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Erickson, Carolly 1943-

Works: 92 works in 718 publications in 15 languages and 36,255 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Diary fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Compiler
Classifications: PS3605.R53, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carolly Erickson
The first Elizabeth by Carolly Erickson( Book )

47 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 2,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the Tudor queen and her times attempts to give an accurate portrayal of Elizabeth's complex personality
Bloody Mary by Carolly Erickson( Book )

51 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Mary Tudor, sixteenthcentury Queen of England, whose life and reign were marred by religious divisions within the nation
Great Harry by Carolly Erickson( Book )

31 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Henry VIII, King of England from 1509 to 1549, set against the background of the times in which he lived
To the scaffold : the life of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of history's most misunderstood figures, Marie Antoinette represents the extravagance and the decadence of pre-Revolution France. Yet there was an innocence about Antoinette, thrust as a child into the chillingly formal French court. Married to the maladroit, ill-mannered Dauphin, Antoinette found pleasure in costly entertainments and garments. She spent lavishly while her overtaxed and increasingly hostile subjects blamed her for France's plight. In time Antoinette matured into a courageous Queen, and when their enemies finally closed in, Antoinette followed her inept husband to the guillotine in one last act of bravery
The hidden diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson( Book )

37 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Awaiting her execution, Marie Antoinette writes the story of her life from her prison cell, in a diary that describes her privileged childhood as an Austrian archduchess, years as the glamorous mistress of Versailles, love affair with a handsome Swedish diplomat, flight from France, and imprisonment during the French Revolution
Mistress Anne by Carolly Erickson( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at Anne Boleyn, the Tudor queen whose love affair with a king cost her her head
Great Catherine by Carolly Erickson( Book )

46 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Catherine reveals the complexities of this great ruler's nature, her craving for love, her insecurities, the inevitable sorrows and disappointments of a strong empress who dared not share her power with any man yet longed to be led and guided by a loving consort. Great Catherine is a fresh portrait of an infamous historical figure, one that reveals how Catherine's flawed triumph guaranteed her posthumous fame and enhanced the might and renown of Russia for generations to come
Alexandra : the last tsarina by Carolly Erickson( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Alexandra Romanov, the last Russian tsarina, and discusses why she is often blamed for her family's downfall
The last wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a fictional portrait of the sixth wife of Henry VIII, Catherine Parr, following this alluring and resourceful woman from the intrigues and perils of Henry's court to her rivalry with Princess Elizabeth for the affections of Thomas Seymour
Our tempestuous day : a history of regency England by Carolly Erickson( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tsarina's daughter by Carolly Erickson( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the bestselling author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette comes a dramatic novel and powerful love story about the last Russian imperial family. It is 1989 and Daria Gradov is an elderly grandmother living in the rural West. What neighbors and even her children don't know, however, is that she is not who she claims to be--the widow of a Russian immigrant of modest means. In actuality she began her life as the Grand Duchess Tatiana, known as Tania to her parents, Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra
Her little majesty : the life of Queen Victoria by Carolly Erickson( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the "inner contradictions of the resolute, highminded, often cantakerous woman who became queen at the age of eighteen and reigned until her death sixty-four years later."--Jacket
Bonnie Prince Charlie : a biography by Carolly Erickson( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Charles Stuart whose claim to the British throne divided a kingdom and troubled the monarchies of continental Europe
Lilibet : an intimate portrait of Elizabeth II by Carolly Erickson( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an intimate study of Queen Elizabeth II, from her protected childhood, to her ascension to the throne at the age of twenty-five, to the personal and national challenges she has confronted during her fifty years on the throne of Great Britain
The medieval vision : essays in history and perception by Carolly Erickson( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and Italian and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Product Description: This exceptionally readable book describes how medieval men and women perceived their world, and how their vision of it colored their ideas about natural and supernatural occurrences and their attitudes about land and property, government, the role of women, crime, lawlessness, and outlaws
Josephine : a life of the empress by Carolly Erickson( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and French and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born a creole in Martinique, sent to France in her teens to marry a distant relative in order to salvage the family fortunes, Josephine was adventurous, ambitious and above all hardy - a survivor in a hazardous time. Soon separated from her dissolute, spiteful husband, she made her way in the salons of Paris, a member of the shadow-world on the margins of respectability." "Confined to the worst prison in Paris during the murderous days of the French Revolution, condemned to death, she miraculously escaped her fate and went on to marry the rising star of the Directory, Napoleon Bonaparte - the man who in a few short years, with Josephine at his side, became Emperor of the French." "But the partnership between them was flawed, for by the time Josephine met Bonaparte she had become accustomed to associating romantic liaisons with profit, and not with tenderness. Bonaparte, at first besotted with his wife, soon became her tormentor, and she sought escape and romance with the love of her life, an obscure officer named Hippolyte Charles." "Carolly Erickson brings the complex, charming, ever resilient Josephine to life in this memorable portrait, one that carries the reader along every twist and turn of the empress's often thorny path, from the sensual richness of her childhood in the tropics to her final lonely days at Malmaison."--Jacket
The memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots by Carolly Erickson( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The courageous, spirited Mary Queen of Scots tells her own story--from her youth as a young girl married to the invalid young King of France to her short reign as Queen of Scotland and her tragic imprisonment by her ruthless, merciless cousin Queen Elizabeth
The secret life of Josephine : Napoleon's bird of paradise by Carolly Erickson( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surviving a violent past to become the wife of General Bonaparte, Josephine, an exotic Caribbean-Creole woman, rises even further in status when her husband crowns himself emperor but is unable to forget a mysterious stranger who won her heart in girlhood
The favored queen : a novel of Henry VIII's third wife by Carolly Erickson( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale inspired by the life of Jane Seymour follows her dedicated service as a Maid of Honor to Catherine of Aragon until a scheming Anne Boleyn throws the court into turmoil, a situation that culminates in Jane's dangerous relationship with Henry VIII
Josephine a life of the empress by Carolly Erickson( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rags to riches story of empress Josephine and her fabled marriage to Napoleon
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Alexandra : the last tsarina
Alternative Names
Carolly Erickson novelist

Erickson C. 1943-

Ėrikson, Karoli 1943-

Eriksone, Kerola 1943-

Эриксон К. 1943-

Эриксон, Кэролли 1943-

エリクソン, C.

エリクソン, キャロリー

Bloody MaryGreat HarryTo the scaffold : the life of Marie AntoinetteThe hidden diary of Marie AntoinetteMistress AnneGreat CatherineAlexandra : the last tsarinaThe last wife of Henry VIII