Now she might see yet another Queen suffer the same fate. As a lady-in-waiting, Catherine sees first hand the danger of the Tudor court. She knows her duty is to serve her family, where competition corrupts any friendship, and where your family is ready to abandon you, but what about her heart and her conscience? In a world where any indiscretion can lead to death, Catherine must stay ahead of the ever-changing rules.
The king is becoming a monster, ready to turn on those he claimed to love. However, the illegitimate daughter of the King, and cousin to the future Queen of England, when you are part of the great Howard family, there is no place for you but court. As a girl, she saw her aunt, Anne Boleyn, go to the scaffold.
She has to decide. She finds her dreams changing from grandeur to the peaceful existence of a country life. The king will decide what is treason. These are words catherine Carey has heard before, and they’ve always led to the block. To serve her mistress would be treason, to abandon her would mean the doom of a good lady.
To Crown A Rose Royal Court Series
She would be doomed to obscurity. But the tale of her mother is not so well-known. She was an ambitious woman who survived in turbulent times and sought to claim as much power for herself and her family as she could. Eclipsed first by her beautiful mother and then by her daughter — Frances Grey became known as a cruel mother.
. But before the fall there was her rise. This is the story of her beginnings. Sentenced to die as martyr her story would become legendary. History does not always look kindly on those who failed and she is no exception. The tragic tale of the lady Jane Grey — the Nine Day Queen is well known.
Joan Forgotten Women of History Book 1
Educated by her tutors, she becomes a formidable woman in her own right. In a time when women are subservient, she is raised by her mother to command. When joan is married her husband's lust for power knows no bounds. Book one of the Forgotten Women of History Series. Love, turmoil, and war. This is the story of joan de Geneville, wife to one of England's most infamous traitors: Roger Mortimer.
After the death of her father in 1292, Joan becomes one of the greatest English heiresses of her generation. She is forced to choose between her duty to her King and her loyalty to her husband.
The White Rose Rent: Katherine, Daughter of Richard III Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 4
The tudor Era has dawned. Days when it seemed a baseborn girl could reach dizzying heights. Days of happiness before her father took the crown, before her cousins Edward and Richard vanished from the Tower of London, before beautiful Elizabeth of York danced in gold at the Christmas Feast of 1484 and started rumours flying.
. Only fifteen years old, she fears her husband will put her aside due to her relationship to the deposed King. Frightened and alone, when richard, she recalls the events of her younger years, Duke of Gloucester took her and her half-brother John to be raised at Sheriff Hutton Castle. Richard iii lies in a shallow grave at Greyfriars in Leicester and Henry Tudor sits upon an uneasy throne.
Richard's illegitimate daughter, earl of huntingdon, wife of one year to William Herbert, Katherine Plantagenet, struggles to find her path in the strange new world of Tudor England.
Behind The Mask: The Story of Jane Seymour
History has always portrayed jane seymour as a shadowy, meek and obedient woman whose only effect on the troubled and dangerous world in which she lived was to quietly provide Henry VIII with his dearest wish and then obligingly fade away. How did she, a woman with seemingly no personality and with few accomplishments beyond needlework and household management contrive to not only attract the world’s most fearsome and powerful monarch, the woman for whom he had sacrificed so much to marry only three short years before?Although she is given little credit for anything other than her provision of England’s heir, but also motivate him to rid himself of Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour was astute, intelligent and came from a highly ambitious family.
She was as aspirational as her brothers and craved the power and influence which could only be attained as the wife of England’s most powerful man. The fact that he already had a Queen did not deter her; she was focused, she was ruthless and she would let nothing stand in her way. This is the story of Jane Seymour and her rise from obscure country gentlewoman to royal consort.
Sense of Touch: Love and Duty at Anne of Brittany's Court
For readers of philippa gregory and Diana Gabaldon, a 2017 RONE Book Award finalist. A 2018 topshelf indie book awards finalist for Women's Issues "A romance and an interesting novel about a little-known French queen. An arranged marriage to an established noble family will secure her future but dash any hope she has of a life with Philippe.
Within hours the child joins the five dead siblings who came before him. Her family has money, she is the sole heir, but she is only noble on her dead mother's side. A striking story of heartache and forbidden love, of women in the 15th century French court who fought with passion and determination for what they wanted.
Historical novel societyin july of 1497 Anne of Brittany, Queen of France, gives birth to a son. In the mournful weeks that follow, fifteen-year-old Nicole St. As the daughter of a wealthy but untitled merchant, Nicole exists in a precarious social position. The attraction between the two is immediate, but duty and honor bring their romance to an abrupt halt.
Sylvain meets philippe de Bois, a young horse trainer breaking in one of the queen's stallions. If nicole's healing sense of touch can save the royal child, will the queen reward her with the greatest desire of her heart--marriage to her one true love? Prequel to the Anne of Brittany Series, followed by Anne and Charles: Book One, and Anne and Louis: Book Two .
They work together to heal the horse's infected hoof, then part ways.
Fate's Mistress: Book Three of The Three Graces Trilogy
Like most great noble families of the period, the web of intermarriages and alliances made enemies out of blood relatives. I really never left their era, so you're looking at my refusal to leave. You'll instantly be front and center at the world of the Valois court, and all of the danger and splendor of Renaissance France! About the AuthorReading historical fiction was my guilty pleasure when I was a kid.
Man, i researched the gilded age and the 1920s of the American South, am I glad I made that switch! In school, so French history really wasn't part of my curriculum. So don’t wait, scroll up and grab your copy today. Why did i choose that order? You really will have to read to to find out for yourself.
I spent 40 hours a week talking with full time academics and researchers, secretly envying them for being on the other side of the table. You'll instantly be front and center at the world of the Valois court, and all of the danger and splendor of Renaissance France! ˃˃˃ Don't miss out!France will never be the same by the time Catherine's story ends.
Guise managed to win concessions from Henri, but concessions come with a steep price on his head. I think i learned more about history from reading Jean Plaidy's novels. Middle sister, is married to the Duc de Guise, Catherine, the most rabid Catholic in France. France will never be the same by the time Catherine's story ends.
Lady of the Court: Book Two of The Three Graces Trilogy
Middle sister, things can change in an instant, sits at the apex of the royal court, wife to one of King Henri III's most trusted advisors In a country torn apart by religious war, Henriette, and no one in France is safe. Before i became a writer, I worked as an archivist and museum collections manager.
Can she keep her world from falling apart?Cousins to the King of Navarre, the Cleves sisters witness the glamor and danger of the French royal court firsthand. Henriette is desperate to hold onto her life, and hand it on to the next generation. To do so, she must have an heir, something that she has so far failed to do.
Based on a true story henriette has to fight to hold onto everything that she holds dear, but war can sweep up even the most innocent. You'll instantly be front and center at the world of the valois court, queen Mother of France and a force of nature, and all of the danger and splendor of Renaissance France! Led by the ever-vigilant Catherine de Medici, the members of the court shaped the political and religious future of France of the Sixteenth Century.
So don’t wait, scroll up and grab your copy today. In the trilogy, madame de sauve, you'll meet the often- derided Charlotte, and enough royal mistresses to satisfy your need for scandal. About the authorwith a graduate degree in History from Middle Tennessee State, writing historical fiction was a natural fit for me.
Almost a Queen: Book One of The Three Graces Trilogy
I ran across some stories about my ancestor, who I was shocked to learn had a “French sounding last name. While i researched her and her Huguenot ancestors, I ran across the people of the Valois dynasty. I really never left their era, so you're looking at my refusal to leave. I spent 40 hours a week talking with full time academics and researchers, secretly envying them for being on the other side of the table.
Led by the ever-vigilant catherine de medici, Queen Mother of France and a force of nature, the members of the court shaped the political and religious future of Renaissance France. Paris of 1572 boils with religious war, and few will make it out of the wedding celebrations alive. Those that do survive face an impossible choice: convert or die.
Why did i choose that order? You really will have to read to to find out for yourself. Eventually, i got tired of handing historical documents to other people and decided to write historical fiction full time. The three graces trilogy continues with eldest sister, Henriette and will conclude with middle sister Catherine's story.
Before i became a writer, I worked full time as an archivist. It wasn't a big surprise when I decided to go to graduate school and get my own degree in history. I think i learned more about history from reading Jean Plaidy's novels.
Mary - Tudor Princess
Henry plans to use her marriage to build a powerful alliance against his enemies. Born into great privilege, Mary has beauty and intelligence beyond her years and is the most marriageable princess in Europe. Mary tudor watches her elder brother become King of England and wonders what the future holds for her.
Will she dare risk his anger by marrying for love?meticulously researched and based on actual events, this 'sequel' follows Mary's story from book three of the Tudor Trilogy and is set during the reign of King Henry VIII. From the author of the international best-selling Tudor Trilogy, the true story of the Tudor dynasty continues with the daughter of King Henry VII, sister to King Henry VIII.
The Captive Princess: Eleanor Fair Maid of Brittany Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 3
Marriage Prize. Prisoner. Eleanor of brittany is sent to live in the household of her esteemed grandmother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and brought up expecting to be the bride of a powerful prince. Princess. But when the marriage proposed for her as part of richard Lionheart's ransom falls through and King Richard dies a few years later at Chalus, she is returned to her mother and her beloved younger brother Arthur in Brittany.
John now sits on the throne of england, geoffrey, something Eleanor and Arthur both resent, for they are the children of his elder brother, and many men say their claim to England supersedes John's . Arthur's desire for a crown leads the pair to ally with France and attack their aged grandmother in the castle of Mirabeau, a move that brings untold disaster to both.
Beautiful eleanor, charged with no offence, the Pearl of Brittany, is held captive in England from that day forth, through the reign of two kings-never tried, her only crime her royal Plantagenet blood.