Tudor

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,645 ratings

The Constant Princess Publisher's Summary

"I am Catalina, Princess of Spain, daughter of the two greatest monarchs the world has ever known...and I will be Queen of England."

Thus, best-selling author Philippa Gregory introduces one of her most unforgettable heroines: Katherine of Aragon. Daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, Katherine has been fated her whole life to marry Prince Arthur of England. When they meet and are married, the match becomes as passionate as it is politically expedient. The young lovers revel in each other's company and plan the England they will make together. But tragically, aged only 15, Arthur falls ill and extracts from his 16-year-old bride a deathbed promise to marry his brother, Henry; become Queen; and fulfill their dreams and her destiny.

Raised on the battlefield and in the most beautiful Moorish palace in the world, sent to England alone at the age of 16 to take her place in a court where she couldn't speak the language, and abandoned and forced to endure poverty after the death of her husband, Katherine remained a woman of indomitable spirit, unwavering faith, and extraordinary strength. Philippa Gregory brings to life one of history's most inspiring women and creates one of the most compelling characters in historical fiction.

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  • Book 1

    • The Constant Princess

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Kate Burton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    Raised on the battlefield and in the most beautiful Moorish palace in the world, sent to England alone at the age of 16 to take her place in a court where she couldn't speak the language, and abandoned and forced to endure poverty after the death of her husband, Katherine remained a woman of indomitable spirit, unwavering faith, and extraordinary strength. Philippa Gregory brings to life one of history's most inspiring women and creates one of the most compelling characters in historical fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Seasson on 02-16-07

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Constant Princess

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Katherine of Aragon is born Catalina, the Spanish Infanta, to parents who are both rulers and warriors. Aged four, she is betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, and is raised to be Queen of England. She is never in doubt that it is her destiny to rule that far-off, wet, cold land. Her faith is tested when her prospective father-in-law greets her arrival in her new country with a great insult; Arthur seems little better than a boy; the food is strange and the customs coarse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book

    • By Rayne on 12-01-15

    Regular price: $9.05

  • Book 2

    • The Other Boleyn Girl

    • A Novel
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Ruthie Henshall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 494
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots as the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king, and take her fate into her own hands.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ABRIDGED!!!

    • By Julie Gibson on 01-30-08

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Other Boleyn Girl

    • Boleyn, Book 1
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Politics and passion are inextricably bound together in this compelling drama. The Boleyn family is keen to rise through the ranks of society, and what better way to attract the attention of the most powerful in the land than to place their most beautiful young woman at court? But Mary becomes the king's mistress at a time of change. He needs his personal pleasures, but he also needs an heir. The unthinkable happens and the course of English history is irrevocably changed.

    Regular price: $9.05

  • Book 3

    • The Boleyn Inheritance

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato, Dagmara Dominczyk, Ruthie Henshall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 388
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    The Boleyn Inheritance is a novel drawn tight as a lute string about a court ruled by the gallows and three women whose positions brought them wealth, admiration, and power - as well as deceit, betrayal, and terror. Once again, Philippa Gregory has brought a vanished world to life: the whisper of a silk skirt on a stone stair, the yellow glow of candlelight illuminating a hastily written note, the murmurs of the crowd gathering on Tower Green below the newly built scaffold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Awed....

    • By Theodore on 10-24-11

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Boleyn Inheritance

    • Boleyn, Book 2
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The last Boleyn is Jane, Lady Rochford - widow of the disgraced George Boleyn. Caught in the intrigues of the Tudor court, she maneuvers for personal position as her family, in turn, tries to manipulate her. The king has married again; his bride is the deceptively astute Anne of Cleves. Her wits are tested as she senses a trap closing around her, with the Howards ready to take advantage of her fall.

    Regular price: $8.77

  • Book 4

    • The Queen's Fool

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Here is a stunning novel set in the Tudor court, as the rivalry between Queen Mary and her half-sister, Elizabeth, is played out against a background of betrayal, conflict and passion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mary, Mary quite contrary

    • By Meg on 03-17-10

    Regular price: $9.05

  • Book 5

    • The Virgin's Lover

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen. But one woman hears the tidings with utter dread. Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, knows that the peal of bells she hears will summon her husband once more to power, intrigue, and a passionate love affair with the young queen.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not for Elizabeth fans

    • By Amy on 10-23-06

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Virgin's Lover

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Rupert Penry-Jones
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Elizabeth I has acceded to the throne of England, a position she has waited and schemed for all her life. She is surrounded by advisers, all convinced that a young woman cannot form political judgements. Elizabeth feels that she can rely on just one man: her oldest friend, Robert Dudley. It is soon plain that he is more than merely a friend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too short

    • By jacquie on 01-28-16

    Regular price: $9.05

  • Book 6

    • The Other Queen

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato, Dagmara Dominczyk, Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    The newly-married couple welcome the doomed queen into their home, certain that serving as her hosts and jailers will bring them an advantage in the cutthroat world of the Elizabethan court. To their horror, they find that the task will bankrupt them, and as their home becomes the epicenter of intrigue and rebellion against Elizabeth, their loyalty to each other and to their sovereign comes into question.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to usual standards

    • By Cheryl on 12-16-08

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Other Queen

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato, Dogmara Dominczyk, Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Mary is Queen of Scotland but she has been forced to flee her land and take refuge in an England that is ruled by her cousin Elizabeth. But England, precarious in its Protestant state, set against the mighty powers of Spain, France and Rome, doesn't need a charismatic Catholic figurehead at large. So Elizabeth's chief advisor, Cecil, devises a plan in which Mary will live under guard with his trusted accomplice: Bess of Hardwick.

    Regular price: $9.05