The Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781476758817
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Release: 2016-03-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781476758794
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Release: 2015-08-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the Starz original series The White Queen, a riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIII’s sixth wife Kateryn Parr, the first English queen to publish under her own name. Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse… 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 an author who has described 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.

The Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781476758824
Available:
Release: 2015-08-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781471133008
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Release: 2015-08-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse... 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 an author who has described 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.

The Other Queen

The Other Queen
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781439126660
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Release: 2008-09-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory—a dazzling new novel about the intriguing, romantic, and maddening Mary, Queen of Scots. Fleeing violent rebellions in Scotland, Mary looks to Queen Elizabeth of England for sanctuary. Though promised protection, Mary, perceived as a serious threat to the English crown, is soon imprisoned by her former friend as a “guest” in the house of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick. The newly married couple welcomes the condemned queen into their home, certain that serving as her hosts and jailers will bring them an advantage in the cutthroat world of the Elizabethan court. To their horror, they grow to realize that the task will bankrupt their estate and lose them what little favor they’ve managed to gain as their home becomes the epicenter of intrigue and rebellion against Queen Elizabeth. And Mary is not as hopeless as she appears, manipulating the earl and spinning her own web of treachery and deceit, as she sharpens her weapons to reclaim her Scottish throne—and to take over Queen Elizabeth’s of England.

The Queen s Fool

The Queen s Fool
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781416593973
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Release: 2008-02-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#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.

The White Queen

The White Queen
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 415
ISBN: 9781476735481
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Release: 2013-07-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A tale of the Wars of the Roses follows Elizabeth Woodville, who ascends to royalty and fights for the well-being of her family, including two sons whose imprisonment in the Tower of London precedes a devastating unsolved mystery.

The Last Tudor

The Last Tudor
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781476758787
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Release: 2017-08-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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?

The Boleyn Inheritance

The Boleyn Inheritance
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781439124673
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Release: 2008-12-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lady-in-waiting Jane Boleyn, the only survivor of the ambitious Boleyn family, testifies against Henry VIII's latest queen, Anne of Cleves, and conspires to place her young cousin, Katherine Howard, on the throne.

Queen s Gambit

Queen s Gambit
Author: Elizabeth Fremantle
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9781476703077
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Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A tale inspired by the life of Henry VIII's sixth wife follows her reluctant marriage to the egotistical and powerful king in spite of her love for Thomas Seymour, a situation that compels her to make careful choices in a treacherous court.

The Constant Princess

The Constant Princess
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 393
ISBN: 9780743272483
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Release: 2005-12-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fictional portrait of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon, follows her through her youthful marriage to Henry's older brother, Arthur, her widowhood, her marriage to Henry, and the divorce that led to Henry's marriage to Anne Boleyn.

Three Sisters Three Queens

Three Sisters  Three Queens
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781471133046
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Release: 2016-08-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters. We never take our eyes off each other. In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other.” When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined – with Margaret’s younger sister Mary – to a sisterhood unique in all the world. 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. Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margaret’s boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. 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. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.

The Other Boleyn Girl Movie Tie In

The Other Boleyn Girl  Movie Tie In
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9781416560609
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Release: 2008-01-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The daughters of a ruthlessly ambitious family, Mary and Anne Boleyn are sent to the court of Henry VIII to attract the attention of the king, who first takes Mary as his mistress, in which role she bears him an illegitimate son, and then Anne as his wife. Reprint. 250,000 first printing. (A Columbia Pictures film, written by Peter Morgan, directed by Justin Chadwick, releasing Fall 2007, starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, and others) (Historical Fiction)

The Taming of a Princess

The Taming of a Princess
Author: COMMANDER JAMES. BONDAGE
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1786950782
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Release: 2017-06-28
Editor: Fetish World Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Princess Elizabeth was a problem for which her father had no solution. Although she was young, beautiful, intelligent, she was unmarriageable because of her notorious temper and the fact that she had no intention of marrying anyone. What was needed was a strong man who could take her in hand and master her. Baron Frederick Harzel was a man who possessed both the stern will and well equipped dungeon to take on this task, and he was an expert on breaking the wills of girls like the haughty Princess. This book is the prequel to the novel Trapped Princess, and tells the story of the wild and unmanageable Princess Elizabeth, who is conquered by Baron Harzel and put to work as his Court Slut.

Cousins War Collection

Cousins  War Collection
Author: Phillipa Gregory
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1471140318
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Release: 2014-08-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Philippa Gregory 3 Book Set

Philippa Gregory 3 Book Set
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 1440
ISBN: 0007513690
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Release: 2012-11-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A delightful set of three of Philippa Gregory's bestselling Tudor Court series, THE QUEEN'S FOOL, THE VIRGIN'S LOVER and THE OTHER QUEEN, perfect for a great Christmas present.

Life and Gabriella

Life and Gabriella
Author: Ellen Glasgow
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781442912861
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Release: 2008-11-07
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Order of Darkness Volumes I III

Order of Darkness Volumes I III
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 1040
ISBN: 9781534406551
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Release: 2017-06-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bind-up of all three titles:Changeling; Stormbringers; Fools' Gold.

Broken Identity

Broken Identity
Author: Ashley Williams
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9780768489507
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Release: 2011-09-20
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drake Pearson, a narrow-minded 18-year-old barely enduring Missouri’s heat, is tired of feeling empty. Living conditions are about as cozy as a cardboard box, on account of his alcoholic father who can find nothing better to do than argue relentlessly with him. When Drake thinks he can’t take another blow, he is reminded daily of his mom who vanished twelve years ago. And now there’s a dead body. After a terrible accident turns into a protected secret, a twisted string of events brings Drake miles away from home to an elderly man’s front door. Every promising opportunity also brings new doubts and temptations to run away—this time for good. When the secret he has kept locked away threatens to reveal itself, Drake knows he must shield it with his very life, even if the love he has been shown undeservingly is about to be destroyed.

Earthly Joys

Earthly Joys
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780743286602
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Release: 2005-06-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory brings to life the passionate, turbulent times of seventeenth-century England as seen through the eyes of the country’s most famous royal gardener. John Tradescant’s fame and skill as a gardener are unsurpassed in seventeenth-century England, but it is his clear-sighted honesty and loyalty that make him an invaluable servant. As an informal confidant of Sir Robert Cecil, adviser to King James I, he witnesses the making of history, from the Gunpowder Plot to the accession of King Charles I and the growing animosity between Parliament and court. Tradescant’s talents soon come to the attention of the most powerful man in the country, the irresistible Duke of Buckingham, the lover of King Charles I. Tradescant has always been faithful to his masters, but Buckingham is unlike any he has ever known: flamboyant, outrageously charming, and utterly reckless. Every certainty upon which Tradescant has based his life—his love of his wife and children, his passion for his work, his loyalty to his country—is shattered as he follows Buckingham to court, to war, and to the forbidden territories of human love.