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  • The Winter Crown

  • Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most powerful women in Europe, is crowned queen of England beside her young husband Henry II. While Henry battles their enemies and lays his plans, Eleanor is an adept acting ruler and mother to their growing brood of children. But she yearns for more than this - if only Henry would listen. Instead, Henry pushes Eleanor to the sidelines, involving himself with a young mistress and denying Eleanor her rightful authority. As matters reach a crisis, Eleanor becomes caught up in a family rebellion. And even a queen must face the consequences of treason....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What about the rest

  • By Jen Berry on 16-10-15

Winter Crown

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-05-19

This second book of the trilogy is brilliant, going to start the Autumn Queen straight away,

  • The Last Tudor

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

Jane Grey was Queen of England for nine days. Using her position as cousin to the deceased king, her father and his conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the king's half sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block. There Jane turned her father's greedy, failed grab for power into her own brave and tragic martyrdom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the book but was confused by the muddle of the recording.

  • By Lin on 12-08-17

The last tudor

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-04-19

The last tudor, such enthralling book, found it hard to put down, a great read

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  • Lady of the English

  • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Two very different women are linked by destiny and the struggle for the English crown. Matilda, daughter of Henry I, is determined to win back her crown from Stephen, the usurper king. Adeliza, Henry's widowed queen and Matilda's stepmother, is now married to William D'Albini, a warrior of the opposition. Both women are strong and prepared to stand firm for what they know is right. But in a world where a man's word is law, how can Adeliza obey her husband while supporting Matilda, the rightful queen?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating subject

  • By brenda miller on 26-07-13

Lady of the English

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-19

My first audio book, and shall be listening to more, two very strong women, written brilliantly