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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.

Das Tudor Komplott

Author: Christopher W. Gortner
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641134102
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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 ...

Young And Damned And Fair

Author: Gareth Russell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501108638
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Written with an exciting combination of narrative flair and historical authority, this interpretation of the tragic life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, breaks new ground in our understanding of the very young woman who became queen at a time of unprecedented social and political tension and whose terrible errors in judgment quickly led her to the executioner’s block. On the morning of July 28, 1540, as King Henry’s VIII’s former confidante Thomas Cromwell was being led to his execution, a teenager named Catherine Howard began her reign as queen of a country simmering with rebellion and terrifying uncertainty. Sixteen months later, the king’s fifth wife would follow her cousin Anne Boleyn to the scaffold, having been convicted of adultery and high treason. The broad outlines of Catherine’s career might be familiar, but her story up until now has been incomplete. Unlike previous accounts of her life, which portray her as a naïve victim of an ambitious family, this compelling and authoritative biography will shed new light on Catherine Howard’s rise and downfall by reexamining her motives and showing her in her context, a milieu that goes beyond her family and the influential men of the court to include the aristocrats and, most critically, the servants who surrounded her and who, in the end, conspired against her. By illuminating Catherine's entwined upstairs/downstairs worlds as well as societal tensions beyond the palace walls, the author offers a fascinating portrayal of court life in the sixteenth century and a fresh analysis of the forces beyond Catherine’s control that led to her execution—from diplomatic pressure and international politics to the long-festering resentments against the queen’s household at court. Including a forgotten text of Catherine’s confession in her own words, color illustrations, family tree, map, and extensive notes, Young and Damned and Fair changes our understanding of one of history’s most famous women while telling the compelling and very human story of complex individuals attempting to survive in a dangerous age.

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
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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
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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.

Die Rivalin Der K Nigin

Author: Elizabeth Fremantle
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641182336
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Großes Format, kleiner Preis! Mit achtzehn Jahren wird Penelope Devereux Hofdame von Elisabeth I. Dort, in einer Welt voll gnadenloser Rivalität und bösartiger Machenschaften, muss sie versuchen, sich die Gunst der alternden Königin zu sichern. Als sie von ihrem Vormund gezwungen wird zu heiraten, obwohl ihr Herz einem anderen gehört, beschließt Penelope, ihr Schicksal selbst in die Hand zu nehmen. Durch geschickte Intrigen versucht sie, ihre Stellung am Hof zu stärken. Doch Robert Cecil, der mächtigste Minister am Hof, will Penelope und ihre Familie um jeden Preis vernichten. Und auch der Königin ist sie allmählich ein Dorn im Auge ...

Elisabeth

Author: Brigitte Hamann
Publisher: Amalthea Signum Verlag
ISBN: 3902862963
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Elisabeth, die "schönste Monarchin der Welt": Naiv in die Ehe gestolpert, machtlos gegen Schwiegermutter und Rivalin, eine Fremde am Wiener Hof. Flucht aus den Zwängen ihrer Rolle, immer wieder Reisen - und am Ende die verzweifelte Suche nach Sinn. Brigitte Hamann gelingt mit ihrem noblen Porträt einer Kaiserin wider Willen eine glänzende biographische Studie. Ihr Buch ist längst zum Standardwerk und Welterfolg geworden, mit Übersetzungen in englisch, französisch, italienisch, spanisch, ungarisch, tschechisch und japanisch sowie Taschenbuchauflagen.

Das Erbe Der K Nigin

Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783404163892
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Jeder bei Hofe weiss, dass die Frauen Heinrichs VIII. gefährlich leben. Hat er einmal das Augenmerk auf eine andere gerichtet, so schwebt die Königin an seiner Seite in Lebensgefahr.Die deutsche Anna von Kleve kommt als vierte Gemahlin des Herrschers nach England. Die schüchterne junge Frau ist fasziniert vom höfischen Leben, doch schon bald begreift sie, welche Abgründe hinter der schillernden Fassade lauern. Nach Katharina von Aragon und den Boleyn-Schwestern versucht neben Anna nun auch ihre Hofdame, die bildhübsche Katherine Howard, sich bei Heinrich durchzusetzen.Ihnen allen ist bewusst, dass sie in eine Löwengrube geraten sind, aus der sie sich nur schwer wieder befreien können. Nur eine von ihnen kann die Gunst Heinrichs, die Krone Englands und den Kampf um Leben und Tod gewinnen.

Wolfsschwestern

Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644401489
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Herrscherinnen, Rivalinnen, Liebende Ein kurzer Blick in die Augen von Katharina von Aragón genügt, und Margaret Tudor weiß: Auf ewig wird ihr Schicksal miteinander verbunden sein – ob in Aufstieg oder Fall. Wenig später ist Katharina Königin von England. Margaret heiratet den schottischen König und sichert so den Frieden zwischen beiden Ländern. Doch das Bündnis hält nicht lang. Margarets Mann fällt in der Schlacht, Katharina verschleppt seine Leiche als Trophäe nach England – und beide Frauen werden zu Feindinnen. Ein leidenschaftlicher Reigen voller Ränkespiele entspinnt sich, und nur eines ist sicher: Nie lässt sich das Band, das die beiden Herrscherinnen verbindet, lösen.