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Plaidy, Jean 1906-1993

Works: 159 works in 1,977 publications in 11 languages and 64,970 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6015.I3, 823.914
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Publications about Jean Plaidy
Publications by Jean Plaidy
Publications by Jean Plaidy, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Jean Plaidy
The sixth wife by Jean Plaidy( Book )
45 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,473 libraries worldwide
Life and loves of Katharine Parr - the last wife of Henry VIII - from before her marriage to the King to her death
The rose without a thorn by Jean Plaidy( Book )
42 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,444 libraries worldwide
If Katherine Howard had not been born both poor and beautiful, or had she not been adopted by her grandmother, the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, she might indeed have wed her childhood playmate, Thomas Culpepper. But left to run wild in her grandmother's licentious household, Katherine was introduced to secret pleasures. And as she grew in years and beauty, she was made to serve the political ambitions of her powerful uncle, the Duke of Norfolk. When the aging King Henry VIII, desperate for a strong male heir, chose Katherine as his fifth wife, her tragic destiny was sealed
Myself my enemy by Jean Plaidy( Book )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,355 libraries worldwide
The captive Queen of Scots by Jean Plaidy( Book )
38 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,314 libraries worldwide
Mary, Queen of Scots, life in captivity and those involved with her
The thistle and the rose by Jean Plaidy( Book )
37 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,312 libraries worldwide
A lusty period of English history, the writer writes of an indomitable woman who battled the courts of Scotland, England and France for her children and the men she loved
The Plantagenet prelude by Jean Plaidy( Book )
32 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,238 libraries worldwide
A fictional account of the lives and times of Eleanor of Aquitaine, King Henry II, and Thomas a Becket
The Queen's husband by Jean Plaidy( Book )
27 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
Based on the life of Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria
Uneasy lies the head by Jean Plaidy( Book )
29 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,231 libraries worldwide
Tells of the rivalry between King Henry VII of England and his son, the Prince of Wales, over Katharine of Aragon
Madonna of the seven hills by Jean Plaidy( Book )
37 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,217 libraries worldwide
The story of Lucrezia Borgia, born into a family that provided a source of scandal for 5 centuries. A tale of passion, intrigue, and murder
The Queen and Lord M by Jean Plaidy( Book )
31 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,194 libraries worldwide
The young Queen Victoria succumbs to the worldly charms of Lord Melbourne, prime minister and husband of Lady Caroline Lamb, and finds herself surrounded by palace intrigue
The widow of Windsor by Jean Plaidy( Book )
31 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,171 libraries worldwide
Albert was dead and the Queen, stricken with grief, prepared to spend the rest of her life mourning. Her Government and her family sought to bring herout of seclusion but she was determined to remain the Widow of Windsor. The years which followed were some of the most momentous in British history, some of the Queen's ministers the most famous. There was the great Palmerston who managed to keep a mocking ascendancy over her; Mr. Gladstone, Grand Old Man and People's William, who prowled the streets at night in an attempt to lead prostitutes back to a life of respectability, and who was no favorite of the Queen, unlike the witty Disraeli, who charmed hercompletely. She was surrounded by the colorful members of her family --sons, daughters, their wives and husbands, her grandchildren. There was the censorious Vicky, Crown Princess of Prussia and Empress-to-be who suffered great domestic tragedy; Louise who married outside royalty; Lenchen and baby Beatrice; there was Alfred whose amorous adventures caused his mother such concern and Leopold whose ill health was an even greater anxiety; there was Arthur who had inherited his father's goodness; and above all there was Bertie, Prince of Wales and heir to the throne. Suppressed in his father's lifetime, he was determined to pursue pleasure for the rest of his life and his passions were racing and fascinating women. His adventures twice brought him into the witness box to give evidence in famous trials which created the scandals of the decade, and brought sorrow and humiliation to Alexandra, whose happy childhood in the Yellow Palace of Denmark had ill prepared her for life with the gay and charming philanderer whom she discovered her husband to be. But Queen Victoria at Windsor, Balmoral, Osborne or Buckingham Palace cannot fail to dominate the scene. Her relationship with John Brown, the rough Highlander, gave rise to speculation, but she was impervious to scandal. All the fascinating characters of an unforgettable age rotate about her like planets round the sun; she remained the great Queen until the moment of her death and the passing of an era
The Spanish bridegroom by Jean Plaidy( Book )
25 editions published between 1954 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
To restore the power of Spain and bring England back to the iron embrace of the Holy Church, the young Phillip agreed to marry Mary Tudor. His golden hair and pale skin filled the middle-aged Queen with thoughts of hither-to-forbidden pleasures. Yet again is Phillip the servant of his country
The lady in the tower by Jean Plaidy( Book )
32 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,158 libraries worldwide
The story of Anne Boleyn, who so bewitched King Henry VIII that he put aside his wife to make Anne his bride
The revolt of the eaglets by Jean Plaidy( Book )
22 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
A fictional account of the life and times of Henry Plantagenet after his murder of Thomas a Becket, as his wife and sons turn against him
The heart of the lion by Jean Plaidy( Book )
24 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,132 libraries worldwide
King Richard's life is one fantastic adventure after another, but this is not merely an account of fullblooded adventure. It is also the revelation of the strange nature of England's most romantic king
Madame Serpent by Jean Plaidy( Book )
46 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,131 libraries worldwide
An historical romance centering on Catherine de Medici, from her reluctant marriage at fourteen to France's philandering future Henry II, through years of unrequited passion and love, to her emergence as ruthless Regent of France
The prince of darkness by Jean Plaidy( Book )
15 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,122 libraries worldwide
Based on the life of King John
The battle of the queens by Jean Plaidy( Book )
25 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,078 libraries worldwide
Set early in the thirteenth century, this Plantagenet saga mirrors the tensions between France and England by focusing on the complex relationship between two beautiful rivals for political power
The star of Lancaster by Jean Plaidy( Book )
9 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,072 libraries worldwide
Richard the Second is losing his hold on the crown and Henry of Bolingbroke, previously exiled by the king, returns to England to claim it. Richard is deposed and dies mysteriously, murdered some say on the orders of Bolingbroke, now King Henry the Fourth. But Henry finds the crown harder to hold onto than it was to win
The courts of love by Jean Plaidy( Book )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,058 libraries worldwide
"The story of Eleanor of Aquitaine"--Jacket
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Associated Subjects
Agincourt, Battle of (France : 1415) Albert,--Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, Anne Boleyn,--Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, Blanche,--of Castile, Queen, consort of Louis VIII, King of France, Borgia, Lucrezia, Borgia family Catharine Howard,--Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, Catharine Parr,--Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, Catherine de Médicis,--Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, Charles--I,--King of England, Christian saints Civilization, Medieval Civil war Courts and courtiers Eleanor,--of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England, Elizabeth,--Queen, consort of Henry VII, King of England, England English fiction Europe--Papal States France France--Agincourt Great Britain Henrietta Maria,--Queen, consort of Charles I, King of England, Henry--II,--King of England, Henry--IV,--King of England, Henry--V,--King of England, Henry--VII,--King of England, Henry--VIII,--King of England, Historical fiction Hundred Years' War (1339-1453) Isabella,--Queen, consort of John, King of England, Italy John,--King of England, Kings and rulers Margaret,--Queen, consort of James IV, King of Scotland, Mary,--Queen of Scots, Melbourne, William Lamb,--Viscount, Nobility Philip--II,--King of Spain, Poitiers, Diane de,--Duchess of Valentinois, Prime ministers Princes Queens Richard--I,--King of England, Richard--II,--King of England, Scotland Spanish fiction Thomas,--à Becket, Saint, Victoria,--Queen of Great Britain, Young women
Alternative Names

controlled identity Carr, Philippa, 1906-1993

controlled identity Ford, Elbur, 1906-1993

controlled identity Hibbert, Eleanor, 1906-1993

controlled identity Holt, Victoria, 1906-1993

controlled identity Kellow, Kathleen, 1906-1993

controlled identity Tate, Ellalice, 1906-1993

Burford Eleanor
Burford, Eleanor, 1906-1993.
Burford Hibbert, Eleanor Alice.
Carr, Philippa.
Ford Elbur
Ford, Elbur, 1906-1993
Hibbert Eleanor
Hibbert, Eleanor, 1906-1993.
Hibbert, Eleanor A. Burford
Hibbert, Eleanor Alice
Hibbert, Eleanor Alice, 1906-1993
Hibbert, Eleanor Alice Burford.
Hibbert, Eleanor Alice Burford, 1906-1993
Hibbert, Eleanor (Eleanor Alice Burford), 1906-1993
Hibbert, George Percival, Mrs.
Holt, Victoria.
Kellow Kathleen
Kellow, Kathleen, 1906-1993
Percival, Anna.
Plaidy, Jean.
Plaidy, Jean 1906-1993
Pleĭdi, Dzhin, 1906-1993
Tate Elalice
Tate, Ellalice.
Tate, Ellalice, 1906-1993
היברט, אלינור, 1906-1993
פלידי, ג'ין, 1906-1993
プレイディー, ジーン
English (435)
Spanish (96)
Czech (18)
German (6)
Russian (6)
Dutch (6)
French (2)
Croatian (2)
Portuguese (2)
Slovenian (1)
Serbian (1)
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