Jean Plaidy


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    Historical

    Jan-2009

    For the first time in paperback—all three of Jean Plaidy’s Katharine of Aragon novels in one volume.Legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy begins her tales of Henry VIII’s queens with the story of his first wife, the Spanish princess Kathari...

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    Historical Romance

    Mar-1994

    The Queens of England - 11

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    Historical Romance

    Mar-1992

    The Queens of England - 9

    SHE WAS READY TO ENDURE ALL -- FOR THE PLEASURES OF LOVE Newly married to King Charles II, Catherine of Braganza has left her sheltered upbringing in Portugal to become part of the notoriously licentious English court. She soon falls deeply in lov...

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    Historical Romance

    May-1991

    The Queens of England - 8

    LADY ANNE NEVILLE MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE HAPPIEST WOMAN IN ENGLAND.... But there was one insurmountable obstacle. Her father, the great Earl of Warwick, was not content with having put the handsome Plantagenet prince Edward IV on England's throne; he...

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    Historical Romance

    Nov-1990

    Mistress and servant, they shared a grandfather, friendship, adventures, and a surprising destiny....

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    Historical Romance

    1989

    The Queens of England - 7

    PRINCESS KATHERINE'S WEDDING TO THE KING OF ENGLAND WAS A STORYBOOK ROMANCE COME TRUE. After a miserable childhood, Princess Katherine of France was enchanted to find herself married to the handsome young King of England, Henry V. But England's tr...

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    Historical Romance

    1988

    The Queens of England - 6

    OF ALL THE WOMEN HENRY VIII BETRAYED, HIS DAUGHTER MARY SUFFERED THE MOST.... Had Mary Tudor been born the boy that her father desperately wanted, both her own life and the course of English history might have been dramatically different. As it happ...

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    Historical Romance

    Feb-1987

    The Queens of England - 4

    Beautiful, doomed Anne Boleyn... forbidden to marry the man she loved...trapped by the relentless passion of her liege lord, King Henry VIII...destroyed in a political catastrophe whose poignant echoes still reverberate. Her attractions were so powe...

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    Historical Romance

    1987

    The Queens of England - 5

    "When I look back over my long and tempestuous life, I can see that much of what happened to me-my triumphs and most of my misfortunes-were due to my passionate relationships with men." Raised in the pleasure-loving Aquitaine duchy of France, wher...

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    Historical Romance

    1985

    The Queens of England - 3

    At eighteen, Princess Victoria of Kent became Queen Victoria of England, bitterly resented by most of her royal relatives. Willful, enchanting, tender, passionate, regal, her unique personality gave to an age its style and essential character--and ev...

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    Historical Romance

    Oct-1984

    The Tudors - 1

    From exile and war to love and loss--every dynasty has a beginning. Henry Tudor was not born to the throne of England. Having come of age in a time of political turmoil and danger, the man who would become Henry VII spent fourteen years in exile in B...

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    Historical Romance

    1984

    The Queens of England - 2

    Elizabeth I Denounced as a bastard, imprisoned in the Tower of London by her fanatical sister, the iron-willed daughter of Henry VIII nevertheless was certain it was her destiny to become Queen of England. And when the crown finally came to her, s...

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    Historical Romance

    Jan-1984

    The Queens of England - 1

    Told in the first person by each great queen, dramatized in that authentic, rich historical detail that is Jean Plaidy's trademark, each book tells the story of a queen whose life remains as fresh and important as yesterday. HENRIETTA MARIA The d...

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    Historical Romance

    1982

    The Plantagenet Saga - 13

    A WOMAN'S AMBITION WAS FULFILLED THROUGH MEN--BUT MEN HAD AMBITIONS OF THEIR OWN. Margaret of Anjou came to England and married King Henry VI. Born to a family of strong women, Margaret was no exception. She was passionate, impulsive, loving, viol...

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    Historical Romance

    1982

    The Plantagenet Saga - 11

    HE CRAVED A CROWN--BUT HOW LITTLE HE KNEW OF THE CARES OF A KING As bold, lusty Henry of Bolingbroke, he roused England's nobility to triumphant rebellion against the weak and unwise King Richard II, who lost first his throne and finally his life ...

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    Historical Romance

    1982

    The Plantagenet Saga - 14

    A KING ENTRUSTED WITH THE CARE OF A NATION. A MAN WHOSE PASSION COULD BE DESTRUCTIVE. No sooner was Edward IV crowned King of England than he fell in love with Elizabeth Woodville, a beautiful young widow who refused to become his mistress. Despit...

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    Historical Romance

    1981

    The Plantagenet Saga - 12

    HE WAS A KING FOR ALL HIS LIFE--AND LIKE ANY KING, WAS BOTH HATED AND LOVED... At the age of nine months, Henry VI became king of a turbulent England. Three women who came into his life were to have a deep and lasting effect not only on him but on...

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    Historical Romance

    1981

    The Plantagenet Saga - 10

    Richard of Bordeaux, young heir to the throne after Edward the Third, is surrounded by ambitious uncles who believe it would be better for the country if they could take the crown. While Richard shows himself capable of reckless bravery in defeating ...

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    Historical Romance

    1980

    The Plantagenet Saga - 8

    Edward the Second's first act on coming to the throne is to recall Piers Gaveston from exile, and the new king's devotion to the shrewd and avaricious young man soon becomes a scandal. It is assumed that when Edward marries one of the most beautiful ...

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    Historical Romance

    1980

    The Plantagenet Saga - 9

    HOW TRAGIC IT WAS TO BE A KING AND ONLY FIFTEEN. Edward the Third had come to the throne through the conniving of his mother. He was but a boy. Even so, the Queen did not want him inquiring too deeply into the death of his father, who had been bru...

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    Historical Romance

    1979

    The Plantagenet Saga - 7

    THESE WERE STIRRING TIMES AND EDWARD'S AMBITION WAS TO UNITE THE KINGDOMS OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND WALES... The news of Henry III's death reached his son Edward I on the long road home from the Holy Land. Now he was England's king and a man fit f...

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    Historical Romance

    1979

    The Plantagenet Saga - 6

    Marguerite, eldest daughter of the Count of Provence, had married a king of France – and now her sister Eleanor is determined to make just as grand a match. Good fortune and wily cunning bring her Henry of England. A good and generous husband but a...

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    Historical Romance

    1978

    The Plantagenet Saga - 5

    BEAUTY AMBITION EVIL Two powerful women dominated the first half of the thirteenth century. They were proud, ambitious and beautiful. But they differed mightily. ISABELLA Flamboyant, ruthless, passionate--the wife of King John of England. Sh...

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    Historical Romance

    1978

    The Plantagenet Saga - 4

    The untimely death of Richard the Lionheart left his nephew Arthur and his younger brother John in contest for the throne of England. Reluctantly the barons chose John, and so began years of rule by a ruthless and greedy tyrant. Yet despite his reput...

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    Historical Romance

    1977

    The Plantagenet Saga - 3

    A most unholy alliance. The resplendent epoch of the Plantagenets continues with the story of Richard the King the Lion Heart the man with a will as indomitable as his passions were perverse. Here, too, are the women who ruled over the dawn of ...

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    Historical Romance

    1977

    The Plantagenet Saga - 2

    News of Thomas a Becket's martyrdom has spread throughout Christendom and the blame is laid at the feet of Henry Plantagenet, King of England. Two years later, with Becket canonised, Henry's position is precarious: punished at the Pope's insistence f...

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    Historical Romance

    1976

    The Norman Trilogy - 3

    AS RULERS, THEY WISHED EACH OTHER DEAD. AS LOVERS, NO ONE ALIVE COULD BEGIN TO COMPARE. THEY WERE... The Passionate Enemies SHE WAS MATILDA The arrogant, cold daughter of Henry I. An Empress, a woman who had worn out one aging husband, only to d...

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    Historical Romance

    1976

    The Plantagenet Saga - 1

    ONE OF THE MOST GLAMOROUS HOUSES IN HISTORY--THE PLANTAGENETS. A FIERY, ROMANTIC ROYAL FAMILY, AS VARIED AS THE BRANCHES THAT GREW FROM THE FIRST MIGHTY TRUNK... ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE --A brilliant, elegant beauty whose hunger for men was rivaled...

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    Historical Romance

    1975

    Mary, Queen of Scots Duology - 3

    Mary Queen of Scots is the most romantic and enigmatic queen in history...A compelling account of the woman who, but for unfortunate timing and occasional unwise loving, could have overtaken Elizabeth I as Queen, and England would have been once agai...

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    Historical Romance

    1975

    The Norman Trilogy - 2

    A WOMAN OF VIRTUE... A MAN OF PASSION... . THEIR LOVE STORMED SANCTIFIED FORTRESSES -- AND THEIR VOWS FLAMED A NATION TO GLORY! The raging saga of Prince Henry of England, whose burning desire for the Crown was matched only by his fierce determ...

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    Historical Romance

    1974

    The Norman Trilogy - 1

    WILLIAM Though he was born to rule, he was the bastard son of a nobleman and a common woman. Only a spirited and a ruthless man like William could make the spectacular rise from bastard to king and overcome the treachery of his enemies... MATILDA...

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    Historical Romance

    1974

    Queen Victoria Quartet - 4

    SHE WAS THE QUEEN. SHE WAS A WIDOW. BUT SHE WAS ALSO A WOMAN... Even her gay, charming, and philandering son, Bertie, soon to become King Edward, could not help being amused by the scandal that attached to his mother's relationship with the romant...

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    Historical Romance

    1973

    Queen Victoria Quartet - 2

    VICTORIA AND MELBOURNE She was an eighteen-year-old innocent. He was a worldly cynic. She was too young to have a past. He was too old to be her future. But she was his Queen and he was her Prime Minister, bound together by an unspoken love that a...

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    Historical Romance

    1973

    Queen Victoria Quartet - 3

    VICTORIA AND ALBERT Victoria and Albert were destined for each other. Albert, younger son of a minor German duke, was ambitious. He well knew what marriage to the Queen of England would do for him. Victoria was independent--until she saw Alber...

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    Historical Romance

    1972

    Queen Victoria Quartet - 1

    SHE WAS HAUNTED BY A CROWN AND SCEPTER. Young Princess Victoria was never allowed to be alone. She was always protected from political intrigue and royal scandal--a virtual prisoner of her ambitious mother and her scheming lover. It didn't take...

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    Historical Romance

    1972

    The Georgian Saga - 11

    ENGLAND'S HANOVERIAN DYNASTY DESPERATELY NEEDED AN HEIR. King George III was mad and locked up with his keepers. The dissipated Prince Regent was ailing, and his only heir, Princess Charlotte, had died in childbirth. Radical measures were called f...

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    Historical Romance

    1971

    The Georgian Saga - 10

    THE BITTERSWEET ADVENTURES OF THE REGENCY THEATRE'S BEGUILING COMIC GENIUS Few people knew of the abuse and indignities that pursued enchanting Dorothy Jordan when she fled from Ireland to seek a new life in England. Even fewer suspected the troub...

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    Historical Romance

    1971

    The Georgian Saga - 9

    YOUNG PRINCESS CHARLOTTE WAS ALMOST AN ORPHAN. Her mother was a madwoman. Her father heartily disliked her--Charlotte was too unfinished and impulsive for his exquisite taste. Much worse, she was her mother's daughter. The Regent hated his estrang...

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    Historical Romance

    1970

    The Georgian Saga - 8

    PRINCESS CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK WAS TWENTY SIX YEARS OLD AND PEOPLE WERE SAYING THAT SHE WOULD NEVER BE MARRIED.... But a grand destiny was about to unfold for the lively Princess, as bride of England's handsome Prince of Wales, soon to be Regent and ...

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    Historical Romance

    1970

    The Georgian Saga - 7

    BEAUTIFUL MARIA FITZHERBERT IS ENGLAND'S QUEEN IN ALL BUT NAME. Although the young widow Maria Fitzherbert is a commoner and a Catholic, her dashing suitor is none other than the Prince of Wales, whose unquestioned royal duty it is to marry a Prot...

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    Historical Romance

    1969

    The Georgian Saga - 6

    ALL LONDON LOVED BEAUTIFUL PERDITA... BUT SHE LOVED ONLY THE AMOROUS YOUNG PRINCE OF WALES. The handsome Prince of Wales was not yet of age, but already he was known as a lady's man. First had been the seductive Harriot Vernon, who, when the Queen...

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    Historical Romance

    1969

    The Georgian Saga - 5

    A YOUNG KING ON THE BRINK OF A CHANGING WORLD HE CANNOT CONTROL Young George III wanted more than anything to be a good king, but by the late eighteenth century England was no longer a small island nation. George's brilliant ministers were determi...

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    Historical Romance

    1968

    The Georgian Saga - 3

    EVERYONE KNEW THAT QUEEN CAROLINE WAS THE REAL ROYAL POWER EXCEPT THE KING. No one, not even the Queen's most powerful enemies, dared tell the vain and bullying little King, George II of England, that the Queen and the Prime Minister, Robert Walpo...

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    Historical Romance

    1967

    The Georgian Saga - 1

    SHE WAS ONLY AN INNOCENT GERMAN PRINCESS. BUT SHE WOULD INHERIT THE MIGHTIEST KINGDOM OFALL.... Princess Sophia Dorothea wanted only to live forever in Germany's Celle. But it was ordained that she marry the hideous George Lewis, the son of the mi...

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    Historical Romance

    1967

    The Georgian Saga - 2

    SHE WAS DESTINED TO BE QUEEN, BUT TIME WAS RUNNING OUT.... Her name was Caroline of Ansbach, a woman taught the cruelties of life at an early age. Refusing to succumb to her stepfather's abominable behavior, she married George Augustus, Prince of ...

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    Historical Romance

    1966

    The Stuart Saga - 6

    Two sisters change the course of a nation by forsaking the King -- their own father. England is on the verge of revolution. Antagonized by the Catholicism of King James II, the people plot to drive him from the throne. But at the heart of the plo...

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    Historical Romance

    1966

    The Stuart Saga - 7

    A private battle rages at court for the affections of a childless queen, who must soon name her successor--and thus determine the future of the British Empire. It is the beginning of the eighteenth century and William of Orange is dying. Soon Ann...

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    Historical Romance

    1965

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    Historical Romance

    1965

    The Stuart Saga - 5

    WHEN AN EMPIRE IS AT STAKE, ONE WOMAN STANDS BETWEEN THE PAST AND THE FUTURE In post-Restoration England, King Charles II has fathered numerous bastards, but not a single legitimate heir. Because of this, his brother, James, Duke of York, is heir-p...

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    Historical Romance

    1964

    The Tudors - 9

    Legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy brings to life the story of Princess Mary Tudor, a celebrated beauty and born rebel who would defy the most powerful king in Europe--her older brother. Princess Mary Rose is the youngest sister of Henry VI...

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    Historical Romance

    1964

    The Stuart Saga - 1

    The beautiful Frances, Countess of Essex, would let nothing stand in the way of her desires. And now she desired the handsome Robert Carr, favorite of the doting King. Not letting her own marriage deter her, Frances pursues the young friend of kings ...

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    Historical Romance

    1963

    Mary, Queen of Scots Duology - 2

    DRAMA... PATHOS... SUSPENSE... ... abound in this poignant novel of Mary Queen of Scots, whose beauty and daring captured the hearts of men--and challenged the cruel power of her most dangerous rival, Elizabeth, Queen of England. From the momen...

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    Historical Romance

    1963

    The Tudors - 8

    From the pen of the legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy comes the story of Princess Margaret Tudor, whose life of tragedy, bloodshed, and scandal would rival even that of her younger brother, Henry VIII. Princess Margaret Tudor is the greate...

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    Historical Romance

    1962

    The Tudors - 4

    As a teenager, Katharine leaves her beloved Spain, land of olive groves and soaring cathedrals, for the drab, rainy island of England. There she is married to the king’s eldest son, Arthur, a sickly boy who dies six months after the wedding. Kathar...

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    Historical Romance

    1962

    The Tudors - 3

    For the first time in paperback--all three of Jean Plaidy's "Katharine of Aragon" novels in one volume. Legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy begins her tales of Henry VIII's queens with the story of his first wife, the Spanish princess Katharine...

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    Historical Romance

    1961

    Isabella & Ferdinand Trilogy - 3

    With Spain now united, Ferdinand looked to his daughters to further his ambitions. All too often, Isabella found herself torn between his brilliant plans and her love for her children. During the last years of Isabella's reign it seemed there was a c...

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    Historical Romance

    1961

    The Tudors - 2

    For the first time in paperback--all three of Jean Plaidy's "Katharine of Aragon" novels in one volume. Legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy begins her tales of Henry VIII's queens with the story of his first wife, the Spanish princess Katharine...

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    Historical Romance

    1961

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    Historical Romance

    1960

    Isabella & Ferdinand Trilogy - 1

    With fifteen-century Spain rent with intrigue and threatened by civil war, Isabella became the pawn of her ambitious, half-crazed mother and a virtual prisoner at the licentious court of her half-brother, Henry IV. Was she, at sixteen, fated to be th...

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    Historical Romance

    1960

    Isabella & Ferdinand Trilogy - 2

    Married to Ferdinand after continual fears and disappointments, Isabella triumphed over every danger, convinced of her true destiny. With the might of Portugal humbled, the Court of the Sovereigns saw the rise of Torquemada, the establishment of the ...

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    Historical Romance

    1959

    The French Revolution Trilogy - 1

    France eagerly awaits the day the young King, Louis XV, comes of age and breaks free from the rule of his ministers. The country hopes Louis will bring back glory and prosperity to France. However, he is too preoccupied with the thrills of hunting an...

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    Historical Romance

    1958

    Lucrezia Borgia Duology - 2

    "Why do these men seek my hand in marriage? Have they not yet learned that my husbands are unlucky men?" "You are so beautiful, so infinitely desirable," said Alexander. "No," she answered. "It is simpler than that. I am the daughter of the Pop...

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    Historical Romance

    1958

    Lucrezia Borgia Duology - 1

    The legendary Lucrezia Borgia did everything with a passion intensity. She loved with a burning lust. She hated with a ruthless violence. There wasn't another woman in all of Rome who could rival her exquisite beauty--or her incredible power. As t...

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    Historical Romance

    1957

    The Stuart Saga - 4

    Here is the vivid world of England under the romantic figure of Charles II. A beloved king with a zest for life. Charles is the man who is quick to notice a beautiful woman and just as quick to make her his mistress. Like the actress Nell Gwynn, w...

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    Historical Romance

    1957

    It was a world turned upside down... ...with the Queen Mother of France making martyrs out of innocent Huguenots, King Philip of Spain spreading fear and torture with his Inquisition, and Queen Elizabeth dispatching spies to every comer of England...

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    Historical Romance

    1956

    The Stuart Saga - 3

    Against the colorful backdrop of 17th-century England comes the romantic story of Charles Stuart's return to the throne. For years an exiled prince, he wandered throughout Europe, a man without a country. Then one day England thrust aside her Puritan...

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    Historical Romance

    1956

    The Stuart Saga - 2

    HIS NAME WAS CHARLES STUART... He was young, handsome, and one day he would be king. One day. But first he would have to wander the face of Europe trying to regain the throne that had been taken from him. He was a man who loved women more th...

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    Historical Romance

    1955

    The Tudors - 11

    Robert Dudley was determined not to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, both of whom had died on the scaffold. But already at 20 Robert was a prisoner in the grim Tower of London, his life hanging by a tenuous thread. The young ...

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    Historical Romance

    1955

    Mary, Queen of Scots Duology - 1

    As the child-bride of the frail Dauphin, Mary Stuart was unaware of the ecstasies of the flesh. But the vibrantly sensual woman sleeping within her was soon awakened by two power-hungry men who seduced her and betrayed her in pursuit of their ruthles...

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    Historical Romance

    1954

    The Tudors - 10

    Power-hungry monarch, cold-blooded murderer, obsessive monster--who could love such a man? Set against the glittering courts of sixteenth-century Europe, the Spain of the dreaded Inquisition, and the tortured England of Bloody Mary, For a Queen's ...

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    Historical Romance

    1954

    The Tudors - 6

    No one dared refuse the friendship of the king. Especially a king like Henry. But neither friendship, nor fame, nor fortune, nor fear of the executioner's ax could corrupt the honor of a man like Sir Thomas More. When Henry's consuming passion to mak...

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    General Fiction

    1954

    Harlequin Romance - 268

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    Historical Romance

    1953

    The Tudors - 7

    "God save the Queen!" Never was the cry more meaningful than during the last tempestuous years of Henry VIII, when that murderous and mighty monarch forced gentle Katharine Parr to become his sixth queen. Quiet and courageous, Katharine suffe...

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    Historical Romance

    1953

    Catherine de Medici Trilogy - 3
    Harlequin Romance - 269

    August 24th, 1572 -- Madness seized Catholic Paris. The cobbles were stained with Huguenot blood. The carnival of butchery begun by the bell of Saint-Germain I'Auxerrois raged unchecked. To her other crimes Catherine de' Medici now added the infam...

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    Historical Romance

    1952

    Catherine de Medici Trilogy - 2

    The King is dead. Long live the...Regent. Scorned by Henry II, ignored by his court in favor of the Royal mistress Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medici exulted at the Monarch's death. Her sickly sons might reign, but the Queen Regent would r...

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    General Fiction

    1952

    Harlequin Romance - 178

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    Historical Romance

    1952

    Harlequin Romance - 203

    Even Tamar's mother believed that the child had been forced on her by the Devil when, against her judgement, she was persuaded to attend a midsummer sabbat of witches. In a world of superstition and intolerance, Tamar, growing into a wild and beautif...

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    Historical Romance

    1951

    Catherine de Medici Trilogy - 1
    Harlequin Romance - 179

    The Transition of Innocent Girl Into Sinister Consort Sullen-eyed and broken hearted, fourteen-year-old Catherine de'Medici rode into France. Behind her and before her rode the nobility of Italy. She was to marry Henry of Orleans, second son of th...

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    Historical Romance

    1950

    "CITIZENS, HIDE YOUR WIVES AND DAUGHTERS FOR THE KING COMES THIS WAY" Jane Shore well knew the reputation of the notorious libertine Edward the IV of England. His romantic escapades were the talk of the land. The beautiful young wife of the goldsm...

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    Historical Romance

    1949

    The Tudors - 5

    ONE POWERFUL KING. TWO TRAGIC QUEENS. In the court of Henry VIII, it was dangerous for a woman to catch the king's eye. Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard were cousins. Both were beautiful women, though very different in temperament. They each learned...

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    Historical Romance

    1947

    Harlequin Romance - 113

    KITTY. CAROLAN. KATHARINE. THREE GENERATIONS OF PASSION-ATE AND STRONG-WILLED WOMEN WHO KNEW HOW TO GET WHAT THEY WANTED.... Kitty Kennedy lost her true love before their child was born. She was desperate.lo protect herself and give her baby a ...

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    Romance

    1945

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    Historical Romance

    A nineteenth century story based on a true crime in which a young woman isdriven to murdering a man she loathes....

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