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The King's Curse

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ISBN 10 : 9781451626162
Pages : 624 pages
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Download The King's Curse in PDF Full Online Free by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-09-09 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the acclaimed Starz series The White Queen comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII’s stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England. As an heir to the Plantagenets, Margaret is seen by the King’s mother, the Red Queen, as a rival to the Tudor claim to the throne. She is buried in marriage to a Tudor supporter—Sir Richard Pole, governor of Wales—and becomes guardian to Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. But Margaret’s destiny, as cousin to the White Princess, is not for a life in the shadows. Tragedy throws her into poverty, yet a royal death restores her to her place at young Henry VIII’s court where she becomes chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. There she watches the dominance of the Spanish queen over her husband and her tragic decline. Amid the rapid deterioration of the Tudor court, Margaret must choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical Henry VIII or to her beloved queen. Caught between the old and the new, Margaret must find her own way, concealing her knowledge that an old curse cast upon all the Tudors is slowly coming true...

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The Last Tudor

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ISBN 10 : 1471133052
Pages : 528 pages
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Download The Last Tudor in PDF Full Online Free by Philippa Gregory and published by . This book was released on 2017-08-08 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'How long do I have?' I force a laugh. 'Not long,' he says very quietly. 'They have confirmed your sentence of death. You are to be beheaded tomorrow. We don't have long at all.' Jane Grey was Queen of England for nine days. Using her position as cousin to the deceased king, her father and his conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the king's half-sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block. There Jane turned her father's greedy, failed grab for power into her own brave and tragic martyrdom. 'Learn you to die' is the advice that Jane gives in a letter to her younger sister Katherine, who has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and find love. But her lineage makes her a threat to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and, when Mary dies, to her sister Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a potential royal heir before she does. So when Katherine's secret marriage is revealed by her pregnancy, she too must go to the Tower. 'Farewell, my sister,' writes Katherine to the youngest Grey sister, Mary. A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary finds it easy to keep secrets, especially her own, while avoiding Elizabeth's suspicious glare. After watching her sisters defy the queen, Mary is aware of her own perilous position as a possible heir to the throne. But she is determined to command her own destiny and be the last Tudor to risk her life in matching wits with her ruthless and unforgiving cousin Elizabeth. Praise for Philippa Gregory: 'Meticulously researched and deeply entertaining, this story of betrayal and divided loyalties is Gregory on top form' Good Housekeeping 'Gregory has popularised Tudor history perhaps more than any other living fiction writer...all of her books feature strong, complex women, doing their best to improve their lives in worlds dominated by men' Sunday Times 'Engrossing' Sunday Express 'Popular historical fiction at its finest, immaculately researched and superbly told' The Times

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The Wise Woman

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ISBN 10 : 9781439101995
Pages : 528 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (99 downloads)

Download The Wise Woman in PDF Full Online Free by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-05-27 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #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.

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Wideacre

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ISBN 10 : 9781416589556
Pages : 656 pages
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Download Wideacre in PDF Full Online Free by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-11-01 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory comes the stunning first novel of a thrilling trilogy about the Lacey family, and the captivating woman at the heart of a power-hungry estate willing to go to any means to protect her family name. Beatrice Lacey, as strong-minded as she is beautiful, refuses to conform to the social customs of her time. Destined to lose her heritage and beloved Wideacre estate once she is wed, Beatrice will use any means necessary to protect her ancestral name. Seduction, betrayal, even murder—Beatrice’s passion is without apology or conscience. “She is a Lacey of Wideacre,” her father warns, “and whatever she does, however she behaves, will always be fitting.” Yet even as Beatrice’s scheming seems about to yield her dream, she is haunted by the one living person who knows the extent of her plans...and her capacity for evil. Sumptuously set in Georgian England from the “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY), Wideacre is intensely gripping, rich in texture, and full of color and authenticity. It is a saga as irresistible in its singular magic as its heroine.

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The Last Tudor

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ISBN 10 : 9781476758787
Pages : 528 pages
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Download The Last Tudor in PDF Full Online Free by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-08-08 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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?

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Sir Henry Neville, Alias William Shakespeare

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9781476618371
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Sir Henry Neville, Alias William Shakespeare in PDF Full Online Free by Mark Bradbeer and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-01-28 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakspere’s history plays are more than dramatized history lessons. They explore contemporary dangers inherent in royal succession at a time when Elizabeth I decreed that mere discussion of who would inherit the throne was treason. The plays were political and therefore dangerous. Yet William Shakspere from Stratford-upon-Avon was never arrested for his writing nor spent time in prison, unlike his fellow playwrights Marlowe, Kyd and Jonson. In 1601 Sir Henry Neville was imprisoned and “Shakespeare” stopped writing history plays. The identification of Neville as an authorship candidate, put forward by James and Rubinstein (2005), urges reinterpretation of the plays. Neville enjoyed privileged access to the Holinshed Chronicles (1587), a primary source for the plays. He was ambassador to France and spoke French (see Henry V), knew the descendants of Jack Cade (Henry VI Part 2), was familiar with Crosby Place (Richard III) and lived in Blackfriars (Henry VIII). This book reveals new evidence of Neville’s authorship, with examples of annotation found in books from Neville’s library suggesting they were source material for the plays. Numerous anomalies in the plays indicate Shakespeare’s consistent bias in portraying the Nevilles in a positive light, revealing the hidden author’s political viewpoint and true identity.

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The Favored Child

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ISBN 10 : 9781439103401
Pages : 624 pages
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Download The Favored Child in PDF Full Online Free by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-06-30 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory comes the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestseller Wideacre as the once-great Lacey estate is restored to its former grandeur—though not without cost. The Wideacre estate is bankrupt. The villagers are living in poverty and formerly stunning hall is a smoke-blackened ruin. But, in the Dower House nearby, two children are being raised in protected innocence. Equal claimants to the estate, rivals for the love of the village, they are tied by a secret childhood betrothal but forbidden to marry. Only one can be the favored child—only one can inherit the magical understanding between the land and the Lacey family that can make the Sussex village grow green again. Only one can be Beatrice Lacey’s true heir. Sensual, gripping, and mystical, The Favored Child irresistibly sweeps the reader into a world of secrets, betrayals, and power in this revolutionary period of English history.

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A Respectable Trade

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ISBN 10 : 9780743272544
Pages : 512 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (544 downloads)

Download A Respectable Trade in PDF Full Online Free by Philippa Gregory and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-02 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Entering into an arranged marriage with an aspiring merchant in 1787 Bristol, Frances Scott is discouraged by her slavery-dependent lifestyle and unexpectedly falls for African slave and former Yoruba priest Mehuru. By the author of The Other Boleyn Girl. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

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Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition

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ISBN 10 : 9781440858482
Pages : 420 pages
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Download Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition in PDF Full Online Free by Diana Tixier Herald and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-05-31 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

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Richard III

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Publisher : Cherrytree Books
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ISBN 10 : 1842340492
Pages : 38 pages
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Download Richard III in PDF Full Online Free by Jennifer Mulherin and published by Cherrytree Books. This book was released on 2001 with total page 38 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses the plot, historical context, and characters of the Shakesperean classic play, and includes a timeline of the author's life and works.

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The Other Boleyn Girl

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ISBN 10 : 9780006514008
Pages : 547 pages
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Download The Other Boleyn Girl in PDF Full Online Free by Philippa Gregory and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2002 with total page 547 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mary Boleyn catches the eye of Henry VIII when she comes to court as a girl of fourteen. Dazzled by the golden prince, Mary's joy is cut short when she discovers that she is a pawn in the dynastic plots of her family. When the capricious king's interest wanes, Mary is ordered to pass on her knowledge of how to please him to her friend and rival : her sister, Anne. Anne soon becomes irresistible to Henry, and Mary can do nothing but watch her sister's rise. Anne stops at nothing to achieve her own ambition. From now on, Mary will be no more than the other Boleyn girl. But beyond the court is a man who dares to challenge the power of her family to offer Mary a life of freedom and passion. If only she has the courage to break away - before the Boleyn enemies turn on the Boleyn girls...

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The Table Book

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ISBN 10 : UVA:X000440187
Pages : 1058 pages
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079753698
Pages : 1084 pages
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William Shakespeare, the Wars of the Roses and the Historians

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015051832155
Pages : 248 pages
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Download William Shakespeare, the Wars of the Roses and the Historians in PDF Full Online Free by Keith Dockray and published by Tempus Pub Limited. This book was released on 2002 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For historians of the Wars of the Roses William Shakespeare is both a curse and a blessing, a curse because he immortalized Tudor spin on fifteenth-century civil wars that helped justify Elizabeth I's legitimate occupation of the throne; a blessing because, without Shakespeare's eight-play Plantagenet history cycle, hardly anyone beyond the confines of a few elite schools, universities and the Richard III Society would even know of their existence. Moreover, no mere historian will ever paint a more compelling and dramatic picture of England's Lancastrian and Yorkist kings, and the Wars of the Roses, than William Shakespeare. This book begins with an examination of the context, content and significance of Shakespeare's Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Henry V, Henry VI Parts 1, 2 and 3, and Richard III. It then considers the contemporary, near-contemporary and Tudor sources on which Shakespeare drew; how such authors chose to present fifteenth-century kings, politics and society; and why, and in what ways, historians since Shakespeare have sought to reinterpret the Wars of the Roses era. The book ends with a retrospective assessment of Shakespeare's Plantagenet plays, both in performance and as a result of their impact on historical writing.

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015085507534
Pages : 1824 pages
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The Works of William Shakespeare

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ISBN 10 : IOWA:31858033694898
Pages : 1186 pages
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Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland

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ISBN 10 : 0760740038
Pages : 168 pages
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Download Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland in PDF Full Online Free by Richard Jones and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Author Richard Jones takes you to 100 castles in the British Isles, from romantic ruins on sea-lashed headlands to splendid castles that have been transformed into luxury hotels.