At the decadent French court of King François, the young Anne Boleyn grows into an enigmatic and striking woman, a temptation to many courtiers. But whilst Anne's ambitions are high, she has learned from her sister's unfortunate reputation. Unlike Mary, Anne refuses to become even a King's mistress.
So when Anne returns to the English court of Henry VIII, it is the King who is led a dance by this mysterious young beauty. Before long Henry is lured away from his stale marriage to Katharine of Aragon. But the new Queen Anne is not loved by the people, and it is only a matter of time before Henry's patience runs out...
Recommend this book
Add your recommendation
Only registered users can recommend books. Please use the buttons below to either create a new account, or sign-in to an existing account.
Her novels are still very much to be enjoyed ... Any writer who can both educate and thrill a reader of any age deserves to be remembered and find new fans ... One only has to look at the TV/Media to see that the appetite for this kind of writing is still very much there - WH Smith Travel
Jean Plaidy doesn't just write the history, she makes it come alive. -
Miss Plaidy has skillfully entwined their [Anne Boleyn & Catherine Howard] two stories. - Sunday Times
Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama - New York Times
Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting - Observer
This spirited novel is in the best tradition of historical fiction.Action is swift, conversation natural, background authentic...Plaidy paints the truth as she sees it.It is difficult to present the case of his wives and still be fair to Henry; that this is accomplished makes the book a conspicuous success. - Birmingham Post
This is at once an exciting and an intelligent novel - Truth Magazine
An enthralling story of a grim period of history, told with rare skill - Aberdeen Press and Journal
Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.
For further information about our Jean Plaidy reissues and mailing list, please visit www.randomhouse.co.uk/minisites/jeanplaidy