The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels

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The Lady of the Rivers Description

Passion. Danger. Witchcraft....

The Lady of the Rivers is number-one New York Times best-selling author Philippa Gregory’s remarkable story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the Wars of the Roses.

Descended from Melusina, the river goddess, Jacquetta always has had the gift of second sight. As a child visiting her uncle, she met his prisoner, Joan of Arc, and saw her own power reflected in the young woman accused of witchcraft. They share the mystery of the tarot card of the wheel of fortune before Joan is taken to a horrific death at the hands of the English rulers of France. Jacquetta understands the danger for a woman who dares to dream.

Jacquetta is married to the Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, and he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. Her only friend in the great household is the duke’s squire, Richard Woodville, who is at her side when the duke’s death leaves her a wealthy young widow. The two become lovers and marry in secret, returning to England to serve at the court of the young King Henry VI, where Jacquetta becomes a close and loyal friend to his new queen.

The Woodvilles soon achieve a place at the very heart of the Lancaster court, though Jacquetta can sense the growing threat from the people of England and the danger of royal rivals. Not even their courage and loyalty can keep the House of Lancaster on the throne. Henry the king slides into a mysterious sleep; Margaret the queen turns to untrustworthy favorites for help; and Richard, Duke of York, threatens to overturn the whole kingdom for his rival dynasty.

Jacquetta fights for her king, her queen, and for her daughter, Elizabeth, for whom Jacquetta can sense an extraordinary and unexpected future: a change of fortune, the throne of England, and the white rose of York.

A sweeping, powerful story rich in passion and legend and drawing on years of research, The Lady of the Rivers tells the story of the real-life mother of the white queen.

©2011 Philippa Gregory (P)2011 Simon and Schuster Audio
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    • The Lady of the Rivers

    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Bianca Amato
    • Durée : 19 h et 7 min
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    Jacquetta always has had the gift of second sight. As a child visiting her uncle, she met his prisoner, Joan of Arc, and saw her own power reflected in the young woman accused of witchcraft. They share the mystery of the tarot card of the wheel of fortune before Joan is taken to a horrific death. Jacquetta understands the danger for a woman who dares to dream. Jacquetta is married to the Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, and he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy.

    Prix : 27,46 €

    • The Lady of the Rivers

    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Tracy-Ann Oberman
    • Durée : 5 h et 57 min
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    Jacquetta, daughter of the count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, was married to the great Englishman John, duke of Bedford, uncle to Henry VI. Widowed at the age of 19, she took the extraordinary risk of marrying a gentleman of her household for love and then carved out a life for herself as Queen Margaret of Anjou's close friend and a Lancaster supporter - until the day that her daughter Elizabeth Woodville fell in love and married the rival king Edward IV.

    Prix : 11,24 €

    • The Red Queen

    • A Novel
    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Bianca Amato
    • Durée : 12 h et 24 min
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    Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness.

    Prix : 29,85 €

    • The Red Queen

    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Emily Watson, Gareth Armstrong
    • Durée : 12 h et 26 min
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    The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal friend and servant, undermine the support for Richard III and ultimately ensure that her only son, Henry Tudor, triumphs as King of England.

    Prix : 13,28 €

    • White Queen

    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Susan Lyons
    • Durée : 15 h
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    They ruled England before the Tudors, and now internationally best-selling author Philippa Gregory brings the Plantagenets to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women.

    Prix : 24,91 €

    • The Kingmaker's Daughter

    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Bianca Amato
    • Durée : 15 h et 7 min
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    In The Kingmaker's Daughter, number one New York Times best-selling author Philippa Gregory presents the riveting story of Anne Neville, her sister Isabel, and their ever-changing fortunes. The Kingmaker's Daughter is the gripping and ultimately tragic story of the daughters of the man known as the "Kingmaker", the most powerful magnate in England through the Cousins' Wars. In the absence of a son and heir, he uses the two girls as pawns in his political games.

    Prix : 26,09 €

    • The White Princess

    • Cousins' War, Book 5
    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Bianca Amato
    • Durée : 19 h
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    The newest novel from #1 New York Times best-selling author and "queen of royal fiction" ( USA Today) Philippa Gregory tells the passionate story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen, who gets caught in the middle of a battle for the crown of England. A princess from birth, Elizabeth fell in love with Richard III, though her mother made an arranged betrothal for her with the pretender to the throne: Henry Tudor. When Henry defeats Richard against all odds, Elizabeth has to marry the man who murdered her lover in battle.

    Prix : 25,36 €

    • The Constant Princess

    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Karina Fernandez
    • Durée : 18 h et 2 min
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    1491. Henry VII’s eldest son, Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, has been betrothed since childhood to the Spanish princess Katherine of Aragon. Their marriage will cement the alliance Henry Tudor craves to secure his country. But when Arthur’s sudden death leaves an 11-year-old boy heir to the kingdom, Henry Tudor must choose whether to send Katherine back to Spain or to marry her himself. Katherine has no son from her brief marriage to secure her future; her substantial dowry and his powerful contract are at stake.

    Prix : 12,73 €

    • The King's Curse

    • Cousins' War, Book 6
    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Bianca Amato
    • Durée : 24 h et 12 min
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    Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter - Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret's contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon.

    Prix : 30,51 €

    • The King's Curse

    • Cousins' War Book 6
    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Bianca Amato
    • Durée : 24 h et 10 min
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    The riveting story of Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, and was one of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the Wars of the Roses. Plantagenet, once carried proudly by Margaret like a crown upon her head, is now, at the end of the 15th century, the most dangerous name in England...

    Prix : 20,44 €

    • Three Sisters, Three Queens

    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Bianca Amato
    • Durée : 21 h et 9 min
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    From the number-one New York Times best-selling author behind the upcoming Starz original series The White Princess, a gripping new Tudor story featuring King Henry VIII's sisters Mary and Margaret, along with Katherine of Aragon, vividly revealing the pivotal roles the three queens played in Henry VIII's kingdom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • interesting and fascinating

    • Auteur(s) : Jacqueline le 26/01/2017

    Prix : 32,69 €

    • Three Sisters, Three Queens

    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Bianca Amato
    • Durée : 21 h et 9 min
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    When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined - with Margaret's younger sister, Mary - to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France.

    Prix : 13,28 €

    • The Other Boleyn Girl

    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Vanessa Kirby
    • Durée : 22 h et 19 min
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    1521. Young Mary Boleyn arrives at court, maid in waiting and favourite of Queen Katherine of Aragon. Yet Mary catches the eye of the capricious king, and - propelled by the ambitions of the powerful Boleyn family - she betrays her queen and takes her place as Henry VIII’s new mistress. But while Mary is in childbed, a rival comes to court: her sister Anne, a young woman ruthless in her drive to become queen.  

    Prix : 12,73 €

    • The Boleyn Inheritance

    • The Tudor Court, Book 4
    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Pippa Bennett-Warner, Georgia Maguire, Cathleen McCarron
    • Durée : 17 h et 11 min
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    1539. Anne of Cleves wins the dangerous prize of becoming Henry VIII’s fourth wife. From the start, Anne’s royal blood, education and fierce intelligence count for nothing as the king pursues young Katherine Howard. Katherine is a pawn in the political manoeuvres of her ambitious family; unprepared for the dangers that await, she steps into their trap. At her side is kinswoman Jane Boleyn, who has served - and betrayed - one queen already: her sister-in-law Anne, who died on Henry’s scaffold. Will Jane betray a second queen to the headsman?  

    Prix : 12,73 €

    • The Taming of the Queen

    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Bianca Amato
    • Durée : 18 h et 3 min
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    Kateryn Parr, a 30-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives - King Henry VIII - commands her to marry him.

    Prix : 33,35 €

    • The Virgin's Lover

    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Davina Porter
    • Durée : 17 h et 10 min
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    In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen. One woman hears the tidings with utter dread. Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, knows that the bells she hears will summon her husband once more to power, intrigue, and a passionate love affair. Philippa Gregory paints a picture of a country on the brink of greatness, a young woman grasping at her power, a young man whose ambition is greater than his means, and the wife who cannot forgive them.

    Prix : 28,03 €

    • The Last Tudor

    • Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, Book 13
    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Bianca Amato
    • Durée : 19 h et 10 min
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    Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king's half sister, Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block, where Jane transformed her father's greedy power grab into tragic martyrdom.

    Prix : 34,65 €

    • The Last Tudor

    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Bianca Amato
    • Durée : 19 h et 10 min
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    Jane Grey was Queen of England for nine days. Using her position as cousin to the deceased king, her father and his conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the king's half sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block. There Jane turned her father's greedy, failed grab for power into her own brave and tragic martyrdom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • Auteur(s) : Gringo le 27/04/2018

    Prix : 16,35 €

    • The Other Queen

    • De : Philippa Gregory
    • Lu par : Richard Armitage, Alex Kingston, Madeleine Leslay
    • Durée : 16 h et 32 min
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    1568. Mary Queen of Scots, fleeing rebellion in her kingdom, is offered a safe haven by Elizabeth I with George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick. The arrival of an extravagent queen turns the household upside down, as it becomes clear that the visit is a house arrest. Queen Mary makes Bess’ hard-won house a centre for unrest and treason, and - perhaps worst of all - Mary Queen of Scots’ fabled beauty starts to work on the Tudor loyalist, Bess’ own husband, George.   

    Prix : 8,32 €