Jean Plaidy

Eleanor Alice Burford was born on 1 September 1906 in Kensington, London, England. She married ta leather merchant, George Percival Hibber, who shared her love of books and reading. Eleanor Burford was one of the preeminent English authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century. She used eight pennames during her career and many of her readers under one penname never suspected her other identities. In 1941, she began signing her novels with her maiden name: Eleanor Burford, later she created her first and most prolific pseudonym: Jean Plaidy. In the 1950's she used the pseudonyms: Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow and Ellalice Tate. In 1960, she created the pseudonyms: Anna Percival and the popular Victoria Holt. In 1972, she created her last pseudonym Philippa Carr. (Some of her novels were reedited as different pseudonyms). She died on January 18, 1993 at sea, somewhere between Greece and Port Said, Egypt. By the time of her death, she sold 56 millon copies as Victoria Holt, 14 as Jean Plaidy and, 3 as Phillipa Carr.

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Katharine of Aragon

Historical

Jan-2009

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A Rose Without a Thorn

Historical Romance

Mar-1994

The Queens of England - 11

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The Pleasures of Love / The Merry Monarch's Wife

Historical Romance

Mar-1992

The Queens of England - 9

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The Reluctant Queen

Historical Romance

May-1991

The Queens of England - 8

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Lilith

Historical Romance

Nov-1990

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William's Wife / The Queen's Devotion

Historical Romance

1990

The Queens of England - 10

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The Queen's Secret

Historical Romance

1989

The Queens of England - 7

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In the Shadow of the Crown

Historical Romance

1988

The Queens of England - 6

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The Lady in the Tower

Historical Romance

Feb-1987

The Queens of England - 4

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The Courts of Love

Historical Romance

1987

The Queens of England - 5

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Victoria, Victorious

Historical Romance

1985

The Queens of England - 3

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Uneasy Lies the Head / To Hold the Crown

Historical Romance

Oct-1984

The Tudors - 1

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Queen of this Realm

Historical Romance

1984

The Queens of England - 2

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Myself, My Enemy / Loyal in Love

Historical Romance

Jan-1984

The Queens of England - 1

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Red Rose of Anjou

Historical Romance

1982

The Plantagenet Saga - 13

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The Star of Lancaster

Historical Romance

1982

The Plantagenet Saga - 11

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The Sun in Splendour

Historical Romance

1982

The Plantagenet Saga - 14

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Epitaph for Three Women

Historical Romance

1981

The Plantagenet Saga - 12

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Passage to Pontefract

Historical Romance

1981

The Plantagenet Saga - 10

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The Follies of the King

Historical Romance

1980

The Plantagenet Saga - 8

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The Vow on the Heron

Historical Romance

1980

The Plantagenet Saga - 9

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Hammer of the Scots / Edward Longshanks

Historical Romance

1979

The Plantagenet Saga - 7

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The Queen from Provence

Historical Romance

1979

The Plantagenet Saga - 6

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The Battle of the Queens

Historical Romance

1978

The Plantagenet Saga - 5

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Prince of Darkness

Historical Romance

1978

The Plantagenet Saga - 4

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The Heart of the Lion

Historical Romance

1977

The Plantagenet Saga - 3

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The Revolt of the Eaglets

Historical Romance

1977

The Plantagenet Saga - 2

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The Passionate Enemies

Historical Romance

1976

The Norman Trilogy - 3

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The Plantagenet Prelude

Historical Romance

1976

The Plantagenet Saga - 1

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The Fair Devil of Scotland

Historical Romance

1975

Mary, Queen of Scots Duology - 3

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The Lion of Justice

Historical Romance

1975

The Norman Trilogy - 2

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The Bastard King

Historical Romance

1974

The Norman Trilogy - 1

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The Widow of Windsor

Historical Romance

1974

Queen Victoria Quartet - 4

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The Queen and Lord M

Historical Romance

1973

Queen Victoria Quartet - 2

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The Queen's Husband

Historical Romance

1973

Queen Victoria Quartet - 3

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Captive of Kensington Palace

Historical Romance

1972

Queen Victoria Quartet - 1

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Victoria in the Wings

Historical Romance

1972

The Georgian Saga - 11

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Goddess of the Green Room

Historical Romance

1971

The Georgian Saga - 10

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The Regent's Daughter

Historical Romance

1971

The Georgian Saga - 9

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Indiscretions of the Queen

Historical Romance

1970

The Georgian Saga - 8

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Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill

Historical Romance

1970

The Georgian Saga - 7

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Perdita's Prince

Historical Romance

1969

The Georgian Saga - 6

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The Third George

Historical Romance

1969

The Georgian Saga - 5

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Caroline, the Queen

Historical Romance

1968

The Georgian Saga - 3

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The Prince and the Quakeress

Historical Romance

1968

The Georgian Saga - 4

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The Princess of Celle

Historical Romance

1967

The Georgian Saga - 1

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Queen in Waiting

Historical Romance

1967

The Georgian Saga - 2

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The Haunted Sisters / Royal Sisters

Historical Romance

1966

The Stuart Saga - 6

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The Queen's Favourites / Courting Her Highness

Historical Romance

1966

The Stuart Saga - 7

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Evergreen Gallant

Historical Romance

1965

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The Three Crowns

Historical Romance

1965

The Stuart Saga - 5

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Mary, Queen of France

Historical Romance

1964

The Tudors - 9

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The Murder in the Tower

Historical Romance

1964

The Stuart Saga - 1

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The Captive Queen of Scots

Historical Romance

1963

Mary, Queen of Scots Duology - 2

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Thistle and the Rose

Historical Romance

1963

The Tudors - 8

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The King's Secret Matter

Historical Romance

1962

The Tudors - 4

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The Shadow of the Pomegranate

Historical Romance

1962

The Tudors - 3

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Daughters of Spain

Historical Romance

1961

Isabella & Ferdinand Trilogy - 3

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The End of the Spanish Inquisition

Historical Romance

1961

Spanish Inquisition Trilogy - 3

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Katharine, the Virgin Widow

Historical Romance

1961

The Tudors - 2

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The Young Elizabeth

Historical Romance

1961

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Castile for Isabella

Historical Romance

1960

Isabella & Ferdinand Trilogy - 1

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The Growth of the Spanish Inquisition

Historical Romance

1960

Spanish Inquisition Trilogy - 2

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Spain for the Sovereigns

Historical Romance

1960

Isabella & Ferdinand Trilogy - 2

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Louis, the Well-Beloved

Historical Romance

1959

The French Revolution Trilogy - 1

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The Rise of the Spanish Inquisition

Historical Romance

1959

Spanish Inquisition Trilogy - 1

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The Road to Compiegne

Historical Romance

1959

The French Revolution Trilogy - 2

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Light on Lucrezia

Historical Romance

1958

Lucrezia Borgia Duology - 2

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Madonna of the Seven Hills

Historical Romance

1958

Lucrezia Borgia Duology - 1

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Flaunting, Extravagant Queen

Historical Romance

1957

The French Revolution Trilogy - 3

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Here Lies Our Sovereign Lord

Historical Romance

1957

The Stuart Saga - 4

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The Scarlet Cloak

Historical Romance

1957

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A Health Unto His Majesty

Historical Romance

1956

The Stuart Saga - 3

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The Wandering Prince

Historical Romance

1956

The Stuart Saga - 2

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Gay Lord Robert / A Favorite of the Queen

Historical Romance

1955

The Tudors - 11

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Royal Road to Fotheringay

Historical Romance

1955

Mary, Queen of Scots Duology - 1

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The Spanish Bridegroom / For a Queen's Love

Historical Romance

1954

The Tudors - 10

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St. Thomas's Eve / The King's Confidante

Historical Romance

1954

The Tudors - 6

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The Unholy Woman

General Fiction

1954

Harlequin Romance - 268

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The Sixth Wife

Historical Romance

1953

The Tudors - 7

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Queen Jezebel

Historical Romance

1953

Catherine de Medici Trilogy - 3
Harlequin Romance - 269

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The Italian Woman

Historical Romance

1952

Catherine de Medici Trilogy - 2

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The Goldsmith's Wife

General Fiction

1952

Harlequin Romance - 178

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Daughter of Satan

Historical Romance

1952

Harlequin Romance - 203

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Madame Serpent

Historical Romance

1951

Catherine de Medici Trilogy - 1
Harlequin Romance - 179

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The Goldsmith's Wife / The King's Mistress

Historical Romance

1950

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Murder Most Royal

Historical Romance

1949

The Tudors - 5

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Beyond the Blue Mountains

Historical Romance

1947

Harlequin Romance - 113

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Together They Ride

Romance

1945

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Defenders of the Faith

Historical Romance

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It Began in Vauxhall Gardens / Melisande

Historical Romance

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The King's Pleasure

Historical Romance

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The Triumphant Years

Historical Romance

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