Three Sisters, Three Queens

Three Sisters, Three Queens
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN 10: 1471133044
ISBN 13: 9781471133046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Sisters, Three Queens Book Review:

“There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters. We never take our eyes off each other. In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other.” 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. United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margaret’s boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. Mary steals the widowed Margaret’s proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.

Three Sisters, Three Queens

Three Sisters, Three Queens
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN 10: 1476758743
ISBN 13: 9781476758749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Sisters, Three Queens Book Review:

Brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, Katherine of Aragon forges a unique sisterhood with the king's sisters, Margaret and Mary, that is shaped by rivalries, wars, betrayal, widowhood, motherhood, passion, and secrets.

The Wise Woman

The Wise Woman
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2008-05-27
ISBN 10: 143910199X
ISBN 13: 9781439101995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wise Woman Book Review:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory weaves an unforgettable tale of a young woman’s sorcery and desire in Henry VIII’s England, where magic, lust, and power are forever intertwined. Growing up as an abandoned outcast on the moors, young Alys’ only company is her cruel foster mother, Morach, the local wise woman who is whispered to practice the dark arts. Alys joins a nunnery to escape the poverty and loneliness she has felt all her life, but all too soon her sanctuary is destroyed. King Henry VIII’s followers burn the holy place to the ground, and Alys only just manages to escape with her life, haunted by the screams of her sisters as they burned to death. She finds work in a castle not far from where she grew up as an old lord’s scribe, where she falls obsessively in love with his son Hugo. But Hugo is already married to a proud woman named Catherine. Driven to desperation by her desire, she summons the most dangerous powers Morach taught her, but quickly the passionate triangle of Alys, Hugo, and Catherine begins to explode, launching them into uncharted sexual waters. The magic Alys has conjured now has a life of its own—a life that is horrifyingly and disastrously out of control. Is she a witch? Since heresy means the stake, and witchcraft the rope, Alys is in mortal danger, treading a perilous path between her faith and her own power.

Summary of Three Sisters, Three Queens

Summary of Three Sisters, Three Queens
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread
Total Pages: 39
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN 10: 1683784804
ISBN 13: 9781683784807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Three Sisters, Three Queens Book Review:

Summary of Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory | Includes Analysis Preview: Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory is a novel that follows more than 30 years in the life of Margaret Tudor. Starting in 1501, when she’s 11 years old, the story traces Margaret’s movements between England and Scotland, where she struggles to maintain her grip on power after the death of her husband, the king. Through moments of triumph and sorrow, she maintains an impassioned correspondence with Mary and Katherine, her sister and sister-in-law, whom she holds in her heart with equal parts fondness and spite. In London at the turn of the sixteenth century, Margaret meets Katherine of Aragon, the Spanish princess who is to marry her older brother Arthur. Margaret is not as taken with Katherine as her young siblings, Mary and Henry, who sometimes goes by Harry. Still, there’s something about this poised young woman that Margaret admires. Mentally, Margaret compares herself to Katherine… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory | Includes Analysis · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.

The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 735
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1416556532
ISBN 13: 9781416556534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Boleyn Girl Book Review:

The daughters of a ruthlessly ambitious family, Mary and Anne Boleyn are sent to the court of Henry VIII to attract the attention of the king, who first takes Mary as his mistress and then Anne as his wife.

Four Sisters, All Queens

Four Sisters, All Queens
Author: Sherry Jones
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN 10: 1451633254
ISBN 13: 9781451633252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Four Sisters, All Queens Book Review:

Rich in intrigue and scheming, love and lust, Sherry Jones’s vibrant historical novel follows four women destined to sway the fate of nations and the hearts of kings… Amid the lush valleys and fragrant wildflowers of Provence, Marguerite, Eléonore, Sanchia, and Beatrice have learned to charm, hunt, dance, and debate under the careful tutelage of their ambitious mother—and to abide by the countess’s motto: “Family comes first.” With Provence under constant attack, their legacy and safety depend upon powerful alliances. Marguerite’s illustrious match with the young King Louis IX makes her Queen of France. Soon Eléonore—independent and daring—is betrothed to Henry III of England. In turn, shy, devout Sanchia and tempestuous Beatrice wed noblemen who will also make them queens. Yet a crown is no guarantee of protection. Enemies are everywhere, from Marguerite’s duplicitous mother-in-law to vengeful lovers and land-hungry barons. Then there are the dangers that come from within, as loyalty succumbs to bitter sibling rivalry, and sister is pitted against sister for the prize each believes is rightfully hers—Provence itself. From the treacherous courts of France and England, to the bloody tumult of the Crusades, Sherry Jones traces the extraordinary true story of four fascinating sisters whose passions, conquests, and progeny shaped the course of history.

The Other Queen

The Other Queen
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2008-09-16
ISBN 10: 1439126666
ISBN 13: 9781439126660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Other Queen Book Review:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory—a dazzling new novel about the intriguing, romantic, and maddening Mary, Queen of Scots. Fleeing violent rebellions in Scotland, Mary looks to Queen Elizabeth of England for sanctuary. Though promised protection, Mary, perceived as a serious threat to the English crown, is soon imprisoned by her former friend as a “guest” in the house of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick. The newly married couple welcomes the condemned queen into their home, certain that serving as her hosts and jailers will bring them an advantage in the cutthroat world of the Elizabethan court. To their horror, they grow to realize that the task will bankrupt their estate and lose them what little favor they’ve managed to gain as their home becomes the epicenter of intrigue and rebellion against Queen Elizabeth. And Mary is not as hopeless as she appears, manipulating the earl and spinning her own web of treachery and deceit, as she sharpens her weapons to reclaim her Scottish throne—and to take over Queen Elizabeth’s of England.

A Respectable Trade

A Respectable Trade
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2007-02
ISBN 10: 0743272544
ISBN 13: 9780743272544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Respectable Trade Book Review:

Entering into an arranged marriage with an aspiring merchant in 1787 Bristol, Frances Scott is discouraged by her slavery-dependent lifestyle and unexpectedly falls for African slave and former Yoruba priest Mehuru. By the author of The Other Boleyn Girl. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

The Last Tudor

The Last Tudor
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-08-08
ISBN 10: 1476758786
ISBN 13: 9781476758787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Tudor Book Review:

The latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory features one of the most famous women in history, Lady Jane Grey, and her two sisters, each of whom dared to defy her queen. Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king’s half-sister Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner’s block, where Jane transformed her father’s greedy power-grab into tragic martyrdom. “Learn you to die,” was the advice Jane wrote to her younger sister Katherine, who has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and fall in love. But she is heir to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and then to her sister Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a Tudor son. When Katherine’s pregnancy betrays her secret marriage, she faces imprisonment in the Tower, only yards from her sister’s scaffold. “Farewell, my sister,” writes Katherine to the youngest Grey sister, Mary. A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary keeps family secrets, especially her own, while avoiding Elizabeth’s suspicious glare. After seeing her sisters defy their queens, Mary is acutely aware of her own danger, but determined to command her own life. What will happen when the last Tudor defies her ruthless and unforgiving cousin Queen Elizabeth?

The Constant Princess

The Constant Princess
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2006-09-06
ISBN 10: 0743272498
ISBN 13: 9780743272490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Constant Princess Book Review:

A fictional portrait of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon, follows her through her youthful marriage to Henry's older brother, Arthur, her widowhood, her marriage to Henry, and the divorce that led to Henry's marriage to Anne Boleyn.

The Boleyn Inheritance

The Boleyn Inheritance
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2008-12-30
ISBN 10: 1439124671
ISBN 13: 9781439124673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boleyn Inheritance Book Review:

Lady-in-waiting Jane Boleyn, the only survivor of the ambitious Boleyn family, testifies against Henry VIII's latest queen, Anne of Cleves, and conspires to place her young cousin, Katherine Howard, on the throne.

Three Maids for a Crown

Three Maids for a Crown
Author: Ella March Chase
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-08-02
ISBN 10: 0307588998
ISBN 13: 9780307588999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Maids for a Crown Book Review:

The Grey sisters experience love, triumph, and tragedy in Tudor England in the second novel from Ella March Chase. Sixteen-year-old Jane Grey—the “Nine-Day Queen”—is a quiet and obedient young lady destined to become the shortest reigning English monarch. Her beautiful middle sister, Lady Katherine Grey charms all the right people, until a scandalous love affair causes loyalties to shift. And finally, Lady Mary Grey is a dwarf with a twisted spine whose goal is simply to protect the people she loves—but at a terrible cost. In an age in which begetting sons was all that mattered and queens rose and fell on the sex of their child, these three girls with royal Tudor blood lived under the dangerous whims of parents with a passion for gambling. The stakes they would wager: their daughters' lives against rampant ambition.

Fallen Skies

Fallen Skies
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2008-12-02
ISBN 10: 1439102007
ISBN 13: 9781439102008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fallen Skies Book Review:

Fallen Skies takes readers to post-World War I England in a suspenseful story about the marriage of a wealthy war hero and an aspiring singer he barely knows. Can a family's mannered traditions and cool emotions erase the horrors of war from a young couple's past? Now back in print from New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, Fallen Skies takes readers to post-World War I England in a suspenseful story about the marriage of a wealthy war hero and an aspiring singer he barely knows. Lily Valance is determined to forget the horrors of the war by throwing herself into the decadent pleasures of the 1920s and pursuing her career as a music hall singer. When she meets Captain Stephen Winters, a decorated veteran, she's immediately drawn to his wealth and status. And Stephen, burdened by his guilt over surviving the Flanders battlefields where so many soldiers perished, sees the possibility of forgetting his anguish in Lily, but his family does not approve. Lily marries Stephen, only to discover that his family's façade of respectability conceals a terrifying combination of repression, jealousy and violence. When Stephen's terrors merge dangerously close with reality, the truth of what took place in the mud and darkness brings him and all who love him to a terrible reckoning.

The Taming of the Queen

The Taming of the Queen
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-08-25
ISBN 10: 1476758794
ISBN 13: 9781476758794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Taming of the Queen Book Review:

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the Starz original series The White Queen, a riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIII’s sixth wife Kateryn Parr, the first English queen to publish under her own name. Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse… Kateryn Parr, a thirty-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 sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn’s trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry’s dangerous gaze turns on her. The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy—the punishment is death by fire and the king’s name is on the warrant… From an author who has described all of Henry’s queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power, and education at the court of a medieval killer.

Three Dark Crowns

Three Dark Crowns
Author: Kendare Blake
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 0062385453
ISBN 13: 9780062385451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Dark Crowns Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller * New York Public Library Best Book of 2016 * Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016 * Kirkus Best Book of the Year Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood will devour Three Dark Crowns, the first book in a dark and inventive fantasy series about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown. Don't miss Five Dark Fates, the thrilling conclusion to the series, coming in September!

Cousins' War Collection

Cousins' War Collection
Author: Phillipa Gregory
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-08-14
ISBN 10: 9781471140310
ISBN 13: 1471140318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Three Sisters, Three Queens Summary

Three Sisters, Three Queens Summary
Author: Philippa Gregory,Instaread
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2016-10-17
ISBN 10: 9781539592488
ISBN 13: 1539592480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The King's Curse

The King's Curse
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2014-08-14
ISBN 10: 0857207601
ISBN 13: 9780857207609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The King's Curse Book Review:

'Margaret, I have to tell you. There was a curse.' Elizabeth, my cousin, puts her hand in mine and I can feel her tremble. 'What curse?' 'It was that whoever took my brothers from the Tower, whoever put my brothers to death should die for it.' From the Number One bestselling author of THE WHITE QUEENcomes the riveting story of Margaret Pole, cousin of Elizabeth of York, and her unique view of Henry VIII's terrifying rise to power in Tudor England. As an heir to the Plantagenets, Margaret is seen by the King's mother (THE RED QUEEN) as a powerful threat to the Tudor claim to the throne. She is buried in marriage to a Tudor supporter - Sir Richard Pole, governor of Wales - and becomes guardian to Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. But Margaret's destiny, as cousin to the queen (THE WHITE PRINCESS), is not for a life in the shadows. Tragedy throws her into poverty and only a royal death restores her to her place at young Henry VIII's court where she becomes chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. There she watches the dominance of the Spanish queen over her husband and her tragic decline. Amid the rapid deterioration of the Tudor court, Margaret must choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical Henry VIII or to her beloved queen. Caught between the old and the new, Margaret must find her own way, concealing deep within her the knowledge that an old curse cast upon all the Tudors is slowly coming true...

The Queen's Fool

The Queen's Fool
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-02-19
ISBN 10: 1416593977
ISBN 13: 9781416593973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Queen's Fool Book Review:

#1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory weaves a spellbinding tale of a young woman with the ability to see the future in an era when destiny was anything but clear. Winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee with her father from their home in Spain. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee; she has the gift of “Sight,” the ability to foresee the future, priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward’s protector, who brings her to court as a “holy fool” for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth. Hired as a fool but working as a spy; promised in wedlock but in love with her master; endangered by the laws against heresy, treason, and witchcraft, Hannah must choose between the safe life of a commoner and the dangerous intrigues of the royal family that are inextricably bound up with her own yearnings and desires. Teeming with vibrant period detail and peopled by characters seamlessly woven into the sweeping tapestry of history, The Queen’s Fool is a rich and emotionally resonant gem from a masterful storyteller.

The Queen's Lady

The Queen's Lady
Author: Barbara Kyle
Publsiher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN 10: 0758250649
ISBN 13: 9780758250643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Queen's Lady Book Review:

London, 1527. Marry or serve: for Honor Larke, the choice is clear. Unwilling to perish of boredom as an obedient wife, she leaves the home of her ward to attend Her Majesty, Queen Catherine of Aragon. But life at Henry VIII's court holds more than artifice for an intelligent observer, and Honor knows how to watch--and when to act. . . Angered by the humiliation heaped upon her mistress as Henry cavorts with Anne Boleyn and presses Rome for a divorce, Honor volunteers to carry letters to the Queen's allies. It's a risky game, but Honor is confident--until she's proven wrong by dashing courtier Richard Thornleigh--a man who awakens her heart, and who also has something to hide. . .. Swept into a tide of intrigue and danger that stretches across Europe, the Queen's lady is about to learn everything: about pride, passion, greed--and the conscience of the King. . . "Weaves a fast-paced plot through some of the most harrowing years of English history." --Judith Merkle Riley "Excellent, exciting, compellingly readable." --Ellen Jones "Riveting, heady, glorious, inspired." --Susan Wiggs Includes a Reading Group Guide!