The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels
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  • The Lady of the Rivers | Philippa Gregory

    The Lady of the Rivers

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Tracy-Ann Oberman
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    Jacquetta, daughter of the count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, was married to the great Englishman John, duke of Bedford, uncle to Henry VI. Widowed at the age of 19, she took the extraordinary risk of marrying a gentleman of her household for love and then carved out a life for herself as Queen Margaret of Anjou's close friend and a Lancaster supporter - until the day that her daughter Elizabeth Woodville fell in love and married the rival king Edward IV.

    Not unabridged

    Great story, too good to to miss half by listening to the abridged. Looking forward to the rest in the series

    Reviewed on 27 August 2016 by Julianne ()
  • The Red Queen | Philippa Gregory

    The Red Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Emily Watson, Gareth Armstrong
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    The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal friend and servant, undermine the support for Richard III and ultimately ensure that her only son, Henry Tudor, triumphs as King of England.

    Fiction based on history

    Brilliant, thoroughly enjoyed it. I love fiction based on an actual historical character. It doesnt have to be factually accurate for me. Besides, we ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 February 2012 by Linda (Bridgend, United Kingdom)
  • The Kingmaker's Daughter | Philippa Gregory

    The Kingmaker's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Jane Collingwood
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    Anne Neville and her sister Isabel are daughters of the most powerful magnate in 15th century England. Ever ruthless, always plotting, in the absence of a son and heir, Warwick sets about using his daughters as pawns in his political games. Anne grows from a delightful child brought up at the court of Edward IV and his queen, Elizabeth Woodville, intimacy and friendship with the family of Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Her life is overturned when her father turns on his former allies, escapes England and invades with an enemy army.

    Best book of the series so far!

    I am not one for reviewing products but I felt this deserved one. I had listened to the Red Queen previously and thoroughly enjoyed it. I then listene..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 December 2015 by Tamorinia (Scotland)
  • The King's Curse: Cousins' War Book 6 | Philippa Gregory

    The King's Curse: Cousins' War Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
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    The riveting story of Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, and was one of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the Wars of the Roses. Plantagenet, once carried proudly by Margaret like a crown upon her head, is now, at the end of the 15th century, the most dangerous name in England...

    Irritating if you're english!

    Great story, despite the author's penchant for needless superlatives and "oh"s every so often, it's always fascinating to imagine the narrator's viewp..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 January 2015 by Jane de Nagle Costello ()
  • The Other Boleyn Girl | Philippa Gregory

    The Other Boleyn Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons
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    When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both the golden prince and her growing role as an unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots when the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her powerfully ambitious sister, Anne Boleyn.

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  • Boleyn Inheritance | Philippa Gregory

    Boleyn Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Davina Porter, Bianca Amato, Charlotte Parry
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    Anne of Cleves must literally save her neck in a court ruled by a deadly game of politics and the terror of an unpredictable and vengeful king. Her Boleyn Inheritance: accusations and false witnesses. Katherine Howard catches the king's eye within moments of arriving at court, setting in motion a dreadful machine of politics, intrigue, and treason that she does not understand. Her Boleyn Inheritance: the threat of the axe. Jane Rochford's name is a byword for malice, jealousy and twisted lust throughout Europe. Her Boleyn Inheritance: a fortune and a title in exchange for her soul.

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  • The Boleyn Inheritance: Boleyn, Book 2 | Philippa Gregory

    The Boleyn Inheritance: Boleyn, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Lucy Scott, Emma Powell, Candida Gubbins
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    It is 1539, and the court of Henry VIII is increasingly fearful at the moods of the ageing, sickly king. With only a baby in the cradle for an heir, Henry has to take another wife. The dangerous prize of the crown of England is won by Anne of Cleves, who has her own reasons for agreeing to marry a man old enough to be her father. Although fascinated by the glamour of her new surroundings, Anne senses a trap closing around her.

    The Boleyn Inheritance

    I wasn't sure I was going to like this book at first. I'm not always a great fan of the letter-like use of the first tense and it took me a while to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 May 2007 by Kelly (Leamington SpaUnited Kingdom)
  • The Taming of the Queen | Philippa Gregory

    The Taming of the Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
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    Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse.... Kateryn Parr, a 30-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father, who has buried four wives - King Henry VIII - commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted 16 months, the one before barely half a year.

    Really njoyable read but finishes too early

    I found this a fascinating take on the last Queen Kate & the religious backdrop of the final few years of Henry VIII reign. I particularly noted with ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 August 2015 by Mrs (Moreton, United Kingdom)
  • The Queen's Fool | Philippa Gregory

    The Queen's Fool

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
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    It is winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a 14-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee Spain with her father. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee. Her gift of "Sight," the ability to foresee the future, is priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward's protector, who brings her to court as a "holy fool" for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth.

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  • The Virgin's Lover | Philippa Gregory

    The Virgin's Lover

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen. One woman hears the tidings with utter dread. Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, knows that the bells she hears will summon her husband once more to power, intrigue, and a passionate love affair. Philippa Gregory paints a picture of a country on the brink of greatness, a young woman grasping at her power, a young man whose ambition is greater than his means, and the wife who cannot forgive them.

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  • The Other Queen | Philippa Gregory

    The Other Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen, Jenny Sterlin, Ron Keith
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    New York Times best-selling author Philippa Gregory presents a new and unique view of one of history's most intriguing, romantic, and maddening heroines. Biographers often neglect the captive years of Mary Queen of Scots, who trusted Queen Elizabeth's promise of sanctuary when she fled from rebels in Scotland and then found herself imprisoned as the "guest" of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick.

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  • The Other Queen | Philippa Gregory

    The Other Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck, Colleen Prendergast, Roger May
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    Mary is Queen of Scotland but has been forced to flee her land and take refuge in an England that is ruled by her cousin Elizabeth. But England, precarious in its Protestant state, doesn't need a charismatic Catholic figurehead at large. So Elizabeth's chief advisor, Cecil, devises a plan in which Mary will live under guard with his trusted accomplice: Bess of Hardwick. Bess is a self-made woman, a shrewd survivor. She is newly married to her fourth and most distinguished husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury.

    A fabulous read and listening experience

    Wow... loved this! I had so thoroughly enjoyed reading this book that I worried the audio version would not meet my expectations or match the images ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 August 2010 by Janice (Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom)