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  • Details about At the king's command

    At the king's command

    Susan Wiggs.

    A Holt Medallion winner, this classic trilogy by "New York Times"-bestselling author Wiggs is back, portraying the intrigue and majesty of King Henry VIII's court. Originally published by HarperCollins as "Circle in the Water."…more

  • Details about Innocent traitor : a novel of Lady Jane Grey

    Innocent traitor : a novel of Lady Jane Grey

    Alison Weir.

    I am now a condemned traitor . . . I am to die when I have hardly begun to live. Historical expertise marries page-turning fiction in Alison Weir's enthralling debut novel, breathing new life into one of the most significant and tumultuous periods of the English monarchy. It is the story of Lady Jane Grey-"the Nine Days' Queen"-a fifteen-year-old girl who unwittingly finds herself at the center of the religious and civil unrest that nearly toppled the fabled House of Tudor during the sixteenth c……more

  • Details about The uncommon reader

    The uncommon reader

    Alan Bennett.

    From the author of The History Boys and The Clothes They Stood Up In A deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading. When the Queen in pursuit of her wandering corgis stumbles upon a mobile library she feels duty bound to borrow a book. Aided by Norman, a young man from the palace kitchen who frequents the library, Bennett describes the Queen's transformation as she discovers the liberating pleasures of the written word. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The History B……more

  • Details about The Romanov bride

    The Romanov bride

    Robert Alexander.

    The last book in the bestselling trilogy, "The Romanov Bride" chronicles the drama of a grand duchess and the peasant who determines her fate.…more

  • Details about Nefertiti : a novel

    Nefertiti : a novel

    Michelle Moran.

    A National Bestseller! "Meticulously researched and richly detailed . . . an engrossing tribute to one of the most powerful and alluring women in history." - Boston Globe Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. Ambitious, charismatic, and beautiful, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an unstable young pharaoh. It is hoped that her strong personality will temper the young ruler's heret……more

  • Details about Time and chance

    Time and chance

    Sharon Kay Penman.

    The long-awaited sequel to Sharon Kay Penman's acclaimed novel When Christ and His Saints Slept , Time and Chance recounts the tempestuous marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II in a magnificent story of love, power, ambition-and betrayal. He was nineteen when they married, she eleven years his senior, newly divorced from the King of France. She was beautiful, headstrong, intelligent, and rich. It was said he was Fortune's favorite, but he said a man makes his own luck. Within two years, ……more

  • Details about The last queen : a novel

    The last queen : a novel

    C.W. Gortner.

    In this stunning novel, C. W. Gortner brings to life Juana of Castile, the third child of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand of Spain, who would become the last queen of Spanish blood to inherit her country's throne. Along the way, Gortner takes the reader from the somber majesty of Spain to the glittering and lethal courts of Flanders, France, and Tudor England. Born amid her parents' ruthless struggle to unify and strengthen their kingdom, Juana, at the age of sixteen, is sent to wed Philip, heir……more