The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels

11 books in series
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The Lady of the Rivers Summary

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. Of all the little-known but important women of the period, her dramatic story is the most neglected. With her links to Melusina and to the founder of the house of Luxembourg, together with her reputation for making magic, she is the most haunting of heroines.

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    • The Lady of the Rivers

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Tracy-Ann Oberman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
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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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is NOT unabridged

    • By K. M. Woodhouse on 26-07-16

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Red Queen

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Emily Watson, Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wicked woman wins!

    • By Kirstine on 04-02-12

    Regular price: £14.39

    • The Kingmaker's Daughter

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic story, performed very well.

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-09-17

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    • The Constant Princess

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Karina Fernandez
    • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
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    1491. Henry VII’s eldest son, Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, has been betrothed since childhood to the Spanish princess Katherine of Aragon. Their marriage will cement the alliance Henry Tudor craves to secure his country. But when Arthur’s sudden death leaves an 11-year-old boy heir to the kingdom, Henry Tudor must choose whether to send Katherine back to Spain or to marry her himself. Katherine has no son from her brief marriage to secure her future; her substantial dowry and his powerful contract are at stake.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring.

    • By Mrs Harriet Watson on 18-09-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The King's Curse

    • Cousins' War Book 6
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 24 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
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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...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Irritating if you're english!

    • By Janey de Nagle Costello on 21-01-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Three Sisters, Three Queens

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined - with Margaret's younger sister, Mary - to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • quite good

    • By nana devon on 01-10-16

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    • The Other Boleyn Girl

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Kirby
    • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1521. Young Mary Boleyn arrives at court, maid in waiting and favourite of Queen Katherine of Aragon. Yet Mary catches the eye of the capricious king, and - propelled by the ambitions of the powerful Boleyn family - she betrays her queen and takes her place as Henry VIII’s new mistress. But while Mary is in childbed, a rival comes to court: her sister Anne, a young woman ruthless in her drive to become queen.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful - but needs an edit

    • By Daisy on 15-08-18

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    • The Boleyn Inheritance

    • The Tudor Court, Book 4
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Pippa Bennett-Warner, Georgia Maguire, Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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    1539. Anne of Cleves wins the dangerous prize of becoming Henry VIII’s fourth wife. From the start, Anne’s royal blood, education and fierce intelligence count for nothing as the king pursues young Katherine Howard. Katherine is a pawn in the political manoeuvres of her ambitious family; unprepared for the dangers that await, she steps into their trap. At her side is kinswoman Jane Boleyn, who has served - and betrayed - one queen already: her sister-in-law Anne, who died on Henry’s scaffold. Will Jane betray a second queen to the headsman?  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listen to this if you are a Tudor fan

    • By js on 21-07-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Taming of the Queen

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Karin on 19-10-15

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Last Tudor

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
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    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

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Other Queen

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Alex Kingston, Madeleine Leslay
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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      5 out of 5 stars 71
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    1568. Mary Queen of Scots, fleeing rebellion in her kingdom, is offered a safe haven by Elizabeth I with George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick. The arrival of an extravagent queen turns the household upside down, as it becomes clear that the visit is a house arrest. Queen Mary makes Bess’ hard-won house a centre for unrest and treason, and - perhaps worst of all - Mary Queen of Scots’ fabled beauty starts to work on the Tudor loyalist, Bess’ own husband, George.   

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Differing vocal levels

    • By D. Gillespie on 14-11-18

    Regular price: £8.49