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Plaidy, Jean 1906-1993

Works: 428 works in 2,336 publications in 8 languages and 82,025 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Political fiction  Biography  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6015.I3, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Jean Plaidy
Most widely held works by Jean Plaidy
The sixth wife by Jean Plaidy( Book )

39 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and loves of Katharine Parr - the last wife of Henry VIII - from before her marriage to the King to her death
The rose without a thorn by Jean Plaidy( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Katherine Howard had not been born both poor and beautiful, or had she not been adopted by her grandmother, the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, she might indeed have wed her childhood playmate, Thomas Culpepper. But left to run wild in her grandmother's licentious household, Katherine was introduced to secret pleasures. And as she grew in years and beauty, she was made to serve the political ambitions of her powerful uncle, the Duke of Norfolk. When the aging King Henry VIII, desperate for a strong male heir, chose Katherine as his fifth wife, her tragic destiny was sealed
Myself my enemy by Jean Plaidy( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The captive Queen of Scots by Jean Plaidy( Book )

29 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary, Queen of Scots, life in captivity and those involved with her
The captive of Kensington Palace by Jean Plaidy( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Princess Victoria is never allowed to be alone, kept from Court for fear she might be contaminated by contact with the King's illegitimate sons and daughter, grew up to regard herself a prisoner. An account of the years of conflict when the character of a young Princess was being molded into that of a great Queen
The Queen's husband by Jean Plaidy( Book )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Albert arrives at Windsor, the young Queen's determination to remain single is severly tested until finally, in October 1839, she proposes marriage
The Plantagenet prelude by Jean Plaidy( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional account of the lives and times of Eleanor of Aquitaine, King Henry II, and Thomas a Becket
The princess of Celle by Jean Plaidy( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her marriage to the ruthless, dissolute man who would claim the British throne as George I, the beautiful, virtuous Sophia Dorothea is neglected until she falls in love with Swedish adventurer Count Konigsmarck
Murder most royal by Jean Plaidy( Book )

34 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Boleyn and her younger cousin Catherine Howard face similar fates in their lives at court. (Series: Tudor Novels, 4)
Uneasy lies the head by Jean Plaidy( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the rivalry between King Henry VII of England and his son, the Prince of Wales, over Katharine of Aragon
The widow of Windsor by Jean Plaidy( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert was dead and the Queen, stricken with grief, prepared to spend the rest of her life mourning. Her Government and her family sought to bring herout of seclusion but she was determined to remain the Widow of Windsor. The years which followed were some of the most momentous in British history, some of the Queen's ministers the most famous. There was the great Palmerston who managed to keep a mocking ascendancy over her; Mr. Gladstone, Grand Old Man and People's William, who prowled the streets at night in an attempt to lead prostitutes back to a life of respectability, and who was no favorite of the Queen, unlike the witty Disraeli, who charmed hercompletely. She was surrounded by the colorful members of her family --sons, daughters, their wives and husbands, her grandchildren. There was the censorious Vicky, Crown Princess of Prussia and Empress-to-be who suffered great domestic tragedy; Louise who married outside royalty; Lenchen and baby Beatrice; there was Alfred whose amorous adventures caused his mother such concern and Leopold whose ill health was an even greater anxiety; there was Arthur who had inherited his father's goodness; and above all there was Bertie, Prince of Wales and heir to the throne. Suppressed in his father's lifetime, he was determined to pursue pleasure for the rest of his life and his passions were racing and fascinating women. His adventures twice brought him into the witness box to give evidence in famous trials which created the scandals of the decade, and brought sorrow and humiliation to Alexandra, whose happy childhood in the Yellow Palace of Denmark had ill prepared her for life with the gay and charming philanderer whom she discovered her husband to be. But Queen Victoria at Windsor, Balmoral, Osborne or Buckingham Palace cannot fail to dominate the scene. Her relationship with John Brown, the rough Highlander, gave rise to speculation, but she was impervious to scandal. All the fascinating characters of an unforgettable age rotate about her like planets round the sun; she remained the great Queen until the moment of her death and the passing of an era
Madame Serpent by Jean Plaidy( Book )

37 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical romance centering on Catherine de Medici, from her reluctant marriage at fourteen to France's philandering future Henry II, through years of unrequited passion and love, to her emergence as ruthless Regent of France
The Queen and Lord M by Jean Plaidy( Book )

32 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Queen Victoria succumbs to the worldly charms of Lord Melbourne, prime minister and husband of Lady Caroline Lamb, and finds herself surrounded by palace intrigue
Victoria victorious by Jean Plaidy( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Queen Victoria, as well as the awesome expansion of the British Empire during her sixty-four-year reign, is recreated in this historical epic
The Spanish bridegroom by Jean Plaidy( Book )

21 editions published between 1954 and 1972 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To restore the power of Spain and bring England back to the iron embrace of the Holy Church, the young Phillip agreed to marry Mary Tudor. His golden hair and pale skin filled the middle-aged Queen with thoughts of hither-to-forbidden pleasures. Yet again is Phillip the servant of his country
The revolt of the eaglets by Jean Plaidy( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional account of the life and times of Henry Plantagenet after his murder of Thomas a Becket, as his wife and sons turn against him
The heart of the lion by Jean Plaidy( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Richard's life is one fantastic adventure after another, but this is not merely an account of fullblooded adventure. It is also the revelation of the strange nature of England's most romantic king
Madonna of the seven hills by Jean Plaidy( Book )

25 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Lucrezia Borgia, born into a family that provided a source of scandal for 5 centuries. A tale of passion, intrigue, and murder
The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt( Book )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in German and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman, suspected of murdering her wealthy aunt, falls desperately in love with her employer
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The rose without a thorn
Alternative Names

controlled identityCarr, Philippa, 1906-1993

controlled identityFord, Elbur, 1906-1993

controlled identityHibbert, Eleanor, 1906-1993

controlled identityHolt, Victoria, 1906-1993

controlled identityKellow, Kathleen, 1906-1993

controlled identityTate, Ellalice, 1906-1993

Burford Eleanor

Burford, Eleanor, 1906-1993

Burford Hibbert, Eleanor Alice

Ford Elbur

Ford, Elbur 1906-1993

Hibbert, Alice Buford 1906-1993

Hibbert Eleanor

Hibbert, Eleanor A. Burford

Kellow Kathleen

Kellow, Kathleen 1906-1993

Percival, Anna

Plaidy, Jean, 1906-1993

Pleĭdi, Dzhin 1906-1993

Tate Elalice

Tate, Ellalice

Tate, Ellalice 1906-1993

היברט, אלינור, 1906-1993

פלידי, ג'ין, 1906-1993

プレイディー, ジーン

The rose without a thornMyself my enemyThe captive Queen of ScotsThe captive of Kensington PalaceThe Queen's husbandThe Plantagenet preludeMurder most royalUneasy lies the head