After twelve years of marriage, the once fortuitous union of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon has declined into a loveless stalemate.Their only child, Mary, is disregarded as a suitable heir, and Henry's need for a legitimate son to protect the Tudor throne has turned him into a callous and greatly feared ruler.
When the young and intriguing Anne Boleyn arrives from the French court, Henry is easily captivated by her dark beauty and bold spirit.But his desire to possess the wily girl leads to a deadly struggle of power that promises to tear apart the lives of Katharine and Mary, and forever change England's faith...
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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
Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama - New York Times
Jean Plaidy, by the skilful blending of superb storytelling and meticulous attention to authenticity of detail and depth of charaterization has become one of the country's most widely read novelists - Sunday Times
Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting - Observer
One of England's foremost historical novelists - Birmingham Mail
Filled with intrigue and secret plots...Vividly capturing life under the Tudors and giving us an insight into the hearts and minds of characters long dead, it is easy to see why Jean Plaidy is still regarded as the Queen of historical fiction. - Cambrian News
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 known as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.