All the intricate details of history you can expect from jean plaidy. She became princess of wales as the wife of edward of westminster only son and heir apparent of king henry vi and then. Sign me up to get more news about historical fiction books. Richard was far more interested in his holdings in france and in his crusading endeavors than he was in governing england, where he spent about six months of his tenyear reign. Mar, 2011 richard iii 1995 was horrific and i could not finish it. Letter about jane shore in the goldsmiths wife by jean plaidy. If for no other reason than that, jean plaidy s alternate interpretation of. The first book in jean plaidy s epic plantagenet series. The story of king henry vii and elizabeth of york ebook written by jean plaidy. She is excellent at telling the other side of the story, and ill never look at richard iii in the same way again. The goldsmiths wife by jean plaidy jane shore, notorious mistress of king edward iv, is a refreshingly honest person. For members of the richard iii society new zealand branch contact the librarian contact us.
The queen from provence about eleanor of aquitaine. Having now read the entire plantagenet saga, i rate this the second worse after the previous novel. The sun in splendour by jean plaidy putnam, 1982, 365 pages. For further reading on the characters portrayed, i recommend the goldsmiths wife by jean plaidy on the life of jane shore, and the reluctant queen by jean plaidy on anne neville.
Like most books by jean plaidy, the sun in splendour had the potential of being much better. The reluctant queen is a novel by historical novelist jean plaidy which tells the tale of anne neville, the wife of king richard iii of england. Jean plaidy jean plaidy philippa carr victoria holt. Henry ii was dead and his son richard had come to the throne. His sexual preference was always a bone of contention i found. Richard the lionheart was the son of king henry ii of england and eleanor of aquitaine and the second king in the plantagenet line. Richard inherits the throne as king richard iii, and anne is crowned queen.
In 1972, she created her last pseudonym philippa carr. English author jean plaidy philippa carr, victoria holt wrote fascinating, very detailed historical fiction. From exile and war to love and lossevery dynasty has a beginning. Im a huge fan of jean plaidy as a writer, i consider her to be one of the best historical fiction authors out there, and this book exemplifies why i believe this. Buy a cheap copy of uneasy lies the head book by jean plaidy. Anne and richard fell in love as children, and due to a series of strange circumstances, are able to marry. Ive been a big fan of her books, written under the pen name. To top it off, this richard iii film was set in 1930s. Just days after the announcement that confirmed richard iiis remains were found, i received this correspondence purchased from a document seller on ebay between eleanor hibbert jean plaidy, victoria holt, philippa carr, eleanor burford, elbur ford, kathleen kellow, ellalice tate, anna percival and a reader from the university of illinois.
Just days after the announcement that confirmed richard iiis remains were found, i received this correspondence purchased from a document seller on ebay between eleanor hibbert jean plaidy, victoria holt, philippa carr, eleanor burford, elbur ford, kathleen kellow, ellalice tate, anna percival and a reader from the university of illinois english department on jane shore, and along with. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read to hold the crown. This is the last book of jean plaidy s plantagenet saga and is a very good ending for the series. Anne neville 11 june 1456 16 march 1485 was an english queen, the younger of the two daughters and coheiresses of richard neville, 16th earl of warwick the kingmaker. Needless to say, my friend had sown the seed into my mind and it took root but the flowering was quite different from what she envisaged. Thus the allure of jean plaidy to historical accuracy aficionados. Jean plaidy for fictionalized history of european royalty. Books by jean plaidy authors like jean plaidy what should i read next register for free to build your own book lists. Apr 11, 2014 his sexual preference was always a bone of contention i found. The tenth novel in jean plaidys tudor series the passionate story of. Jean plaidy is the pen name of the prolific english author eleanor hibbert, also known as victoria holt. Jean plaidy after the defeat of richard iii at bosworth field, henry tudor, the grandson of owen tudor and catherine of valois widow of henry v, becomes king henry vii. As far as i can tell, jean plaidy sticks with historical record. I had to look up annes kidnapping the cookshop caper to see if it actually occurred.
She marries the gentle, pious, naive king louis of france and they have two daughters. He had vowed to win back jerusalem for the christian world and was ready to place his kingdom. Richard iii 1995 was horrific and i could not finish it. In 1470, a reluctant lady anne neville is betrothed by her father, the politically ambitious earl of warwick, to edward, prince of wales. Her son king henry iii, and king john ruled england for a time, while richard remained a state prisoner for sixteen years. Richard iii is characterized as extremely loyal to edward and an allaround good man and fair ruler. Jan 01, 1976 the plantagenet prelude by jean plaidy is the story of eleanor of aquitaine. Jean plaidy s popular plantagenet series continues with this, the tenth volume. The sixth book in jean plaidy s marvellous plantaganet series. Books by jean plaidy authors like jean plaidy what should. Just days after the announcement that confirmed richard iiis jean plaidy.
Anne queen, consort of richard iii, king of england 1456. My favorite jean plaidy series is the georgian saga, perhaps because its not an overly written erathe royals were not as exciting as others, but there were plenty of political maneuverings, salacious scandals and developments of the prince of waless philandering ways for comic relief. Some of her novels were reedited as different pseudonyms. The first book in jean plaidys epic plantagenet series. By the time of her death, she sold 56 millon copies as victoria holt, 14 as jean plaidy and, 3 as phillipa carr. She was particularly famous for combining facts and imagination for bringing alive history through her books of romance and fiction. Richard iiis mitochondrial dna was a match, but not his y. The story of anne of york ebook written by jean plaidy. She was particularly famous for combining facts and imagination for bringing. She became princess of wales as the wife of edward of westminster and then queen of england as the wife of king richard iii. She is a significant character in the true tragedy of richard iii, an anonymous play written shortly before shakespeares richard iii. Son of york also published as the crowned boar by margaret. Plaidy describes her as a vain and inane, in part due to the humiliation of putting up with an extreme wreckless impious king.
The story of richard of bordeaux later richard iii was magnificent. The sun in splendour the fourteenth and final volume in the. Undoubtedly though, jean plaidy was a great historical novelist and a wonderful storyteller who managed to tell the stories of those long ago times simply by sticking to known facts and general. If for no other reason than that, jean plaidys alternate interpretation of. Anne neville wife of king richard iii 14561485 the. Aug 28, 2007 richard inherits the throne as king richard iii, and anne is crowned queen consort, a destiny she thought she had successfully avoided.
She became princess of wales as the wife of edward of westminster only son and heir apparent of king henry vi and then queen of england as the wife of king richard iii as a member of the powerful house of neville. I got what i wanted on this, which is more context for understanding the rise of richard iii. Uneasy lies the head by jean plaidy is the next book, and the first in the tudor series. Richard is perhaps most famous as the jealous hunchback who would be king in shakespeares tragedy richard iii. Richard iii and his rivals michael hicks magnates and their motives in the wars of the roses nf. But such a position for an unmarried woman puts the whole kingdom at risk. Jean plaidy is the pen name of a prolific english novelist and author named eleanor alice buford hibbert, who liked to write historical fiction, romantic fiction, and gothic fiction novels. Apr 18, 2018 anne neville 11 june 1456 16 march 1485 was an english queen, the daughter of richard neville, 16th earl of warwick the kingmaker.
Richard iii is the last monarch from the house of york, and the events before and after his death lead to the famous. If for no other reason than that, jean plaidys alternate interpretation of his story through the eyes of. I was truly hooked from page l am looking forward to henry iv. Apr 19, 2015 jean plaidy philippa carr victoria holt.
In the play she is reduced to destitution on the streets, ignored by both former lovers and people she had helped after richard frightens citizens with severe punishments if she is supported in any way. Jean plaidy depicts richard as a loyal, loving subject of his brother the king. However, after the recent discovery of the remains of richard iii, in leicester i found this hitherto unread book in the library and having read and enjoyed it very much, decided i would like to own a copy. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the reluctant queen. The shakespearean dialogue talking to the camera thing was just completely annoying, and, yes, i even took shakespeare in college as i had enjoyed him so much when a student.
It begins with her as a 15yearold girl, a wealthy heiress who is ripe for marriage. Her husbands reign lasts two years, two months, and two daysand in that short time anne witnesses the true toll that wearing the. Richard inherits the throne as king richard iii, and anne is crowned queen consort, a destiny she thought she had successfully avoided. She was a prolific writer who published several books a year in different literary genres, each genre under a different pen name. Richard iii is possibly the most maligned of english kings. Jean plaidy aka eleanor hibbert kings and rulers henry viii, king of england, 14911547 great britain queens catharine, of aragon, queen, consort of henry viii, king of england, 14851536 infobuy. Focuses on the lives of the powerful and scheming nobleman john of gaunt, and his passionate love, katherine swynford, edward the black prince and his wife joan of kent and his son richard ii. The prince and the quarkeress jean plaidy george iii and hannah lightfoot f.
Eleanor was an exciting, yet thrilling, and hottempered woman. Have been reading jean plaidy historical books for many years. What impressions of richard did you bring to your reading of this book. This was followed by authors such as jean plaidy, georgette heyer, and elswyth thane who wrote the classic colonial williamsburg novels. Richard of bordeaux, young heir to the throne after edward the third, is surrounded by ambitious uncles who believe it would be better for the country if they could take the crown.
She died on january 18, 1993 at sea, somewhere between greece and port said, egypt. Dickon, a play by gordon daviot, aka joesphine tey. Marguerite, eldest daughter of the count of provence, had. Anne neville 11 june 1456 16 march 1485 was an english queen, the daughter of richard neville, 16th earl of warwick the kingmaker. This is the story of the wife of richard iii of england. You are also very well introduced to elizabeth woodville and anne neville. I was so excited when i learned that jean plaidy had written a book that focused on richard ii.
The plantagenet prelude by jean plaidy is the story of eleanor of aquitaine. Jean plaidy weaves a good tale, based on actual events. The wars of the roses was a fascinating and complex period in english history. The reluctant queen by jean plaidy historical tapestry. Her husbands reign lasts two years, two months, and two daysand in that short time anne witnesses the true toll that wearing the crown takes on richard, the last king from the house of york. Read the queen from provence plantagenet saga by jean plaidy available from rakuten kobo. Nobody writes british historical fiction better than jean plaidy. Apr 24, 2007 historical novels i cant really rate, as it has been too long since i read them. Anne neville wife of king richard iii 14561485 the history. In 1982 two books with the same title on the same topic, were released. Uneasy lies the head book by jean plaidy thriftbooks.
All of the evil rumors spread during tudor rule are played out. Books by jean plaidy authors like jean plaidy what. My richard did not wear blue jeans but i did bring him into the 21 st century in my own way. The author is a magician in bringing her characters to life. More interestingly, richard iii is not depicted as the monstrous character described by shakespeare, although, again, the interpretation of events is entirely credible. Read the hammer of the scots plantagenet saga by jean plaidy available. Historical movies featuring plantagenets and tudors, oh my. This is the last book of jean plaidys plantagenet saga and is a very good ending for the series. Historical novels i cant really rate, as it has been too long since i read them.811 918 1345 490 1500 917 162 910 786 447 297 458 1362 93 189 534 281 1179 979 230 285 281 1003 1400 276 801 720 1352 441 1193 643 834