England 1422 Owen Tudor, a Welsh servant, waits in Windsor Castle to meet his new mistress, the beautiful and lonely Queen Catherine of Valois, widow of the warrior king, Henry V Her infant son is crowned King of England and France, and while the country simmers on the brink of civil war, Owen
As Henry VIII lies on his deathbed, an incendiary manuscript threatens to tear his court apart Summer, 1546 King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying His Protestant and Catholic councilors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle whoever wins will control the government As heretics
Bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir takes on what no fiction writer has done before creating a dramatic six book series in which each novel covers one of King Henry VIII s wives In this captivating opening volume, Weir brings to life the tumultuous tale of Katherine of Arag n.
She was the mother of Henry VIII and wife of Henry VII, but who was Elizabeth of York Raised as the precious oldest child of Edward IV, Elizabeth had every reason to expect a bright future until Edward died, and her life fell apart When Elizabeth s uncle became Richard III, she was forced to
Peter Ackroyd, whose work has always been underpinned by a profound interest in and understanding of England s history, now tells the epic story of England itself In Foundation, the chronicler of London and of its river, the Thames, takes us from the primeval forests of England s prehistory to the
Kindhearted Katherine Grey knows well the peril of being born with royal blood As Henry VIII s grandniece and one of the heirs to the English throne, her noble birth has doomed her to live among the schemers and seducers of the king s court barring her from the peaceful life that she truly desires.
The fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history The crown of England changed hands violently seven times as the great families of England fought to the death for power, majesty and the right to rule Dan Jones completes his epic history of
Mary Howard has always lived in the shadow of her powerful family But when she s married off to Henry Fitzroy, King Henry VIII s illegitimate son, she rockets into the Tudor court s inner circle Mary and Fitz join a tight clique of rebels who test the boundaries of court s strict rules with
Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins Her mother was a Queen, her father an Earl, and she herself was the granddaughter, niece, cousin and grandmother of monarchs Beautiful and tempestuous, she created scandal not just once but twice by falling in love with
The brilliant retelling of the Wars of the Roses continues with Trinity, the second gripping novel in the new series from historical fiction master, Conn Iggulden 1454 King Henry VI has remained all but exiled in Windsor Castle, struck down by his illness for over a year, his eyes vacant, his mind
S J Parris returns with the next Giordano Bruno mystery, set inside Queen Elizabeth s palace and steeped in period atmospherics and the strange workings of the occult It is the year of the Great Conjunction, when the two most powerful planets, Jupiter and Saturn, align an astrological phenomenon