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The Heretic Queen

Author : Michelle Moran
ISBN : 0307410285
Genre : Fiction
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In ancient Egypt, a forgotten princess must overcome her family’s past and remake history. The winds of change are blowing through Thebes. A devastating palace fire has killed the Eighteenth Dynasty’s royal family—all with the exception of Nefertari, the niece of the reviled former queen, Nefertiti. The girl’s deceased family has been branded as heretical, and no one in Egypt will speak their names. A relic of a previous reign, Nefertari is pushed aside, an unimportant princess left to run wild in the palace. But this changes when she is taken under the wing of the Pharaoh’ s aunt, then brought to the Temple of Hathor, where she is educated in a manner befitting a future queen. Soon Nefertari catches the eye of the Crown Prince, and despite her family’s history, they fall in love and wish to marry. Yet all of Egypt opposes this union between the rising star of a new dynasty and the fading star of an old, heretical one. While political adversity sets the country on edge, Nefertari becomes the wife of Ramesses the Great. Destined to be the most powerful Pharaoh in Egypt, he is also the man who must confront the most famous exodus in history. Sweeping in scope and meticulous in detail, The Heretic Queen is a novel of passion and power, heartbreak and redemption.
Category: Fiction

Heretic Queen

Author : Susan Ronald
ISBN : 9781250015211
Genre : History
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Acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald delivers a stunning account of Elizabeth I that focuses on her role in the Wars on Religion—the battle between Protestantism and Catholicisim that tore apart Europe in the 16th Century Elizabeth's 1558 coronation procession was met with an extravagant outpouring of love. Only twenty-five years old, the young queen saw herself as their Protestant savior, aiming to provide the nation with new hope, prosperity, and independence from the foreign influence that had plagued her sister Mary's reign. Given the scars of the Reformation, Elizabeth would need all of the powers of diplomacy and tact she could summon. Extravagant, witty, and hot-tempered, Elizabeth was the ultimate tyrant. Yet at the outset, in religious matters, she was unfathomably tolerant for her day. "There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith," Elizabeth once proclaimed. "All else is a dispute over trifles." Heretic Queen is the highly personal, untold story of how Queen Elizabeth I secured the future of England as a world power. Susan Ronald paints the queen as a complex character whose apparent indecision was really a political tool that she wielded with great aplomb.
Category: History

The Heretic Queen

Author : Magdalena Niedzwiedzka
ISBN : 194554404X
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The Heretic Queen is set in sixteenth century London, with all its luxurious palaces and run-down homes, suspicious dark alleys, and seedy pubs and inns. Elizabeth Tudor is the daughter of Henry the VIII, destined from birth to become the Queen of England one day. When she finally comes to power, her supporters and confidants rise along with her, including the handsome Lord Robert Dudley. The Heretic Queen presents a dramatized fictional account of the first two decades of Elizabeth's reign. Was Elizabeth's reign really her own? There was no place for women in that world of men, not even for ones as intelligent and educated as Henry's daughter. The court plotted and raged around her, seeking any way to weaken the monarch's position. The Heretic Queen follows Elizabeth's adventures - and misadventures - as she matures into her crown, and into her legendary love affair with Lord Dudley. Running parallel to the story of England's greatest queen is the tale of Philip Orphan, a mysterious actor who managed to con his way into the good graces of the queen and her lover alike. It seems innocent enough at first, but it is soon revealed that his intentions are anything but pure. Who is he, and what plans does he have for the young queen?
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The Queen And The Heretic

Author : William B. Chalfant
ISBN : 9781450080019
Genre : Fiction
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In the early life of the beautiful warrior queen Zenobia, she had an early teenage marriage to an unknown boy. She later unexplainably protected and befriended a handsome, popular Christian bishop in Antioch, Paul of Samosata, known as possibly the greatest Christian heretic in the ancient world. Their love affair and the dramatic consequences are imagined in this fictional romance of adventure and love. One of the most beautiful and educated women of her time, Zenobia was a woman who conquered Egypt and challenged the Roman Emperor Aurelian for control of the ancient world. She gave her heart to a teenager in a doomed elopement. Later forced to marry the powerful prince of Palmyra, Zenobia could never leave the tragic love of her youth until death parted them on the banks of the Euphrates.
Category: Fiction

The Egyptian Royals Collection Three Historical Novels By Michelle Moran

Author : Michelle Moran
ISBN : 9780307952240
Genre : Fiction
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Three beloved novels by national bestselling author Michelle Moran are now available for the first time in one complete digital collection. Delve into these stories for an engrossing trip back in time, full of powerful family dynasties, court intrigue, and brave heroines. The novels, which bring to vivid life some of the most fascinating characters of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome, each include a reading group guide. An exciting excerpt from Moran’s newest novel Madame Tussaud is also included. Nefertiti The dramatic and historically accurate story of two unforgettable women—Nefertiti and her younger sister—living through a remarkable period of political unrest. The Heretic Queen In Ancient Egypt, Nefertiti’s niece, Princess Nefertari, must overcome her family’s past and remake history. Cleopatra’s Daughter The incredible untold story of the orphaned children of Cleopatra, Egypt’s most powerful and notorious ruler, who are raised in the Ancient Roman court of their parents’ greatest rival. A sneak peek at Madame Tussaud Michelle Moran departs from the ancient world and enters the gilded but troubled court of Marie Antoinette with the intriguing story of Marie Tussaud, a woman who survived the French Revolution only by creating death masks of the beheaded aristocracy.
Category: Fiction

Queen Of This Realm The Story Of Elizabeth I

Author : Jean Plaidy
ISBN : 9781448150502
Genre : Fiction
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Rudely detailed, exciting and vibrant is Plaidy's thrilling Queen of England series. In this "memoir" by Elizabeth I, legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy reveals the Virgin Queen as she truly was: the bewildered, motherless child of an all-powerful father; a captive in the Tower of London; a shrewd politician; a lover of the arts; and eventually, an icon of an era. It is the story of her improbable rise to power and the great triumphs of her reign -- the end of religious bloodshed, the settling of the New World, the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Brilliantly clever, a scholar with a ready wit, she was also vain, bold, and unpredictable, a queen who commanded -- and won -- absolute loyalty from those around her. But in these pages, in her own voice, Elizabeth also recounts the emotional turmoil of her life: the loneliness of power; the heartbreak of her lifelong love affair with Robert Dudley, whom she could never marry; and the terrible guilt of ordering the execution of her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots. In this unforgettable novel, Elizabeth emerges as one of the most fascinating and controversial women in history, and as England's greatest monarch.
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The Queen S Bastard

Author : Robin Maxwell
ISBN : 9780684857602
Genre : Fiction
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Chronicles the adventures of Arthur Dudley, the illegitimate son of Elizabeth I and Robin Dudley, Earl of Leicester--a child presumed dead by his real parents who learns his true identity upon the death of his adoptive father.
Category: Fiction

Admirals

Author : Andrew Lambert
ISBN : 9780571265688
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The true story of how Britain's maritime power helped gain this country unparalleled dominance of the world's economy, Admirals celebrates the rare talents of the men who shaped the most successful fighting force in world history. Told through the lives and battles of eleven of our most remarkable admirals - men such as James II and Robert Blake - Andrew Lambert's book stretches from the Spanish Armada to the Second World War, culminating with the spirit which led Andrew Browne Cunningham famously to declare, when the army feared he would lose too many ships, 'it takes three years to build a ship; it takes three centuries to build a tradition.'
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Marriage Game

Author : Alison Weir
ISBN : 9781448184217
Genre : Fiction
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Bestselling historian Alison Weir brings Elizabeth I to vivid life in a novel of intrigue, sex, plots, mysteries and tragedies, amid all the colour and pageantry of the Tudor court. '[Weir] gets right inside the head of the Virgin Queen. The reader has a blissful sense of seeing history as it happens.' - Kate Saunders, The Times It was an affair that shocked the world. Elizabeth I is the most sought-after bride in Europe. But though she is formidably intelligent, brave and tempestuous, she is desperately insecure. The tragic events in her past mean she cannot give herself to any man, and yet she relishes the thrill of the chase, the lure of forbidden fruit. And so, using sex and high-powered diplomacy, she plays what becomes known as the 'Marriage Game', dangling suitors to keep them friendly to her kingdom, while holding them off indefinitely. But playing this tantalising game with the married Robert Dudley, the son and grandson of traitors, could cost her the throne...
Category: Fiction

Practising Reform In Montaigne S Essais

Author : Dorothea B. Heitsch
ISBN : 9004116303
Genre : History
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This volume permits a new approach to Montaigne's essays from the point of view of the art of writing and style. Its particular hermeneutic position, which distinguishes it from other investigations, is that Nietzsche is used as a mediator.
Category: History

The Tudor Vendetta

Author : C. W. Gortner
ISBN : 9781466857872
Genre : Fiction
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London, 1558. Queen Mary is dead, and 25-year old Elizabeth ascends the throne. Summoned to court from exile abroad, Elizabeth's intimate spy, Brendan Prescott, is reunited with the young queen, as well as his beloved Kate, scheming William Cecil, and arch-rival, Robert Dudley. A poison attempt on Elizabeth soon overshadows her coronation, but before Brendan can investigate, Elizabeth summons him in private to dispatch him on a far more confidential mission: to find her favored lady in waiting, Lady Parry, who has disappeared during a visit to her family manor in Yorkshire. Upon his arrival at the desolate sea-side manor where Lady Parry was last seen, he encounters a strange, impoverished family beset by grief, as well as mounting evidence that they hide a secret from him. The mystery surrounding Lady Parry deepens as Brendan begins to realize there is far more going on at the manor than meets the eye, but the closer he gets to the heart of the mystery in Vaughn Hall, the more he learns that in his zeal to uncover the truth, he could be precipitating Elizabeth's destruction. From the intrigue-laden passages of Whitehall to a foreboding Catholic manor and the deadly underworld of London, Brendan must race against time to unravel a vendetta that will strike at the very core of his world—a vendetta that could expose a buried past and betray everything he has fought for, including his loyalty to his queen. The Tudor Vendetta is the third volume in the Spymaster Chronicles series by C.W. Gortner.
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The Elizabethans

Author : A. N. Wilson
ISBN : 9781466816190
Genre : History
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"In Wilson's hands these familiar stories make for gripping reading."—The New York Times Book Review New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Author of Dante in Love A sweeping panorama of the Elizabethan age, a time of remarkable, strange personages and great political and social change, by one of our most renowned historians A time of exceptional creativity, wealth creation, larger-than-life royalty and political expansion, the Elizabethan age was also more remarkable than any other for the Technicolor personalities of its royals and subjects. Apart from the complex character of the Virgin Queen herself, A. N. Wilson's The Elizabethans follows the stories of Francis Drake, a privateer who not only defeated the Spanish Armada but also circumnavigated the globe with a drunken, mutinous crew and without reliable navigational instruments; political intriguers like William Cecil and Francis Walsingham; and Renaissance literary geniuses from Sir Philip Sidney to Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. Most crucially, this was the age when modern Britain was born and established independence from mainland Europe—both in its resistance to Spanish and French incursions and in its declaration of religious liberty from the pope—and laid the foundations for the explosion of British imperial power and eventual American domination. An acknowledged master of the all-encompassing single-volume history, Wilson tells the exhilarating story of the Elizabethan era with all the panoramic sweep of his bestselling The Victorians, and with the wit and iconoclasm that are his trademarks.
Category: History

History Of Ireland

Author : Edward Alfred D'Alton
ISBN : NYPL:33433057532826
Genre : Ireland
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The Watchers

Author : Stephen Alford
ISBN : 9780141930848
Genre : History
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'An enthralling account of the murky shadow-world of Elizabethan espionage' Helen Castor, author of She-Wolves 'Alford has brought a dash of le Carré to the 16th century' The Times Elizabeth I's reign is known as a golden age, yet to much of Europe she was a 'Jezebel' and heretic who had to be destroyed. The Watchers is a thrilling portrayal of the secret state that sought to protect the Queen; a shadow world of spies, codebreakers, agent provocateurs and confidence-men who would stop at nothing to defend the realm. 'Absorbing and closely documented ... Alford vividly evokes this murky world of codes, ciphers, invisible ink, intercepted letters, aliases, disguises, forgeries and instructions to burn after reading ... flowing narrative and crisp judments ... engrossing' Guardian
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Signora Da Vinci

Author : Robin Maxwell
ISBN : 9781440661037
Genre : Fiction
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An enchanting novel on the life and origins of Leonardo da Vinci’s mother, as imagined by the author of the “absolutely superb” (Diane Haeger, author of The Secret Bride) Mademoiselle Boleyn. A young woman named Caterina was only fifteen years old in 1452 when she bore an illegitimate child in the tiny village of Vinci. His name was Leonardo, and he was destined to change the world forever. Caterina suffered much cruelty as an unmarried mother and had no recourse when her boy was taken away from her. But no one knew the secrets of her own childhood, nor could ever have guessed the dangerous and heretical scheme she would devise to protect and watch over her remarkable son. This captivating novel imagines the story of Caterina—the brilliant young woman, the adventurer, the alchemist—during the fascinating period of the Renaissance.
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Elizabeth

Author : Lisa Hilton
ISBN : 9780297865230
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A definitive portrait of one of the most compelling monarchs England has ever had: Elizabeth I. 'We are a prince from a line of princes.' Lisa Hilton's majestic biography of Elizabeth I, 'The Virgin Queen', uses new research to present a fresh interpretation of Elizabeth as a queen who saw herself primarily as a Renaissance prince, delivering a very different perspective on her emotional and sexual life, and upon her attempts to mould England into a European state. Elizabeth was not an exceptional woman but an exceptional ruler, and this book challenges readers to reassess her reign, and the colourful drama, scandal and intrigue to which it is always linked.
Category: Biography & Autobiography