The Lady In The Tower

Never before has there been a book devoted entirely to Anne Boleyn's fall; now in Alison Weir's richly researched and impressively detailed portrait, we have a compelling story of the last days of history's most charismatic, controversial ...

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Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446449042

Category: History

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On 2 May, 1536, in an act unprecedented in English history, Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, was imprisoned in the Tower of London. On 15 May, she was tried and found guilty of high treason and executed just four days later. Mystery surrounds the circumstances leading up to her arrest - did Henry VIII instruct Thomas Cromwell to fabricate evidence to get rid of her so that he could marry Jane Seymour? Did Cromwell, for reasons of his own, construct a case against Anne and her faction, and then present compelling evidence before the King? Or was Anne, in fact, as guilty as charged? Never before has there been a book devoted entirely to Anne Boleyn's fall; now in Alison Weir's richly researched and impressively detailed portrait, we have a compelling story of the last days of history's most charismatic, controversial and tragic heroines.

The Lady of the Tower

But with great wealth comes betrayal, leaving Lucy to fight for her survival-and her honor-in a world of deceit and debauchery.Elizabeth St.John tells this dramatic story of love, betrayal, family bonds and loyalty through the eyes of her ...

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Author: Elizabeth St. John

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1523417889

Category:

Page: 346

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Orphaned Lucy St.John, described as "the most beautiful of all," defies English society by carving her own path through the decadent Stuart court. In 1609, the early days of the rule of James I are a time of glittering pageantry and cutthroat ambition, when the most dangerous thing one can do is fall in love . . . or make an enemy of Frances Howard, the reigning court beauty. Lucy catches the eye of the Earl of Suffolk, but her envious sister Barbara is determined to ruin her happiness. Exiling herself from the court, Lucy has to find her own path through life, becoming mistress of the Tower of London. Riding the coattails of the king's favorite, the Duke of Buckingham, the fortunes of the St.Johns rise to dizzying heights. But with great wealth comes betrayal, leaving Lucy to fight for her survival-and her honor-in a world of deceit and debauchery. Elizabeth St.John tells this dramatic story of love, betrayal, family bonds and loyalty through the eyes of her ancestor Lucy and her family's surviving diaries, letters and court papers.

The Lady in the Tower

Spring 1540 I am afraid. You are in grave danger. Mother, will you run away with me if I can free you? The servants call it the Lady Tower: the isolated part of the castle where Eleanor's mother is imprisoned after a terrible accusation.

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Author: Marie-Louise Jensen

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 9780192732668

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Spring 1540 I am afraid. You are in grave danger. Mother, will you run away with me if I can free you? The servants call it the Lady Tower: the isolated part of the castle where Eleanor's mother is imprisoned after a terrible accusation. For four years Eleanor's only comfort has been their secret notes to one another. A chance discovery reveals a plot to murder her mother. Now Eleanor must free her before it is too late. But with danger and betrayal at every turn, she can trust no one. Especially not her father. Eleanor must use all her cunning to survive. For she soon realises that it is not just her mother she needs to save . . . but also herself.

The Lady in the Tower

They came for me yesterday, and we glided along the riverto the great grey Tower. Many times had I seen it before but never with such fearful clarity.

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Author: Jean Plaidy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448150526

Category: Fiction

Page:

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One of history’s most complex and alluring women comes to life in this classic novel by the legendary Jean Plaidy. Anne Boleyn was not beautiful but she was irresistible and captured the hearts of kings and commoners alike. Daughter of an ambitious country lord, Anne was taught to court and marry well and raise the family’s fortunes. She soon surpassed even their greatest expectations. Although his queen was loving and loyal, King Henry VIII swore he would put her aside and make Anne his wife. And so he did, though the divorce would tear apart the English church and inflict religious turmoil and bloodshed on his people for generations to come. Loathed by the English people, who called her “the King’s Great Whore,” Anne Boleyn was soon caught in the trap of her own ambition. Political rivals surrounded her at court and, when she failed to produce a much-desired male heir, they closed in, preying on the king’s well-known insecurity and volatile temper. Wrongfully accused of adultery and incest, Anne found herself imprisoned in the Tower of London, where she was at the mercy of her husband and of her enemies.

The Lady in the Tower

When King Henry VIII swore that he would make the irresistible Anne Boleyn his wife, he tore apart the English church and inflicted religious turmoil on his people for generations.

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Author: Jean Plaidy

Publisher:

ISBN: 0739454005

Category: Great Briatin

Page: 380

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When King Henry VIII swore that he would make the irresistible Anne Boleyn his wife, he tore apart the English church and inflicted religious turmoil on his people for generations. Loathed by the English people and unable to produce a male heir, Anne was soon caught in the trap of her own ambition.

The Lady Elizabeth

A vivid fictional portrait of the tumultuous early life of Queen Elizabeth I describes her perilous path to the throne of England and the scandal, intrigues, and religious turmoil she confronted along the way, from the deaths of her parents ...

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Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345495365

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

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A vivid fictional portrait of the tumultuous early life of Queen Elizabeth I describes her perilous path to the throne of England and the scandal, intrigues, and religious turmoil she confronted along the way, from the deaths of her parents, Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII, to the fanaticism of her sister, Mary I. By the author of Innocent Traitor. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Watch the Lady

Watch The Lady by Elizabeth Fremantle combines fast-paced storytelling with rich period detail' Good Housekeeping 'If you want an immersive read then this is it.

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Author: E C Fremantle

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781405909433

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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THE QUEEN'S GODDAUGHTER. HER MOST TRUSTED MAID. ADULTRESS. ENEMY OF THE STATE. WHO IS THE REAL PENELOPE DEVEREUX? Penelope Devereux is a legendary beauty in the court of Elizabeth I, with a smile that would light up the shadows of hell. But it's not just her looks which have won her favour with the Queen wing; her canny instinct for being in the right place at the right time, and her skilled political manoeuvrings under the guise of diplomacy, have rendered her a formidable adversary to anyone who stands in her path. Including Elizabeth. For Penelope must secure the future of the Devereux dynasty at whatever cost. Even treason. And the Queen, a woman she holds responsible for the death of her father, the exile of her mother and her failure to marry the one man she ever truly loved, is just one more pawn in a deadly game. Walking the knife-edge of court, whilst ensuring that her reckless brother Essex remains the only star in the Queen's firmament - and out of the Tower - Penelope must plan for the inevitable succession of an ailing monarch. But her secret letters of friendship to a foreign King - one who has a strong claim to the English throne - could see her illustrious family in the gutter and her own head on the block. It would only take a single mistake, a slip of the tongue, an intercepted message for Penelope to become the architect of her downfall. In a world where sister is turned against brother, husband against wife, courtier against queen, the rules of the game are forever changing. Praise for Watch the Lady 'The research and historical detail are impeccable . . . and fans will enjoy this evocation of Elizabeth's tumultuous court' Times 'A glamourous tale peopled by warrior poets, flamboyant courtiers and shameless loves, it is also sharp, perceptive and dramatic' Sunday Express 'Be transported to the court of Elizabeth I, where Penelope Devereux is prepared to do anything in the scramble for power. Watch The Lady by Elizabeth Fremantle combines fast-paced storytelling with rich period detail' Good Housekeeping 'If you want an immersive read then this is it. The remarkable story of the beautiful Penelope Devereux comes vividly alive, bursting with colour and detail. The reader is transported to the perilous Elizabethan court, with all its plots, treachery and heartbreak, and gains fascinating insights into some of the most important figures of the time. Yet again Elizabeth Fremantle has produced a pacey, powerful narrative that kept this reader riveted throughout' Jane Thynne 'Penelope Devereux, perspicacious, beautiful and muse of Sir Philip Sidney, will stop at nothing for the sake of her family. I was gripped by the tale of risky political and sexual shenanigans in the court of Elizabeth l' Woman and Home 'Penelope is a fascinating character and beautifully drawn in this enthralling, moving and immaculately written novel... Fremantle handles the intriguing with aplomb and it's impossible to read the books without feeling you are living events alongside the characters' Imogen Robertson, Historia 'Fascinating . . . it's a delight to keep Penelope company as she plunges into the intrigues of Elizabeth's court' The History Girls 'Ever since Queen's Gambit took the world of historical fiction by storm 3 years ago, Liz Fremantle's books have been the ones to watch in the world of Tudor fiction. The combination of depth, intelligence and real historical imagination that she brings to bear on the lesser-known (but immensely powerful) women of the Tudor era is unmatched in contemporary writing and gets better with each book. Not that either of the previous ones were sub par - far from it, they were exceptional - but, as with all good writers, the apprenticeship of each book sees its realisation in the one that comes after it and there's a steady rise in the textures and depths and many-layered plot threads. The Lady we watch here is Penelope, sister of the notorious Essex, wife of a man who doesn't want to bed her, lover of those who do - though never the most important one: that love is unrequited and all the more powerful for it. The machinations of Elizabeth's court were never easy, but became positively frenetic as she edged towards death and refused to name a successor and the way the ageing monarch plays Cecil against Essex, as seen through the eyes of the woman who has to navigate a clear path through the chaos is brilliant. In fact, the shift of viewpoint from Penelope to Cecil and back again is the core strength of this book. Neither is an entirely reliable narrator, even to themselves, but taken together, they mesh to make a hologram of a time in history that is endlessly fascinating, but never fully understood. This book is glorious. It will delight fans of Hilary Mantel and Philippa Gregory alike, but will also garner a whole new audience from those who just love good writing, whatever the genre, whatever the era' Manda Scott 'A wonderful, totally transporting novel that folds you into its world, word by word, page by page, and remains with you long after the last. I absolutely loved this book. Fremantle is a brilliant novelist' Eve Chase, author of Black Rabbit Hall

The Princes in the Tower

Offers a solution to the centuries-old mystery of the fate of the boy king Edward V and his younger brother, who were believed killed by their uncle, Richard III

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Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: UOM:39015033977581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 287

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Offers a solution to the centuries-old mystery of the fate of the boy king Edward V and his younger brother, who were believed killed by their uncle, Richard III

The Murder in the Tower

'Take the lady to the Tower,' said James. 'And this time make sure that she is well guarded. And what of Will Seymour?' There was no news of Will Seymour ...

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Author: Jean Plaidy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448150311

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Let multi-million copy and international bestselling author Jean Plaidy transport you back in time with this beautifully evocative, enthralling and enchanting novel of murder and mystery. If you like Philippa Gregory, you will not be disappointed. 'Jean Plaidy conveys the texture of various patches of the past with such rich complexity' -- Guardian 'Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting' - Observer 'Entertaining, intelligent and engrossing' -- ***** Reader review 'Jean Plaidy is just a master storyteller. Absolutely brilliant!' -- ***** Reader review 'Very well written, makes you feel like you are really an insider as to what most likely was taking place.' -- ***** Reader review 'Couldn't put it down...!' -- ***** Reader review ******************************************************************************** The dashing Robert Carr is a well-known favourite of King James I and he rises quickly through the ranks. A glorious future seems assured... But when he is married to the cunning and beautiful child-bride, Frances Howard, everything changes. Frances emerges as a headstrong force of nature - determined to have her way, no matter what the cost. Her attempts to rid herself of an unwanted husband, and later to ensnare a lukewarm lover, lead her deep into the world of spell-makers and treachery. This is a woman to underestimate at great peril. When Robert finds himself ensnared in one of Frances's plots he finally learns what she is truly capable of... The Stuart saga continues in The Wandering Prince.

The Prince the Lady the Tower

The Prince, The Lady & The Tower by Muriel Jensen released on Jan 24, 1997 is available now for purchase.

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Author: Muriel Jensen

Publisher:

ISBN: 0373166699

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

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The Prince, The Lady & The Tower by Muriel Jensen released on Jan 24, 1997 is available now for purchase.

Anne Boleyn s Letter from the Tower

In Anne Boleyn's Letter from the Tower, Sandra Vasoli provides an in-depth investigation of the individuals who may well have kept the letter safe for nearly 500 years, from author to its present home in the British Library.

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Author: Sandra Vasoli

Publisher:

ISBN: 8494372157

Category: History

Page: 86

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"Sir, Your Grace's Displeasure and my Imprisonment are Things so strange unto me, as what to Write, or what to Excuse, I am altogether ignorant." Thus opens a burned fragment of a letter dated 6 May 1536 and signed "Anne Boleyn," a letter in which the imprisoned queen fervently proclaims her innocence to her husband, King Henry VIII. This letter "from the Lady in the Tower" has divided historians in recent years, with some dismissing it as a fake. There has been no definitive study of the letter or its mysterious provenance... until now. In Anne Boleyn's Letter from the Tower, Sandra Vasoli provides an in-depth investigation of the individuals who may well have kept the letter safe for nearly 500 years, from author to its present home in the British Library. - Did Anne Boleyn actually compose the letter from the Tower? - Did Henry VIII regret his final tragic actions against Anne Boleyn? Sandra Vasoli unravels the mysteries of this letter and also reveals a startling comment found buried in an age-old document which gives us a cryptic clue into Henry VIII's anguish over his second wife. The culmination of this research may well alter the accepted view of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII's doomed marriage...

The Lady of the Ravens Queens of the Tower Book 1

‘A fascinating portrait of the women who helped make a dynasty’ The Times ‘Bewitching’ Woman & Home ‘Evocative’ Woman’s Weekly

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Author: Joanna Hickson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008305598

Category: Fiction

Page: 466

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‘A fascinating portrait of the women who helped make a dynasty’ The Times ‘Bewitching’ Woman & Home ‘Evocative’ Woman’s Weekly

In My Tower

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Author: Lady Walpurga Ehrengarde Helena von Hohenthal Paget

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049918637

Category: Great Britain

Page: 558

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