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Plowden, Alison

Overview
Works: 37 works in 270 publications in 3 languages and 10,676 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Church history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA355, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alison Plowden
Tudor women : queens and commoners by Alison Plowden( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tudor era belongs to its women. No other period of English history has produced so many notable and interesting women, and into other periods have they so powerfully influenced the course of political events. Mary Tudor, Elizabeth I and, at moments of high drama, Mary Queen of Scots dominated the political scene for more than half a century, while in the previous fifty years Henry VIII's marital escapades brought six more women to the centre of attention. In this book the women of the royal family are the central characters; the royal women set the style and between them they provide
The house of Tudor by Alison Plowden( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The House of Tudor produced a scant five sovereigns, who ruled England for little more than a century, yet no other dynasty has so impressed its personality on the English-speaking peoples of the world. This book examines the romantic origins of this astonishing family and tells the personal stories of the five monarchs who ruled under its banner, and also something of the less known branches of the tree
The young Elizabeth by Alison Plowden( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and French and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the first twenty-five years of the British monarch's life, describing how she used her strength and cunning to rise from her disinheritance and imprisonment at an early age to become England's most iconic queen
Danger to Elizabeth; the Catholics under Elizabeth I by Alison Plowden( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author concentrates on the period of the captivity of Mary Queen of Scots and the crisis of the 1580s when her continued existence had become insupportable to the English throne
Lady Jane Grey and the House of Suffolk by Alison Plowden( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treats the family of the House of SUffolk as a whole, set in its historical perspective, with particular emphasis on Jane Grey, the doomed Nine Days Queen
Marriage with my kingdom : the courtships of Elizabeth I by Alison Plowden( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in 1533, Elizabeth I was the product of the doomed marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. In 1558, on her Catholic sister Mary's death, she ascended the throne and reigned for 45 years. Loved and respected by her subjects and idolised by future generations, Gloriana's fierce devotion to her country and its people made her England's fairest queen and icon. Royal marriage in the age of Elizabeth was a political business. Unions between great familes could be the key to security at home and to the making of great empires. No one represented a better prize than Elizabeth. She encouraged atte
Elizabeth Regina, the age of triumph, 1588-1603 by Alison Plowden( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the life and reign of Elizabeth I of England, who ruled for 45 years from 1558
The young Victoria by Alison Plowden( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers from the birth of Princess Victoria, her early life and accession to the throne, and concludes with her marriage to Prince Albert
Two queens in one isle : the deadly relationship of Elizabeth I & Mary, Queen of Scots by Alison Plowden( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de relatie tussen Elizabeth I (Koningin van Engeland; 1533-1603) en Mary Stuart (koningin van Schotland; 1542-1587)
Women all on fire : the women of the English Civil War by Alison Plowden( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using personal accounts from both Royalist and Parliamentarian supporters to reveal the untold story of the women of the English Civil War, Alison Plowden illustrates how the conflict affected the lives of women and how they coped with unfamiliar responsibilities. Some displayed a courage so far above their sex as to surprise and disconcert their men. The Royalists included Queen Henrietta, who went abroad to raise money for the cause, and Mary Bankes who held Corfe Castle for the king with her daughters, heaving stones and hot embers over the battlements at the attacking Roundheads. On t
Lady Jane Grey : nine days queen by Alison Plowden( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jane Grey's tragedy was her royal blood. As Henry VIII's great-niece she stood perilously close to the throne and from her early childhood was used as a pawn in the deadly power game of Tudor politics. Jane was not happy at home - she once famously remarked that she thought herself in hell in her parents' company - and sought consolation in her studies and the uncompromising Protestantism fashionable in the 1550s." "When it became clear that her cousin Edward VI was dying Jane was forced into marriage with a son of the powerful John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, and confronted with the news that the king had made her his heir. So began her reign as the Nine Days Queen, leading to her imprisonment in the Tower and execution at the age of sixteen." "The circumstances of her life and death inevitably made her a martyr and have so coloured posterity's view of her that it is difficult now to see beyond the familiar image of Protestant saint and heroine. But the real Jane, small, red-haired and freckled, was surely a more disturbing personality than the sentimental myths suggest." "It is forty years since the last full-length study of Jane Grey and this is another look at the brilliantly gifted child who was developing into a passionate, forceful young woman. While there is no doubt that Jane was the sacrificial victim of Tudor realpolitik, Alison Plowden reveals, with insight and skill, the complex intensity of the woman behind the myth."--Jacket
Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stewart--two queens in one isle by Alison Plowden( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henrietta Maria : Charles I's indomitable queen by Alison Plowden( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elizabethan secret service by Alison Plowden( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stuart princesses by Alison Plowden( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Czech and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lords of the land by Alison Plowden( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth I by Alison Plowden( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline & Charlotte : the regent's wife and daughter, 1795-1821 by Alison Plowden( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dubbelbiografie van Caroline van Braunschweig, (later verstotene) echtgenote van de latere Engelse koning George IV, en van hun enige nazaat, Charlotte (Princess of Wales)
Elizabethan England : life in an age of adventure by Alison Plowden( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a free republic : life in Cromwell's England by Alison Plowden( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Women all on fire : the women of the English Civil War
Alternative Names
Alison Plowden British historian

Plowden, Alison Margaret Chichele 1931-2007

Languages
English (242)

Czech (1)

French (1)

Covers
The house of TudorThe young ElizabethDanger to Elizabeth; the Catholics under Elizabeth IMarriage with my kingdom : the courtships of Elizabeth IElizabeth Regina, the age of triumph, 1588-1603The young VictoriaTwo queens in one isle : the deadly relationship of Elizabeth I & Mary, Queen of ScotsWomen all on fire : the women of the English Civil War