extensive forensic research she brought to her acclaimed book The Lady in the Tower, Weir facilitates here a new portrayal of her subjects, revealing how Mary was treated by her ambitious family and the likely nature of the relationship between the Boleyn sisters. She also posits new evidence regarding the reputation of Mary’s mother, Elizabeth Howard, who was rumored to have been an early mistress of Henry VIII. Weir unravels the truth about Mary’s much-vaunted notoriety at the French court and her relations with King François I. She offers plausible theories as to what happened to Mary during the undocumented years of her life, and shows that, far from marrying an insignificant and complacent nonentity, she made a brilliant match with a young man who was the King’s cousin and a rising star at court. Weir also explores Mary’s own position and role at the English court, and how she became Henry VIII’s mistress. She tracks the probable course of their affair and investigates Mary’s real reputation. With new and compelling evidence, Weir presents the most conclusive answer to date on the paternity of Mary’s children, long speculated to have been Henry VIII’s progeny. She also explains why there is barely a mention of Mary in historical records at the time of Anne Boleyn’s notorious fall in 1536. Alison Weir has drawn fascinating information from the original sources of the period to piece together a life steeped in mystery and misfortune, debunking centuries-old myths and disproving accepted assertions, to give us the truth about Mary Boleyn, the so-called great and infamous whore.

The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s

The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s

The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s
Rating 4 / 5 based on 447 votes

The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s is History books by R. W. Hoyle, publish by OUP Oxford 2001-05-17. You may find R. W. Hoyle info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (447 readers) R. W. Hoyle OUP Oxford 0191543365 2001-05-17

Book Summary

This is the first full account of the Pilgrimage of Grace since 1915. In the autumn and winter of 1536, Henry VIII faced risings first in Lincolnshire, then throughout northern England. These rebellions posed the greatest threat of any encountered by a Tudor monarch. The Pilgrimage of Grace has traditionally been assumed to have been a spontaneous protest against the Dissolution of the Monasteries, but R. W. Hoyle's lively and intriguing study reveals the full story. Professor Hoyle examines the origins of the rebellions in Louth and their spread; he offers new interpretations of the behaviour of many of the leading rebels, including Robert Aske and Thomas, Lord Darcy; and he reveals how the engine behind the uprising was the commons, and notably the artisans, of some of the smaller northern towns. Casting new light on the personality of Henry VIII himself, Professor Hoyle shows how the gentry of the North worked to dismantle the movement and help the crown neutralize it by guile as events unfolded towards their often tragic conclusions.

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn
Rating 4 / 5 based on 969 votes

Anne Boleyn is History books by Amy Licence, publish by Amberley Publishing Limited 2017-11-15. You may find Amy Licence info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Anne Boleyn details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (969 readers) Amy Licence Amberley Publishing Limited 1445643537 2017-11-15

Book Summary

THE biography of the most alluring, important and enigmatic of Henry VIII's six wives - Anne Boleyn.

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (Book Analysis)

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (Book Analysis)

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (Book Analysis)
Rating 3 / 5 based on 496 votes

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (Book Analysis) is Study Aids books by Bright Summaries, publish by BrightSummaries.com 2019-04-03. You may find Bright Summaries info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (Book Analysis) details.


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3 (496 readers) Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com 2808017561 2019-04-03

Book Summary

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Other Boleyn Girl with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory, which looks at the life and love affairs of Anne Boleyn’s younger sister Mary. Unlike her sister, who rose to become one of the most famous figures in English history, Mary is not seduced by the glamour of the court, but Henry VIII’s roving eye and the machinations of her ambitious family pull her into a whirlwind of intrigue and ambition. The novel is among Philippa Gregory’s best-known works and enjoys immense popularity around the world. Philippa Gregory is an English writer who is known for her historical fiction, particularly her novels focusing on the Plantagenets and the Tudors. Find out everything you need to know about The Other Boleyn Girl in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Tudor and Stuart Consorts

Tudor and Stuart Consorts

Tudor and Stuart Consorts
Rating 3 / 5 based on 147 votes

Tudor and Stuart Consorts is History books by Aidan Norrie,Carolyn Harris,J. L. Laynesmith,Danna R. Messer,Elena Woodacre, publish by Springer Nature 2022-07-20. You may find Aidan Norrie,Carolyn Harris,J. L. Laynesmith,Danna R. Messer,Elena Woodacre info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Tudor and Stuart Consorts details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (147 readers) Aidan Norrie,Carolyn Harris,J. L. Laynesmith,Danna R. Messer,Elena Woodacre Springer Nature 3030951979 2022-07-20

Book Summary

This book examines the lives and tenures of all the consorts of the Tudor and Stuart monarchs of England between 1485 and 1714, as well as the wives of the two Lords Protector during the Commonwealth. The figures in Tudor and Stuart Consorts are both incredibly familiar—especially the six wives of Henry VIII—and exceedingly unfamiliar, such as George of Denmark, the husband of Queen Anne. These innovative and authoritative biographies recognise the important role consorts played in a period before constitutional monarchy: in addition to correcting popular assumptions that are based on limited historical evidence, the chapters provide a fuller picture of the role of consort that goes beyond discussions of exceptionalism and subversion. This volume and its companions reveal the changing nature of English consortship from the Norman Conquest to today.

Royal Inheritance

Royal Inheritance

Royal Inheritance
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 5 votes

Royal Inheritance is Fiction books by Kate Emerson, publish by Simon and Schuster 2013-09-24. You may find Kate Emerson info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Royal Inheritance details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (5 readers) Kate Emerson Simon and Schuster 1451661533 2013-09-24

Book Summary

This new novel in the “wonderfully absorbing” (Library Journal) Secrets of the Tudor Court series, features a tailor’s daughter who suspects she is an illegitimate offspring of King Henry VIII. Audrey Malte is illegitimate, though her beloved father—tailor to King Henry VIII—prefers to call her “merry-begot,” saying there was much joy in her making. Then Audrey visits the royal court with her father, and the whispers start about Audrey’s distinctive Tudor-red hair and the kindness that the king shows her. Did dashing Henry perhaps ask Malte to raise a royal love child? The king’s favor, however, brings Audrey constraint as well as opportunity. Though she holds tender feelings for her handsome music tutor, John Harington, the king is pressuring her to marry into the family of treacherous, land-hungry Sir Richard Southwell. Audrey determines to learn the truth about her birth at last. The answer may give her the freedom to give her heart as she chooses . . . or it could ensnare her deeper in an enemy’s ruthless scheme.

Encyclopedia of Tudor England [3 volumes]

Encyclopedia of Tudor England [3 volumes]

Encyclopedia of Tudor England [3 volumes]
Rating 5 / 5 based on 2 votes

Encyclopedia of Tudor England [3 volumes] is History books by John A. Wagner Ph.D.,Susan Walters Schmid Ph.D., publish by ABC-CLIO 2011-12-09. You may find John A. Wagner Ph.D.,Susan Walters Schmid Ph.D. info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Encyclopedia of Tudor England [3 volumes] details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (2 readers) John A. Wagner Ph.D.,Susan Walters Schmid Ph.D. ABC-CLIO 1598842994 2011-12-09

Book Summary

Authority and accessibility combine to bring the history and the drama of Tudor England to life. Almost 900 engaging entries cover the life and times of Henry VIII, Mary I, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, and much, much more. • Almost 900 entries covering people, events, ideas, movements, institutions, and publications • An extensive chronology of important events from the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603 • Maps and photographs • A guide to related topics • Appendixes that include genealogies and lists of European monarchs, contemporary popes, English bishops, speakers and sessions of Parliament, and major battles, rebellions, and uprisings • A bibliography of historical novels set in the period • An annotated list of films and television programs set in the period • A list of useful websites • An extensive, up-to-date bibliography divided into topical sections

Henry VIII and History

Henry VIII and History

Henry VIII and History
Rating 4 / 5 based on 452 votes

Henry VIII and History is History books by Thomas S. Freeman, publish by Routledge 2016-12-05. You may find Thomas S. Freeman info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Henry VIII and History details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (452 readers) Thomas S. Freeman Routledge 1351930885 2016-12-05

Book Summary

Henry VIII remains the most iconic and controversial of all English Kings. For over four-hundred years he has been lauded, reviled and mocked, but rarely ignored. In his many guises - model Renaissance prince, Defender of the Faith, rapacious plunderer of the Church, obese Bluebeard-- he has featured in numerous works of fact and faction, in books, magazines, paintings, theatre, film and television. Yet despite this perennial fascination with Henry the man and monarch, there has been little comprehensive exploration of his historiographic legacy. Therefore scholars will welcome this collection, which provides a systematic survey of Henry's reputation from his own age through to the present. Divided into three sections, the volume begins with an examination of Henry's reputation in the period between his death and the outbreak of the English Civil War, a time that was to create many of the tropes that would dominate his historical legacy. The second section deals with the further evolution of his reputation, from the Restoration to Edwardian era, a time when Catholic commentators and women writers began moving into the mainstream of English print culture. The final section covers the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, which witnessed an explosion of representations of Henry, both in print and on screen. Taken together these studies, by a distinguished group of international scholars, offer a lively and engaging overview of how Henry's reputation has been used, abused and manipulated in both academia and popular culture since the sixteenth century. They provide intriguing insights into how he has been reinvented at different times to reflect the cultural, political and religious demands of the moment; sometimes as hero, sometimes as villain, but always as an unmistakable and iconic figure in the historical landscape.

Henry VIII in Twenty-First Century Popular Culture

Henry VIII in Twenty-First Century Popular Culture

Henry VIII in Twenty-First Century Popular Culture
Rating 4 / 5 based on 868 votes

Henry VIII in Twenty-First Century Popular Culture is Social Science books by Jonas Takors, publish by Lexington Books 2017-03-23. You may find Jonas Takors info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Henry VIII in Twenty-First Century Popular Culture details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (868 readers) Jonas Takors Lexington Books 149854441X 2017-03-23

Book Summary

This book examines the role of historians, novelists, directors, and their audiences in shaping twenty-first century versions of Henry VIII. It shows how popular stories and histories contribute to a change in how Henry VIII is seen and discusses the debates surrounding these changes.

The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction
Rating 4 / 5 based on 921 votes

The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction is Language Arts & Disciplines books by Jennifer S. Baker, publish by American Library Association 2014-09. You may find Jennifer S. Baker info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (921 readers) Jennifer S. Baker American Library Association 083891165X 2014-09

Book Summary

Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.

The Power of Words (2)

The Power of Words (2)

The Power of Words (2)
Rating 4 / 5 based on 611 votes

The Power of Words (2) is Language Arts & Disciplines books by Stilovsky,Schrödinger, publish by AuthorHouse 2020-02-24. You may find Stilovsky,Schrödinger info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Power of Words (2) details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (611 readers) Stilovsky,Schrödinger AuthorHouse 1728399041 2020-02-24

Book Summary

Literature of all kinds plays such an important place in our lives whether it’s biography, classics, crime or poetry. In this non-fiction volume you will find a mine of facts which will fascinate all who love books. Felix Schrödinger and Pyotr Stilovsky have compiled in this, the fifth volume of the series, a compendium of information that will appeal to all who love language and especially those who seek out knowledge for its own sake.

Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide

Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide

Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide
Rating 3 / 5 based on 445 votes

Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide is Language Arts & Disciplines books by Nick Rennison, publish by A&C Black 2009-01-01. You may find Nick Rennison info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (445 readers) Nick Rennison A&C Black 1408103540 2009-01-01

Book Summary

Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some the best literature to grace our shelves. This greatly expanded edition includes the latest contemporary authors and landmark novels, an expanded non-fiction section, a timeline setting historical events against literary milestones, prize-winner and book club lists. An accessible and easy-to-read guide that no serious book lover should be without. "The essential guide to the wild uncharted world of contemporary and 20th century writing." Robert McCrum, The Observer


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