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Plaidy, Jean 1906-1993

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Works: 453 works in 2,292 publications in 7 languages and 82,244 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6015.I3, 823.914
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The sixth wife by Jean Plaidy( Book )
31 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,416 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 )
31 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,395 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 )
13 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 1,308 libraries worldwide
Donated
The thistle and the rose by Jean Plaidy( Book )
25 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,283 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 captive Queen of Scots by Jean Plaidy( Book )
29 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
Mary, Queen of Scots, life in captivity and those involved with her
The captive of Kensington Palace by Jean Plaidy( Book )
15 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 1,214 libraries worldwide
The young Princess Victoria is never allowed to be alone, kept from Court for fear she might be contaminated by contact with the King's illegitimate sons and daughter, grew up to regard herself a prisoner. An account of the years of conflict when the character of a young Princess was being molded into that of a great Queen
The Queen's husband by Jean Plaidy( Book )
25 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
After Albert arrives at Windsor, the young Queen's determination to remain single is severly tested until finally, in October 1839, she proposes marriage
Queen of this realm : the story of Elizabeth I by Jean Plaidy( Book )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,184 libraries worldwide
With her perilous path of accession to the throne behind her, Elizabeth the First, the cool-headed young British monarch, must restrain her passion for the dashing courtier Robert Dudley or risk her beloved country's welfare
The princess of Celle by Jean Plaidy( Book )
20 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 1,180 libraries worldwide
After her marriage to the ruthless, dissolute man who would claim the British throne as George I, the beautiful, virtuous Sophia Dorothea is neglected until she falls in love with Swedish adventurer Count Konigsmarck
Murder most royal by Jean Plaidy( Book )
27 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,162 libraries worldwide
Anne Boleyn and her younger cousin Catherine Howard face similar fates in their lives at court. (Series: Tudor Novels, 4)
Uneasy lies the head by Jean Plaidy( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
Tells of the rivalry between King Henry VII of England and his son, the Prince of Wales, over Katharine of Aragon
The Plantagenet prelude by Jean Plaidy( Book )
20 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,155 libraries worldwide
A fictional account of the lives and times of Eleanor of Aquitaine, King Henry II, and Thomas a Becket
The Queen and Lord M by Jean Plaidy( Book )
27 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,144 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 )
27 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,144 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
Madame Serpent by Jean Plaidy( Book )
34 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,134 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
Madonna of the seven hills by Jean Plaidy( Book )
26 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,133 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
Victoria victorious by Jean Plaidy( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 1,133 libraries worldwide
The life of Queen Victoria, as well as the awesome expansion of the British Empire during her sixty-four-year reign, is recreated in this historical epic
The lady in the tower by Jean Plaidy( Book )
26 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,127 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 Spanish bridegroom by Jean Plaidy( Book )
20 editions published between 1954 and 1972 in English and held by 1,127 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 murder in the tower by Jean Plaidy( Book )
14 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,048 libraries worldwide
Frances, married against her will when still a child, entered the world of spell-makers and poisoners in an attempt to rid herself of an unwanted husband
 
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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 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, Anne
Plaidy, Jean
Plaidy, Jean 1906-1993
Pleĭdi, Dzhin, 1906-1993
Tate, Ellalice.
Tate, Ellalice, 1906-1993
היברט, אלינור, 1906-1993
פלידי, ג'ין, 1906-1993
プレイディー, ジーン
Languages
English (399)
Spanish (47)
Russian (8)
German (5)
Slovenian (4)
Croatian (2)
French (1)
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