The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels

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The Lady of the Rivers Publisher's Summary

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

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Philippa back on track

    • By Bonnie-Ann on 11-26-11

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Lady of the Rivers

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Tracy-Ann Oberman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
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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.

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    • The Red Queen

    • A Novel
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, unsympathetic heroine

    • By Karin on 09-12-10

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    • The Red Queen

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Emily Watson, Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very interesting

    • By marina on 08-17-18

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    • White Queen

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
    • Length: 15 hrs
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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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Prep for Starz Drama

    • By FanB14 on 06-27-13

    Regular price: $28.30

    • The Kingmaker's Daughter

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
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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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The story is starting to wear thin

    • By Dawn M. Irvin on 10-23-13

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    • The Kingmaker's Daughter

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
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    Anne Neville and her sister Isabel are daughters of the most powerful magnate in 15th century England. Ever ruthless, always plotting, in the absence of a son and heir, Warwick sets about using his daughters as pawns in his political games. Anne grows from a delightful child brought up at the court of Edward IV and his queen, Elizabeth Woodville, intimacy and friendship with the family of Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Her life is overturned when her father turns on his former allies, escapes England and invades with an enemy army.

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    • The White Princess

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
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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.

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    • Paid by the Word? Double for "the boy"?

    • By Lisa on 08-14-13

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    • Constant Princess

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
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    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. But tragically, Arthur falls ill and extracts from his young bride a deathbed promise to marry his brother Henry, become Queen, and fulfill their dreams and her destiny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Story...

    • By Theodore on 12-06-11

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    • The Constant Princess

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Karina Fernandez
    • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
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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.

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    • The King's Curse

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
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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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dignified End of a Very Ambitious Series

    • By Pita on 09-12-14

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    • The King's Curse

    • Cousins' War Book 6
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 24 hrs and 10 mins
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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...

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    • Three Sisters, Three Queens

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By I like to shop on 10-05-16

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    • Three Sisters, Three Queens

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
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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.

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    • The Other Boleyn Girl

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
    • Length: 23 hrs and 4 mins
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    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 the golden prince and her growing role as an unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots when the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her powerfully ambitious sister, Anne Boleyn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phillipa Gregory Takes You There

    • By Theodore on 11-20-11

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    • The Other Boleyn Girl

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Kirby
    • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
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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.  

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    • Boleyn Inheritance

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter, Bianca Amato, Charlotte Parry
    • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
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    Anne of Cleves must literally save her neck in a court ruled by a deadly game of politics and the terror of an unpredictable and vengeful king. Her Boleyn Inheritance: accusations and false witnesses. Katherine Howard catches the king's eye within moments of arriving at court, setting in motion a dreadful machine of politics, intrigue, and treason that she does not understand. Her Boleyn Inheritance: the threat of the axe. Jane Rochford's name is a byword for malice, jealousy and twisted lust throughout Europe. Her Boleyn Inheritance: a fortune and a title in exchange for her soul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Theodore on 11-20-11

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    • The Boleyn Inheritance

    • The Tudor Court, Book 4
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Pippa Bennett-Warner, Georgia Maguire, Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
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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?  

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    • The Taming of the Queen

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 18 hrs and 3 mins
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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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • You'd better like repetition

    • By A customer on 09-17-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Taming of the Queen

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
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    Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse.... 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. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted 16 months, the one before barely half a year.

    Regular price: $17.05

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