If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it England, May 1536 Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors The blacksmiths son from Putney
In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love Ned Willard wants nothing than to marry
Spring, 1549 Two years after the death of Henry VIII, England is sliding into chaos The king, Edward VI, is eleven years old His uncle Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, rules as Protector Radical Protestants are conducting all out war on the old religion, stirring discontent among the people.
Bringing sixteenth century Languedoc vividly to life, Kate Mosse s The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties Carcassonne 1562 Nineteen year old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at
As sisters they share an everlasting bond As queens they can break each others hearts There is only one bond that I trust between a woman and her sisters We never take our eyes off each other In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other When Katherine of Arag n is brought to the Tudor
Fatal Throne, a book about Henry VIII and his six wives, coordinated by Candace Fleming Fleming and six other authors will each contribute a story from different points of view M.T Anderson, Jennifer Donnelly, Stephanie Hemphill, Deborah Hopkinson, Linda Sue Park, and Lisa Ann Sandell.
Why would a woman marry a serial killer Because she cannot refuse Kateryn Parr, a thirty 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 Kateryn has no doubt about the
Bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir tells the little known story of Henry VIIIs fourth wife, as a grieving king chooses a bride sight unseen in the fourth novel in the epic and intrigue filled Six Tudor Queens series Newly widowed and the father of an infant son, Henry VIII
From 15011505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence Leonardo was a charming, handsome fifty year old at the peak of his career Michelangelo was a temperamental sculptor in his mid twenties, desperate to make a name for himself.Michelangelo is a virtual
Bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir takes on what no fiction writer has done before creating a dramatic six book series in which each novel covers one of King Henry VIII s wives In this captivating opening volume, Weir brings to life the tumultuous tale of Katherine of Arag n.
The latest novel from 1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory features one of the most famous girls in history, Lady Jane Grey, and her two sisters, each of whom dared to defy her queen Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the
New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell makes a dramatic departure with this enthralling, action packed standalone novel that tells the story of the first production of A Midsummers Night Dreamas related by William Shakespeares estranged younger brother Lord, what fools these mortals be.
Drawing on Maggie O Farrell s long term fascination with the little known story behind Shakespeare s most enigmatic play, HAMNET is a luminous portrait of a marriage, at its heart the loss of a beloved child Warwickshire in the 1580s Agnes is a woman as feared as she is sought after for her
A novel of the devout young woman who became the unwilling object of King Henry VIII s ardor and the mother of his only son In this third book in the epic Six Tudor Queens series, the acclaimed historian and best selling author brings new insight to this dramatic story, showing how pure fear for
The Handmaids Tale meets Alice in Wonderland in this gripping and imaginative historical novel about a shunned orphan girl in 16th century England who is ensnared in a deadly royal plot and must turn her subjugation into her power.The Sin Eater walks among us, unseen, unheard Sins of our flesh
In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a violent world, in which two young people fall in love It is not simply that their families disapprove the Montagues and the Capulets are engaged in a blood feud In this death filled setting, the movement from love at first sight to the lovers final union
Shakespeare s intertwined love polygons begin to get complicated from the start Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander Bad news is, Hermia s father wants Demetrius for a son in law On the outside is Helena, whose unreturned love burns hot for Demetrius Hermia
Machiavelli needs to be looked at as he really was Hence Can Machiavelli, who makes the following observations, be Machiavellian as we understand the disparaging term 1 So it is that to know the nature of a people, one need be a Prince to know the nature of a Prince, one need to be of the
England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn The pope and most of Europe opposes him Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell a