Download and read online The King s Curse in PDF and EPUB From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the acclaimed Starz series The White Queen comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII’s stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England. As an heir to the Plantagenets, Margaret is seen by the King’s mother, the Red Queen, as a rival to the Tudor claim to the throne. She is buried in marriage to a Tudor supporter—Sir Richard Pole, governor of Wales—and becomes guardian to Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. But Margaret’s destiny, as cousin to the White Princess, is not for a life in the shadows. Tragedy throws her into poverty, yet a royal death restores her to her place at young Henry VIII’s court where she becomes chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. There she watches the dominance of the Spanish queen over her husband and her tragic decline. Amid the rapid deterioration of the Tudor court, Margaret must choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical Henry VIII or to her beloved queen. Caught between the old and the new, Margaret must find her own way, concealing her knowledge that an old curse cast upon all the Tudors is slowly coming true...
Download and read online Die letzte Gemahlin des K nigs in PDF and EPUB Meisterin des Wortes Heimlich unterhält die Witwe Kateryn Parr eine Affäre mit ihrer großen Liebe, dem Baron Thomas Seymour. Doch als König Henry VIII. um ihre Hand anhält, hat sie keine Wahl: Sie muss das Angebot annehmen und darf Thomas nie wiedersehen. Kateryn weiß genau, in welche Gefahr sie sich begibt – schließlich wird sie die sechste Gemahlin des launischen Königs. Von zwei ihrer Vorgängerinnen trennte er sich, zwei ließ er hinrichten. Mit der Zeit wähnt sie sich aber in Sicherheit: Im Herzen des Hofes gründet sie einen Studierzirkel und bestimmt als Regentin die Geschicke des Landes in Henrys Abwesenheit. Doch als Befürworterin religiöser Reformen zieht sie schließlich doch Henrys Zorn auf sich ... «Philippa Gregory, Königin des historischen Romans, setzt dieser Heldin ein unvergessliches Denkmal.» (People Magazine) «Niemand schreibt besser über die Tudors als Philippa Gregory.» (Publishers Weekly) «‹Die letzte Gemahlin des Königs› ist nicht nur ein faszinierender Roman über eine überraschend wenig bekannte Zeit der Tudor-Dynastie, sondern vermittelt auch das bedrückende Gefühl des puren Terrors, den das Leben unter einem launischen Tyrannen mit sich bringt – besonders, wenn man mit ihm verheiratet ist.» (Reader’s Digest) «Drastisch schildert Gregory die Beziehung von Kateryn Parr und ihrem Gemahl Henry VIII. Genauso gut beschreibt sie auch die religiösen und politischen Spannungen im England der Tudors. Fesselnd.» (The Times) «Gregorys komplexes Porträt des alternden Königs und seiner sinnlichen, gelehrten Braut wird Tudor-Fans begeistern.» (Publishers Weekly)
Download and read online Das Erbe der wei en Rose in PDF and EPUB Weiße Rose, rote Rose – ein Kampf zwischen Liebe und Vernunft Henry Tudor hat sich nach der siegreichen Schlacht von Bosworth 1485 zum König krönen lassen. Doch der neugewonnene Frieden ist fragil: Um die verfeindeten Häuser York und Lancaster miteinander zu vereinen, heiratet er Elizabeth von York. Die Loyalität der Königin wird auf eine harte Probe gestellt, als ein junger Mann auftaucht und Anspruch auf den Thron erhebt. Elizabeth muss sich entscheiden, wem ihre Treue gilt: ihrem Gemahl, den sie langsam zu lieben lernt, oder dem Mann, der behauptet, ihr Bruder zu sein. «Philippa Gregory schreibt wirklich verdammt gut.» (Brigitte)
Download and read online Die K nigin der Wei en Rose in PDF and EPUB England, 1464: Die Adelshäuser York und Lancaster kämpfen erbittert um den Thron. Als König Edward, der Erbe der Weißen Rose, der schönen jungen Witwe Elizabeth Woodville begegnet, ist es um beide geschehen. Doch Elizabeth weigert sich, Edwards Mätresse zu werden. Da heiratet der König sie entgegen allen Standesschranken – ein ungeheurer Skandal! Und keine Frau im Königreich hatte je so viele Feinde. Neid, Missgunst und Intrigen bringen Elizabeth und ihre Familie in größte Gefahr. Ihre Widersacher nennen sie eine Hure. Sie nennen sie eine Hexe. Doch Elizabeth weiß: Sie ist die Königin. «Philippa Gregory ist wahrlich die Meisterin des historischen Romans! Geschichte kann kaum unterhaltsamer, lebendiger oder bezaubernder erzählt werden.» (Sunday Express) «Die Königin der Weißen Rose» ist der erste Band ihrer Trilogie über die Zeit der Rosenkriege. Mit diesem Buch gelang der Autorin in Großbritannien wie den USA auf Anhieb der Sprung an die Spitze der Bestsellerlisten. Die Folgebände der Reihe werden ebenfalls im Rowohlt Verlag erscheinen. «Gekonnt erzählt, mit Detailreichtum und Tempo. Gregorys Heerscharen von Fans werden begeistert sein.» (Booklist)
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Download and read online The Boleyn Inheritance in PDF and EPUB From “the queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) comes this New York Times bestseller featuring three very different women whose fates are each bound by a bloody curse: the legacy of the Boleyn family. After the death of his third wife, Jane Seymour, King Henry VIII of England decides to take a new wife, but this time, not for love. The Boleyn Inheritance follows three women whose lives are forever changed because of the king’s decision, as they must balance precariously in an already shaky Tudor Court. Anne of Cleves is to be married to Henry to form a political alliance, though the rocky relationship she has to the king does not bode well for her or for England. Katherine Howard is the young, beautiful woman who captures Henry’s eye, even though he is set to marry Anne. Her spirit runs free and her passions run hot—though her affections may not be returned upon the King. Jane Rochford was married to George Boleyn, and it was her testimony that sent her husband and infamous sister-in-law Anne to their deaths. Throughout the country, her name is known for malice, jealousy, and twisted lust. The Boleyn Inheritance is a novel drawn tight as a lute string about three women whose positions brought them wealth, admirations, and power, as well as deceit, betrayal, and terror.
Download and read online The Other Boleyn Girl in PDF and EPUB The daughters of a ruthlessly ambitious family, Mary and Anne Boleyn are sent to the court of Henry VIII to attract the attention of the king, who first takes Mary as his mistress and then Anne as his wife.
Download and read online The Last Tudor in PDF and EPUB New York Times Bestseller The latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory features one of the most famous girls in history, Lady Jane Grey, and her two sisters, each of whom dared to defy her queen. Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king’s half sister Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner’s block, where Jane transformed her father’s greedy power grab into tragic martyrdom. “Learn you to die,” was the advice Jane wrote to her younger sister Katherine, who has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and fall in love. But she is heir to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and then to her half sister, Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a Tudor son. When Katherine’s pregnancy betrays her secret marriage, she faces imprisonment in the Tower, only yards from her sister’s scaffold. “Farewell, my sister,” writes Katherine to the youngest Grey sister, Mary. A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary keeps family secrets, especially her own, while avoiding Elizabeth’s suspicious glare. After seeing her sisters defy their queens, Mary is acutely aware of her own danger but determined to command her own life. What will happen when the last Tudor defies her ruthless and unforgiving Queen Elizabeth?
Download and read online The Kingmaker s Daughter in PDF and EPUB In this New York Times bestseller that inspired the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, Philippa Gregory tells the tale of Anne Neville, a beautiful young woman who must navigate the treachery of the English court as her father, known as the Kingmaker, uses her and her sister as pawns in his political game. The Kingmaker’s Daughter—Philippa Gregory’s first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl—is the gripping tale of the daughters of the man known as the Kingmaker, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England. Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters, Anne and Isabel, as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right. At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Married at age fourteen, she is soon left widowed and fatherless, her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Anne manages her own escape by marrying Richard, Duke of Gloucester, but her choice will set her on a collision course with the overwhelming power of the royal family.
Download and read online The White Queen in PDF and EPUB A tale of the Wars of the Roses follows Elizabeth Woodville, who ascends to royalty and fights for the well-being of her family, including two sons whose imprisonment in the Tower of London precedes a devastating unsolved mystery.
Download and read online The Red Queen in PDF and EPUB The irresistible stars of I Must Have Bobo! return in another everyday adventure in domestic disharmony, complete with an audio recording! Willy wants to write a storybook starring Bobo—and act out revenge fantasies on Earl—but Earl keeps wrecking the story (hence the desire to act out revenge fantasies!). Quit it, Earl…and stop stealing Bobo! But sometimes it only takes a small thing to realize that even sworn enemies have something in common. For instance: Bobo and Earl both have very snakey tails! Is that a truce? Don’t count on it.
Download and read online Wideacre in PDF and EPUB From #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory comes the stunning first novel of a thrilling trilogy about the Lacey family, and the captivating woman at the heart of a power-hungry estate willing to go to any means to protect her family name. Beatrice Lacey, as strong-minded as she is beautiful, refuses to conform to the social customs of her time. Destined to lose her heritage and beloved Wideacre estate once she is wed, Beatrice will use any means necessary to protect her ancestral name. Seduction, betrayal, even murder—Beatrice’s passion is without apology or conscience. “She is a Lacey of Wideacre,” her father warns, “and whatever she does, however she behaves, will always be fitting.” Yet even as Beatrice’s scheming seems about to yield her dream, she is haunted by the one living person who knows the extent of her plans...and her capacity for evil. Sumptuously set in Georgian England from the “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY), Wideacre is intensely gripping, rich in texture, and full of color and authenticity. It is a saga as irresistible in its singular magic as its heroine.
Download and read online The Other Queen in PDF and EPUB From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory—a dazzling new novel about the intriguing, romantic, and maddening Mary, Queen of Scots. Fleeing violent rebellions in Scotland, Mary looks to Queen Elizabeth of England for sanctuary. Though promised protection, Mary, perceived as a serious threat to the English crown, is soon imprisoned by her former friend as a “guest” in the house of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick. The newly married couple welcomes the condemned queen into their home, certain that serving as her hosts and jailers will bring them an advantage in the cutthroat world of the Elizabethan court. To their horror, they grow to realize that the task will bankrupt their estate and lose them what little favor they’ve managed to gain as their home becomes the epicenter of intrigue and rebellion against Queen Elizabeth. And Mary is not as hopeless as she appears, manipulating the earl and spinning her own web of treachery and deceit, as she sharpens her weapons to reclaim her Scottish throne—and to take over Queen Elizabeth’s of England.
Download and read online The White Princess in PDF and EPUB Adapted for the STARZ original series, The White Princess. Love to the Death. When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house—Elizabeth of York—to unify a country divided by war for more than three decades. But his bride is still in love with his dead enemy, and her mother and half of England remain loyal to her brother, the missing York heir. Henry’s greatest fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to reclaim the throne. When a young man who would be king invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her lost brother: the rose of York come home at last. “A bloody irresistible read.” —People “Bring on the blood, sex, and tears!...You name it, it’s all here.” —USA TODAY
Download and read online The Lady of the Rivers in PDF and EPUB When the death of Joan of Arc shows her the dangers faced by strong women, Jacquetta, a psychic descendant of a river goddess, studies alchemy and becomes the secret wife of Richard Woodville before returning to the court of Henry VI.