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The Lost Tudor Princess

Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473523818
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‘Alison Weir's sound scholarship and storyteller's gift for rich, telling detail constantly engages and enthrals the reader’ The Times The captivating life of Margaret Douglas - a life of scandal, political intrigue and royal romance that spanned five Tudor reigns. Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Some thought Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, should be queen of England. She ranked high at the court of her uncle, Henry VIII, and was lady of honour to five of his wives. Beautiful and tempestuous, she created scandal - twice - by falling in love with unsuitable men. Throughout her life her dynastic ties to two crowns proved hazardous. A born political intriguer, she was imprisoned in the Tower of London three times, once under sentence of death. Her husband and son were brutally murdered, she warred with two queens, and proved instrumental in securing the Stuart succession to the throne of England for her grandson. Alison Weir brings Margaret Douglas's captivating character out of the shadows for the first time.

The Untold History Of Henry Viii And The Tudors

Author: Judith John
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502619059
Size: 24.63 MB
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Beginning with the victory of Henry Tudor over Richard III at Bosworth Field in 1485, and ending with the death of the childless Elizabeth I in 1603 following a 45-year reign, the Tudor dynasty marks a period in British history where England was transformed from a minor medieval kingdom to a preeminent European power on the verge of empire.

Three Sisters Three Queens

Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476758743
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Includes a reading group guide with discussion questions, an interview with the author, and book club enhancement suggestions.

The Marriage Game

Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448184215
Size: 18.43 MB
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Bestselling historian Alison Weir brings Elizabeth I to vivid life in a novel of intrigue, sex, plots, mysteries and tragedies, amid all the colour and pageantry of the Tudor court. '[Weir] gets right inside the head of the Virgin Queen. The reader has a blissful sense of seeing history as it happens.' - Kate Saunders, The Times It was an affair that shocked the world. Elizabeth I is the most sought-after bride in Europe. But though she is formidably intelligent, brave and tempestuous, she is desperately insecure. The tragic events in her past mean she cannot give herself to any man, and yet she relishes the thrill of the chase, the lure of forbidden fruit. And so, using sex and high-powered diplomacy, she plays what becomes known as the 'Marriage Game', dangling suitors to keep them friendly to her kingdom, while holding them off indefinitely. But playing this tantalising game with the married Robert Dudley, the son and grandson of traitors, could cost her the throne...

Children S Writers Artists Yearbook 2017

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472924975
Size: 19.70 MB
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Foreword by Frances Hardinge The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work. NEW articles for the 2017 edition included on: - Wanting to be a writer by Simon Mason - Finding new readers and markets by Tom Palmer - News and trends in children's publishing 2015-16 by Caroline Horn - Series fiction: writing as a part of a team by Lucy Courtenay - Creating a children's comic by Tom Fickling All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.

Das Tudor Komplott

Author: Christopher W. Gortner
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641134102
Size: 69.30 MB
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England 1553: Mary Tudor hat mit großer Zustimmung des Volkes den Thron bestiegen. Doch als ihre Verlobung mit Philipp, dem erzkatholischen Prinzen von Spanien bekannt wird, müssen viele Angehörige des neuen Glaubens um ihr Leben bangen – unter ihnen auch Marys Schwester Elizabeth. Und so wird ihr treuer Spion Brendan Prescott darum gebeten, sein friedliches Leben auf dem Land aufzugeben, um Elizabeth zu beschützen. Am intriganten Tudor-Hof kommt er bald einem Komplott auf die Spur, das nicht nur alle, die er liebt, ins Verderben zu stürzen droht, sondern auch das Schicksal des Königshauses besiegeln kann ...