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Plaidy, Jean 1906-1993

Overview
Works: 453 works in 2,720 publications in 8 languages and 82,161 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Suspense fiction  Political 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 1,403 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
Uneasy lies the head by Jean Plaidy( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,403 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 rose without a thorn by Jean Plaidy( Book )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,385 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 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henriette Maria, wife of Charles I-the English king who lost his head, describes the story of her marriage and her husband's downfall
The captive Queen of Scots by Jean Plaidy( Book )

40 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,183 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
Murder most royal by Jean Plaidy( Book )

36 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)
The princess of Celle by Jean Plaidy( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 1,156 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
Madame Serpent by Jean Plaidy( Book )

40 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,143 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 thistle and the rose by Jean Plaidy( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lusty period of English history, the writer writes of an indomitable woman who battled the courts of Scotland, England and France for her children and the men she loved
The widow of Windsor by Jean Plaidy( Book )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel concerned with the life of Queen Victoria and her family from the time of Prince Albert's death until the Queen's death in 1901
The Queen and Lord M by Jean Plaidy( Book )

32 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,126 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 1,117 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 lady in the tower by Jean Plaidy( Book )

32 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Anne Boleyn, who so bewitched King Henry VIII that he put aside his wife to make Anne his bride
The Spanish bridegroom by Jean Plaidy( Book )

24 editions published between 1954 and 1972 in English and held by 1,111 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 heart of the lion by Jean Plaidy( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,096 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
The revolt of the eaglets by Jean Plaidy( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,096 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
Madonna of the seven hills by Jean Plaidy( Book )

25 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,081 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 murder in the tower by Jean Plaidy( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frances, married against her will when still a child, entered the world of spell-makers and poisoners in an attempt to rid herself of an unwanted husband
 
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Uneasy lies the head
Alternative Names

controlled identityPlaidy, Jean, 1906-1993

Burford, Eleanor

Burford, Eleanor, 1906-1993

Burford Hibbert, Eleanor Alice

Ford, Elbur

Ford, Elbur, 1906-1993

Hibbert, Eleanor (1906-1993)

Hibbert, Eleanor Alice, 1906-1993

Hibbert, Eleanor Alice Burford, 1906-1993

Hibbert, Eleanor (Eleanor Alice Burford), 1906-1993

Hibbert, George Percival, Mrs.

Kellow, Kathleen

Kellow, Kathleen, 1906-1993

Plaidy, Jean

Tate, Ellalice

Tate, Ellalice 1906-1993

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Uneasy lies the headThe rose without a thornMyself my enemyThe captive Queen of ScotsThe Plantagenet preludeThe Queen's husbandMurder most royalMadame Serpent