Tudor Saga

11 books in series
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Katharine, the Virgin Widow Publisher's Summary

In the eyes of the world, Katharine of Aragon was a precious object to be disposed of for the glory of Spain. Her parents, Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand, sent her to England to become the bride of Arthur, Prince of Wales. But soon her frail husband was dead, and a fateful question loomed: was the marriage consummated, or was the young widow still a virgin?

On that delicate point hinged Katharine's - and England's - future. Meanwhile, waiting in the wings was her willful, handsome brother-in-law, bold Prince Henry, who alone had the power to restore Katharine's lost position.

©1990 Eleanor Hibbert (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

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    • Uneasy Lies the Head (To Hold the Crown)

    • By: Jean Plaidy
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  • Book 2

    • Katharine, the Virgin Widow

    • A Novel
    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    In the eyes of the world, Katharine of Aragon was a precious object to be disposed of for the glory of Spain. Her parents, Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand, sent her to England to become the bride of Arthur, Prince of Wales. But soon her frail husband was dead, and a fateful question loomed: was the marriage consummated, or was the young widow still a virgin?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Long and Oriental

    • By Pam H on 10-01-08

    Regular price: $18.16

  • Book 3

    • The Shadow of the Pomegranate

    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 38
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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    The marriage of Katharine of Aragon and King Henry VIII was a right royal match. England loved the young lovers, but hardly were they wed when powerful people in Henry's court were spinning webs of intrigue around the innocent royal pair. Spanish spies, the Pope's men, the Queen's seductive ladies-in-waiting, and especially the King's brilliant advisor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, all were obsessed with one question: Would Queen Katharine be able to give Henry the healthy son he so desperately wanted?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It looms over her

    • By Moragne on 07-30-10

    Regular price: $19.56

  • Book 4

    • The King's Secret Matter

    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    The 12-year marriage of Henry and Katharine has declined from an idyllic union into an uneasy stalemate. The king's love for his aging queen has grown cold, and he is angry with her failure to give him the heir to the throne he desperately wants. When the seductive Anne Boleyn arrives at court, the king is captivated by her dark beauty and bold spirit and becomes obsessed by the desire to possess her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not much of a secret

    • By Moragne on 08-02-10

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

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    • Saint Thomas' Eve (The King's Confidante)

    • By: Jean Plaidy
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  • Book 9

    • Mary, Queen of France

    • The Tudor Princesses
    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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    Princess Mary Rose is the youngest sister of King Henry VIII, and one of the few people whom he adores unconditionally. She is the golden child of the Tudor family and is granted her every wish. Except when it comes to marriage. Locked in a political showdown with France, Henry decides to offer up his pampered sister to secure peace between the two mighty kingdoms, and she is unwillingly sent to France to marry the ailing King Louis.

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  • Book 10

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    • The Spanish Bridegroom (For a Queen's Love)

    • By: Jean Plaidy
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  • Book 11

    • Lord Robert

    • By: Jean Plaidy
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In the grim recesses of the Tower of London, two captives begin a passionate love affair that will last years but is destined to destroy them. One is Robert Dudley, the other is the future Queen of England, Elizabeth I.

    Regular price: $28.62