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De Lisle, Leanda

Overview
Works: 17 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 4,220 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Genealogy 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA317.15.G7, 942.0530922
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Leanda De Lisle
The sisters who would be queen : Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey : a Tudor tragedy by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluates the tragic story of Lady Jane Grey while offering insight into the parallel experiences of her sisters and the broader Grey family, detailing Jane's short reign and the royal bloodline that exposed all three to the enmity of Elizabeth I
After Elizabeth : the rise of James of Scotland and the struggle for the throne of England by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many volumes have been written about the reign of Elizabeth I; this book focuses on the critical year her reign ended, when England lost its childless queen and a Machiavellian struggle ensued to find her successor. December 1602: The formidable ruler has become a dithering old woman. The kingdom has been weakened by the cost of war with Spain and the simmering discontent of both the rich and the poor. Elizabeth's senior relative, James VI of Scotland, is a foreigner and a Stuart, excluded from the throne under English law. Around the old queen and the new king swirl a cast of unforgettable characters. We witness the scheming of courtiers for the candidates of their choice, and the widespread fear that civil war, invasion, or revolution will follow the monarch's death; and we are given intimate insights into political power plays and psychological portraits relevant to our own era.--From publisher description
Tudor : passion, manipulation, murder : the story of England's most notorious royal family by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an epic narrative sweeping from 1437 to the first decade of the seventeenth century, the author traces the rise and rule of the Tudor dynasty to rediscover the true significances of previously overlooked figures
The sisters who would be queen : [Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey, a Tudor tragedy] by Leanda De Lisle( Recording )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Lady Jane Grey while offering insight into the parallel experiences of her sisters and the broader Grey family, detailing Jane's short reign and the royal bloodline that exposed all three to the enmity of Elizabeth I
After Elizabeth : how James, King of Scots won the crown of England in 1603 by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focussing on the intense period of raised hopes and dashed expectations between Christmas 1602 and Christmas 1603, Leanda de Lisle tells in detail the story of Elizabeth's death and how the suffocating conservatism of her rule was replaced with that of the energetic, seemingly fair-minded James." "As James journeys south from Scotland, he is confronted with the extraordinary wealth of his new kingdom, but also with English contempt for his Scots entourage and a stubborn rejection of his hopes for the union of Britain. As the welcome turns sour, those who are disappointed in James turn to intrique and hatch plots against him before the crown is even on his head. Lives are lost and fortunes won in the struggle for power and influence."--Jacket
Tudor : the family story by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tudors are a national obsession. From TV bodice-rippers to Booker-prize winning novels and scholarly journals, they are our favourite family in history. Their story is packed with famous and thrilling tales: Henry VIII and his wives, Elizabeth the Virgin Queen, the Princes in the Tower, the Armada. But, as Leanda de Lisle shows in this exciting new history, if we look beyond these familiar headlines, much that is new and surprising is revealed. The Tudor canon starts with Bosworth in 1485 and really gets going with Henry VIII and the Reformation. But this leaves out the obscure Welsh origins of Owain ap Maredudd ap Tudur, the man who would become known simply as 'Owen Tudor' and fall (literally) into the lap of Katherine de Valois, widow of Henry V. It leaves out the courage of Margaret Beaufort, the forgotten pregnant thirteen-year-old girl who through her son Henry VII went on to found and shape the Tudor dynasty. It casts Elizabeth as the paradigm of power, and misses the effects of Mary's influence as they were growing up
The Catholics and their houses by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of Mary, Katherine and Lady Jane Grey by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic untold story of the three tragic Grey sisters, all heirs to the Tudor throne, all victims to their royal blood
Tudor : passion, manipulation, murder : the story of England's most notorious royal family by Leanda De Lisle( )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tudors are England's most notorious royal family. But, as Leanda de Lisle's gripping new history reveals, they are a family still more extraordinary than the one we thought we knew. The Tudor canon typically starts with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, before speeding on to Henry VIII and the Reformation. But this leaves out the family's obscure Welsh origins, the ordinary man known as Owen Tudor who would fall (literally) into a Queen's lap-and later her bed. It passes by the courage of Margaret Beaufort, the pregnant thirteen-year-old girl who would help found the Tudor dynasty, and the childhood and painful exile of her son, the future Henry VII. It ignores the fact that the Tudors were shaped by their past-those parts they wished to remember and those they wished to forget. By creating a full family portrait set against the background of this past, de Lisle enables us to see the Tudor dynasty in its own terms, and presents new perspectives and revelations on key figures and events. De Lisle discovers a family dominated by remarkable women doing everything possible to secure its future; shows why the princes in the Tower had to vanish; and reexamines the bloodiness of Mary's reign, Elizabeth's fraught relationships with her cousins, and the true significance of previously overlooked figures. Throughout the Tudor story, Leanda de Lisle emphasizes the supreme importance of achieving peace and stability in a violent and uncertain world, and of protecting and securing the bloodline. Tudor is bristling with religious and political intrigue but at heart is a thrilling story of one family's determined and flamboyant ambition
The family story by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tudors are a national obsession. But, as Leanda de Lisle shows, beyond the familiar headlines, and deep into their past, is a family still more extraordinary than the one we thought we knew. It is the story of a dynasty's rise and fall, presenting a family struggling at every turn to establish their right to the throne; a family dominated by remarkable women doing everything possible to secure influence and the family line
Tudor : The Family Story by Leanda De Lisle( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tudors are a national obsession; they are our most notorious family in history. But, as Leanda de Lisle shows in this gripping new history, beyond the well-worn headlines is a family still more extraordinary than the one we thought we knew. The Tudor canon typically starts with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, before speeding on to Henry VIII and the Reformation. But this leaves out the family's obscure Welsh origins, the ordinary man known as Owen Tudor who would fall (literally) into a Queen's lap, and later her bed. It passes by the courage of Margaret Beaufort, the pregnant thirteen-year-old girl who would help found the Tudor dynasty; and the childhood and painful exile of her son, the future Henry VII. It ignores the fact that the Tudors were shaped by their past - those parts they wished to remember and those they wished to forget. By creating a full family portrait set against the background of this past, Leanda de Lisle enables us to see the Tudors in their own terms, rather than ours; and presents new perspectives and revelations on key figures and events. We see a family dominated by remarkable women doing everything possible to secure its future; understand why the Princes in the Tower were disappeared; look again at the bloodiness of Mary's reign; at Elizabeth's relationships with her cousins; and re-discover the true significance of previously overlooked figures. We see the supreme importance of achieving peace and stability in a violent and uncertain world, and of protecting and securing the bloodline.Tudor tells a family story like no other, and brings it once more to vivid life
After Elizabeth the death of Elizabeth and the coming of King James by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WHITE KING : charles i, traitor, murderer, martyr by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The sisters who would be Queen : The tragedy of Katherine, Mary and Lady Jane Grey by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A deep and fascinating account. Leanda de Lisle's close focus draws us into palace corridors, country houses and city streets where the excitement, intrigue and danger of the times are palpable. Jane Dunn on AFTER ELIZABETH. This masterly account recaptures superbly the edgy, wary feel of court and country at the key moment when Tudor England was transformed into Stuart Britain. In emphasising the faults of Queen Elizabeth I and the acuity of her successor King James I, Leanda de Lisle has brilliantly subverted the traditional story. Andrew Roberts on AFTER ELIZABETH. Leanda de Lisle has done what historians, to date, have overlooked. She spots the story in the seemingly uneventful handover of power to James I after Elizabeth's death, and rediscovers its thrilling drama. James accession was far from inevitable -- de Lisle vividly recounts the uncertainty, greed, intrigue and hypocrisy that defined the new age. This is an original, informative, absorbing account, written with verve and style. John Guy on AFTER ELIZABETH
WHITE KING : the untold story of charles i by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The sisters who would be queen by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

WHITE KING by Leanda De Lisle( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The sisters who would be queen : Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey : a Tudor tragedy
Alternative Names
Leanda De Lisle.

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After Elizabeth : the rise of James of Scotland and the struggle for the throne of EnglandThe sisters who would be queen : [Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey, a Tudor tragedy]After Elizabeth : how James, King of Scots won the crown of England in 1603The Catholics and their housesThe tragedy of Mary, Katherine and Lady Jane GreyAfter Elizabeth the death of Elizabeth and the coming of King JamesThe sisters who would be Queen : The tragedy of Katherine, Mary and Lady Jane GreyThe sisters who would be queen