The Queen's Governess

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Author: Karen Harper

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446458644

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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'I could not fathom they were going to kill the queen. Nor could I bear to witness Anne Boleyn's beheading...' As a favour to a doomed queen, Kat Ashley agrees to become governess and confidante to the young Elizabeth Tudor. Together they suffer bitter exile, assassination attempts, and imprisonment, barely escaping with their reputations and their lives intact. But when Elizabeth is eventually crowned, Kat continues to serve her, faithfully guarding all of the queen's secrets, even the one that could bring down the monarchy...

The Queen's Confidante

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Author: Karen Harper

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448117623

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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London, 1501. Henry VII’s heir is dead... Elizabeth, his queen, fears foul play, but who can she trust with her suspicions that their son has been murdered? In her darkest hour she turns to Varina Wescott, a lowly candle maker and widow. Despite the difference in their stations they share a bond. Both women know the sorrow of losing a child. Varina is tasked with discovering all she can about the Prince’s death. Aided by the handsome and ambitious Nicholas Sutton, Varina’s mission will be a difficult one, as both Henry and Elizabeth have enemies determined to bring down the Tudor dynasty...

Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses

Connected with the Regal Succession of Great Britain

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Author: Agnes Strickland,Elizabeth Strickland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108026117

Category: History

Page: 460

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Volume 2 (1851) of this pioneering work of women's history focuses on Mary of Lorraine and Lady Margaret Douglas.

Lives of the Queens of England

From the Norman Conquest

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Author: Agnes Strickland,Elisabeth Strickland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Queens

Page: N.A

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Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest

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Author: Agnes Strickland,Elizabeth Strickland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108019765

Category: History

Page: 482

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The English writer Agnes Strickland (1796-1874) began her career writing poetry and romances before turning to biographical studies. This eight-volume series, written in collaboration with her sister Elizabeth, and first published between 1840 and 1849, was her most ambitious project. It provides biographical accounts of the queens of England from Matilda of Flanders to Queen Anne. Hugely popular in the Victorian period, Lives of the Queens of England and its sequel Lives of the Queens of Scotland remain important landmarks in the development of biography as a genre, and provide interesting perspectives on women's contribution to modern historiography. Volume 7 focuses on Mary II (1662-1694), and discusses her complicated relationship with her father, James II, and her sister, the future Queen Anne. For more information on these authors, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=striel and http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=striag

The Little Princesses

The Story Of The Queen's Childhood By Her Nanny Crawfie

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Author: Marion Crawford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409139271

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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he touching and ground-breaking account of the Queen and Princess Margaret's childhood by their nanny, with a foreword by former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond. In little more than fifty years the regard with which the Royal Family are held has changed out of all recognition. Their private lives are now the stuff of soap opera and it seems any one who comes into contact with them sells their story to the magazines or to the newspapers. Marion Crawford, 'Crawfie', as she was known to the Queen and Princess Margaret, became governess to the children of the Duke and Duchess of York in the early 1930s, little suspecting she was nurturing her future Queen. Beginning at the quiet family home in Piccadilly in the early 1930s and ending with the birth of Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in 1948, Crawfie tells how she brought the princesses up to be 'Royal' whilst also exposing them to the ordinary world of underground trains, buses and swimming lessons. THE LITTLE PRINCESSES was published in 1950 to a furore we cannot imagine today. Crawfie was demonised by the press, and the Queen Mother, who had been a great friend and who had, Crawfie maintained, given her permission to write the account, never spoke to her again.

The queens of England and their times

From Matilda, queen of William the Conqueror, to Adelaide, queen of William the Fourth

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Author: Francis Lancelott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Queens

Page: N.A

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Bedazzled

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Author: Bertrice Small

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758272936

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

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New York Times–bestselling author: “Breathless . . . suspense, sensuality and romance” collide for a bold heiress in seventeenth-century Europe (Publishers Weekly). Lady India Lindley is accustomed to having her own way in everything—and marriage is no exception. Determined to elope, she boards a ship bound for Italy with her intended. But when Ottoman pirates capture the vessel, Lady India finds herself a slave to the mysterious and very commanding Caynan Reis, ruler of the Barbary state of El Sinut. He makes it quite clear that she is no longer in charge. That’s his first mistake. Caynan is intrigued by the headstrong beauty, whose passions and will are as strong as his own. Clearly this is not a treasure he can steal but one he must earn. Very well. Showing the lady how accommodating he can be will be pure pleasure. But what starts as an erotic game of sensual surrender soon yields to a love beyond their wildest fantasies, one that could destroy them both. “Bedazzled is a gem.” —Romantic Times

The Queen's Rivals

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Author: Brandy Purdy

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758289367

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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Three sisters find themselves caught in the royal intrigues of Tudor England in this historical romance from the author of The Boleyn Bride. The Ladies Jane, Katherine, and Mary Grey were born in an age when all of London lived beneath the menacing shadow of the Tower. Tyrannized by Bloody Mary and then Elizabeth I, the sisters feared that love was unthinkable—and the scaffold all but unavoidable. Raised to fear her royal blood and what it might lead men to do in her name, Mary dreads what will become of herself and her elder sisters. On their honor, they have no designs for the crown, yet are condemned to solitude, forbidden to wed without permission from the queen—a permission that would never come. And though Mary is accustomed to dwelling in the shadows and may never catch the eye of a gentleman, her beautiful and brilliant sisters long for freedoms that would surely cost their lives. Now, Mary can only trust in divine providence to provide a chance for love and happiness—unless destiny gains the upper hand . . . A gripping and bittersweet tale of broken families and broken hearts, courage and conviction, The Queen’s Rivals recounts an astonishing chapter in the hard-won battle for the Tudor throne.

The Queen's Handmaiden

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Author: Jennifer Ashley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440620814

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A novel of the early years of Elizabeth Tudor-as told by the spirited niece of her real-life governess. Her name is Eloise Rousell . Daughter of a well-bred lady and a strolling player, she lived her early years in peaceful obscurity. But then her father died-and her new stepfather wanted none of her. So she was sent to her aunt, Kat Ashley-governess to the young Elizabeth Tudor. In the tumultuous household of the princess in exile, Eloise finds her destiny- best friend, confidante, lady-in-waiting, and favored seamstress of the fiery girl who would become the greatest monarch of all time. Through a decade of plots and counter-plots, tragedies and triumphs, Eloise, like her aunt, is a constant in Elizabeth's life. Risking her heart- and her head-in service to the cause of seeing Elizabeth on the throne, Eloise is a bright, brave, sprightly witness to history. This is her story.

Roses Have Thorns

A Novel of Elizabeth I

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Author: Sandra Byrd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143918318X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From the acclaimed author of To Die For comes a stirring novel told that sheds new light on Elizabeth I and her court. In 1565, seventeen-year-old Elin von Snakenborg leaves Sweden on a treacherous journey to England. Her fiancé has fallen in love with her sister and her dowry money has been gambled away, but ahead of her lies an adventure that will take her to the dizzying heights of Tudor power. Transformed through marriage into Helena, the Marchioness of Northampton, she becomes the highest-ranking woman in Elizabeth’s circle. But in a court that is surrounded by Catholic enemies who plot the queen’s downfall, Helena is forced to choose between her unyielding monarch and the husband she’s not sure she can trust—a choice that will provoke catastrophic consequences. A rich, tautly woven tale of love, deception, and grace, Roses Have Thorns vividly conjures the years leading up to the beheading of Mary Queen of Scots and is a brilliant exploration of treason, both to the realm and to the heart.

The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort

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Author: Theodore Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108059821

Category: History

Page: 534

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A lawyer by profession, Theodore Martin (1816-1909) gained literary distinction as both a humorous essayist and versatile translator. He found his greatest success, however, in the role of biographer to Prince Albert (1819-61). Commissioned by Queen Victoria to memorialise her late husband, this five-volume work was first published between 1875 and 1880. Intended as a continuation of the biography begun by Charles Grey (also reissued in this series), it has been described as 'less adulatory in tone than might be expected'. A treasury of letters and memoranda, it presents a detailed portrait of the character, words and deeds of a man whose life was necessarily immersed in the great events of his time. Volume 4 deals with the difficult period of 1856-9, which saw mutiny in India, worldwide commercial uncertainty, and the beginning of a decline in Albert's health.