The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

The Heretic Queen
  • Title : The Heretic Queen
  • Author : Michelle Moran
  • Publisher : Crown
  • ISBN Code : 0307381757
  • Pages : 383
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  • Language : English
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In ancient Egypt, a forgotten princess must overcome her family's past and remake history. Nefertari has been left to run wild in the palace, but catches the eye of the Crown Prince. All of Egypt opposes this union, and political adversity sets the country on edge.


Heretic Queen by Susan Ronald

Heretic Queen
  • Title : Heretic Queen
  • Author : Susan Ronald
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 0312645384
  • Pages : 350
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  • Language : English
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A chronicle of Elizabeth I's role in the wars of religion credits her with securing England's future as a world power, covering topics ranging from the queen's use of ambivalence as a political tool to her tolerance in religious matters and the challenges of the Reformation.


Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran

Rebel Queen
  • Title : Rebel Queen
  • Author : Michelle Moran
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1476716366
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the mid-nineteenth century, it expects a quick and easy conquest ... But when they arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, the British army is met with a surprising challenge. Instead of surrendering, Queen Lakshmi raises two armies--one male and one female--and rides into battle, determined to protect her country and her people. Although her soldiers may not appear at first to be formidable against superior British weaponry and training, Lakshmi refuses to back down from the empire determined to take away the land she loves.


The Heretic Wind by Judith Arnopp

The Heretic Wind
  • Title : The Heretic Wind
  • Author : Judith Arnopp
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781839451713
  • Pages : 332
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  • Language : English
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Adored by her parents and pampered by the court, the infant Princess Mary's life changes suddenly and drastically when her father's eye is taken by the enigmatic Anne Boleyn. Throughout her formative years, Mary stands firm against her father's determination to destroy both her mother's reputation, and the Catholic church. It is a battle that will last throughout both her father's and her brother's reign, until, almost broken by persecution, she learns of King Edward's death. She expects to be crowned queen but Mary has reckoned without John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland, who before Mary can act, usurps her crown and places it on the head of her Protestant cousin, Lady Jane Grey. Furious and determined not to be beaten, Mary musters a vast army at Framlingham Castle; a force so strong that Jane Grey's supporters crumble in the face of it. Mary is at last, Queen of England. But her troubles are only just beginning. Rebellion, and heresy and the subsequent punishments take their toll both on Mary's health, and on the English people. Suspecting she is fatally ill, Mary steps up her campaign to compel her subjects to turn back to the Catholic faith. All who resist will face punishment for heresy in the flames of the Smithfield fires.


The Egyptian Royals Collection: Three Historical Novels by Michelle Moran by Michelle Moran

The Egyptian Royals Collection: Three Historical Novels by Michelle Moran
  • Title : The Egyptian Royals Collection: Three Historical Novels by Michelle Moran
  • Author : Michelle Moran
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • ISBN Code : 030795224X
  • Pages : 1376
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  • Language : English
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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.


Nefertiti by Michelle Moran

Nefertiti
  • Title : Nefertiti
  • Author : Michelle Moran
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1849164606
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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Nefertiti is one of the world's great legendary beauties. Seen through her sister's eyes, she is vividly brought to life in this heartbreaking story of celebrity, ambition, love and loss. At the tender age of fifteen, Nefertiti marries Akenathen, the Prince of Egypt, her dreams coming true as she rises to fame and fortune. Bathed and decorated by a team of body servants her natural beauty is enhanced until she becomes mesmerizing. She is soon the darling of the people and her husband's closest confidant. But when her husband breaks with a thousand years of tradition, defying the priests and the military, it will take all Nefertiti's wiles to keep the nation from being torn apart. She's prepared to sacrifice her sister to strengthen her power and this act will lock the two women in a feud that only death can break...


Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran

Cleopatra's Daughter
  • Title : Cleopatra's Daughter
  • Author : Michelle Moran
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1849166404
  • Pages : 449
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  • Language : English
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At the dawn of the Roman Empire, when tyranny ruled, a daughter of Egypt and a son of Rome found each other . . . Selene's legendary parents are gone. Her country taken, she has been brought to the city of Rome in chains, with only her twin brother, Alexander, to remind her of home and all she once had. Living under the watchful eyes of the ruling family, Selene and her brother must quickly learn how to be Roman - and how to be useful to Caesar. She puts her artistry to work, in the hope of staying alive and being allowed to return to Egypt. Before long, however, she is distracted by the young and handsome heir to the empire... When the elusive 'Red Eagle' starts calling for the end of slavery, Selene and Alexander are in grave danger. Will this mysterious figure bring their liberation, or their demise?


Nefertiti by Joyce Tyldesley

Nefertiti
  • Title : Nefertiti
  • Author : Joyce Tyldesley
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0141017244
  • Pages : 228
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  • Language : English
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In the tradition of her intriguing "Hatchepsut, " Tyldesley rescues another female ruler from the shadows of history: Queen Nefertiti (c. 1350 B.C.), one of the most mysterious, powerful, and beautiful women of the ancient world. History Book Club Selection. 16 pp. of photos. 38 figures. Maps.


The Queen and the Heretic by Derek Wilson

The Queen and the Heretic
  • Title : The Queen and the Heretic
  • Author : Derek Wilson
  • Publisher : Lion Books
  • ISBN Code : 0745968821
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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The Queen and the Heretic is a dual biography of two remarkable women – Catherine Parr and Anne Askew. The first was the last queen of Henry VIII, the second a countrywoman from Lincolnshire. They were joined together in their love of the Protestant faith and in the threat this posed to both their lives. Both Catherine and Anne wrote about their beliefs, and their writings are still with us. Powerful men at court sought to bring Catherine down, and used Anne Askew’s notoriety as a weapon in that battle. Queen Catherine Parr survived, while Anne Askew, the only woman to be racked, was burned to death. This book is the fascinating story of their lives, and the way of life for women from various social strata in Tudor England.


House of Eternity by John K. McDonald

House of Eternity
  • Title : House of Eternity
  • Author : John K. McDonald
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0892364157
  • Pages : 120
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  • Language : English
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Nefertari, the favorite queen of Rameses II, was buried about 3,200 years ago in the most exquisitely decorated tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Queens. Discovered in 1904 by Italian explorer Ernesto Schiaparelli, the tomb had deteriorated to a disastrous extent when emergency consolidation began in 1986. The six-year conservation project of the GCI and the Egyptian Antiquities Organization was completed in 1992. In this fascinating exploration of the tomb, John McDonald takes the reader through each chamber, describing the hieroglyphic messages depicted in the brilliant wall paintings and discussing the images within the context of Egyptian beliefs. He also offers insights into the life of Nefertari, the development and symbolism of royal tombs, and the construction and decoration of the tombs. House of Eternity is illustrated with historic black-and-white images and more recent color photographs that reveal the vibrant beauty of the wall paintings. In November 1995 the tomb was reopened to the public. Because of the potential for damage and deterioration to the fragile wall paintings caused by increased humidity, carbon dioxide, and microbiological activity introduced by visitors to the tomb, the number permitted to enter daily is strictly controlled by the Egyptian authorities. This book results from a desire of the GCI to enrich visitors' experience by providing a detailed descriptive walk-through of the tomb while conveying a strong message regarding the need for conservation and continuous monitoring to ensure the long-term survival of the tomb's paintings. Visitors to the tomb and the armchair traveler alike will find House of Eternity to be an excellent resource for understanding Nefertari's journey to the afterlife and for appreciating the extraordinary depictions of that journey on the walls of Nefertari's tomb.


The Second Empress by Michelle Moran

The Second Empress
  • Title : The Second Empress
  • Author : Michelle Moran
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • ISBN Code : 030795305X
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte will stop at nothing to marry the Hapsburg princess he hopes will bear him a royal heir, in this compelling novel from bestselling author Michelle Moran. After the bloody French Revolution, Emperor Napoleon’s power is absolute. When eighteen year old Marie-Louise is told that the Emperor has demanded her hand in marriage, her father presents her with a terrible choice: marry the cruel, capricious Napoleon or refuse and plunge her country into war. To save her father's throne, Mary-Louise is determined to be a good wife. But at the extravagant French court, she finds many rivals for her new husband’s affection, including Napoleon’s sister Pauline, who is fiercely jealous, utterly uncontrollable, and the only woman as ambitious as the emperor himself. When war once again sweeps the Continent and bloodshed threatens Marie-Louise’s family, the second empress is forced to make choices that will determine her place in history—and change the course of her life. The Second Empress will transport you back to Napoleon's empire where royals and servants alike live at the whim of one man, and two women vie to change their destinies.


The Queen and the Heretic by William B. Chalfant

The Queen and the Heretic
  • Title : The Queen and the Heretic
  • Author : William B. Chalfant
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1450080014
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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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.


Akhenaten: Son of the Sun by Moyra Caldecott

Akhenaten: Son of the Sun
  • Title : Akhenaten: Son of the Sun
  • Author : Moyra Caldecott
  • Publisher : Mushroom eBooks
  • ISBN Code : 189914286X
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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In ancient Egypt during the magnificent eighteenth dynasty the Pharaoh Akhenaten and his queen, the strong and beautiful Nefertiti, are engaged in a dramatic battle against the wealthy, corrupt and dangerously powerful priests of Amun. Haunting and full of surprises, "Akhenaten: Son of the Sun" gives a fascinating glimpse into an ancient civilisation. It is a story about hate and love, despair and hope, but more than that it is the story of extraordinary spiritual and psychic powers being tested to their limits. "I tell you this three millenniaafter these events took place.Mark them well.They did not end with my death,and they will not end with yours.","Further information and sample chapters are available at www.mushroom-ebooks.com


Lilah by Marek Halter

Lilah
  • Title : Lilah
  • Author : Marek Halter
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1409083527
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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I can't be with those who throw stones at women and children.It's beyond me.Beyond my love for Ezra.Beyond my respect for God. In 397 BC, in Susa, the opulent capital of the Persian empire, where the Jews are living in exile, young Lilah is destined for a happy life: she is due to marry Antinoes, a great Persian warrior well known at the king's court.But her beloved brother Ezra, with whom she has been close since childhood, is opposed to this marriage with a foreigner.If Lilah insists, she will have to renounce Ezra, and that is something she cannot do, for she senses that he has been chosen by God to lead the exiled Jews to Jerusalem and, after centuries of displacement, revive the laws of Moses: laws which promote justice and give human life a meaning. Abandoning the promise of a golden future, Lilah urges her brother to leave for Jerusalem and gives him new hope that a return to the Promised Land is possible. But Ezra, blinded by faith, orders the rejection of all foreign wives. At the risk of losing the one person she still has left in her life, Lilah opposes her brother's fanaticism, thereby ensuring the survival of the women and children condemned to leave the city. But her opposition comes at great personal cost . . . Lilah concludes Marek Halter's trilogy about Biblical heroines. Sarah, Abraham's barren wife, brought her personal destiny to bear in the creation of a new religion. Zipporah, Moses wife, fought against racism and exclusion. By speaking out against religious extremism, of which women are the first victims, Lilah proves herself a champion of freedom.


The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

The Boleyn Inheritance
  • Title : The Boleyn Inheritance
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1439124671
  • Pages : 592
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  • Language : English
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Lady-in-waiting Jane Boleyn, the only survivor of the ambitious Boleyn family, testifies against Henry VIII's latest queen, Anne of Cleves, and conspires to place her young cousin, Katherine Howard, on the throne.


Nefertiti by Nick Drake

Nefertiti
  • Title : Nefertiti
  • Author : Nick Drake
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1409010104
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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Nefertiti - the most powerful, charismatic and beautiful Queen of the ancient world. With her husband, Akhenaten, she rules over an Empire at the peak of its glory and domination. Together, they have built a magnificent new city in the desert on the banks of the Nile. They are about to host kings, dignitaries and leaders from around the Empire for a vast festival to celebrate their triumph. But suddenly, Nefertiti vanishes. Rahotep is the youngest chief detective of the Thebes division; a 'Seeker of Mysteries' who knows about shadows and darkness, and who can see patterns where others cannot. His unusual talents earn him a summons to the royal court. Rahotep is given ten days to find the Queen and return her in time for the festival. Success will bring glory - but if he fails, he and his young family will die... Closely based on historical research, NEFERTITI tells the hidden story of the crimes, mysteries and secrets of the dark game of power played out against the vast panorama of a society in revolution.


Nefertiti, Immortal Queen by Cheryl L. Fluty

Nefertiti, Immortal Queen
  • Title : Nefertiti, Immortal Queen
  • Author : Cheryl L. Fluty
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • ISBN Code : 9781453709214
  • Pages : 382
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  • Language : English
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Her husband left her his throne and his One God. Her enemies murdered her and tried to wipe her out of history. But thanks to the talent and devotion of a brilliantly gifted artist, today her face is an icon of beauty, familiar to millions of people around the world. But it almost wasn't so. This is the story of the beautiful Queen Nefertiti; her husband, Pharaoh Akhenaten, history's first monotheist; and Thutmose, the gifted artist who was torn between his love for the beautiful queen and loyalty to his friend and patron, Akhenaten.


The Last Queen by C W Gortner

The Last Queen
  • Title : The Last Queen
  • Author : C W Gortner
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 184894537X
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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Married at sixteen. A queen at twenty-five. Declared insane and locked up by the men she adored. Juana 'la Loca' - the last true queen of Spain. Juana - daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella and sister to Catherine of Aragon - is a woman ruled by her passions. Her arranged marriage to Philip the Fair of Flanders begins as a fairytale romance when, despite never having met before their betrothal, they fall desperately in love. She was never meant to be more than his consort and mother to his heirs; but, after tragedy decimates her family, she finds herself heiress to the throne of Spain. Suddenly Juana is plunged into a ruthless battle of ambition and treachery, with the future of Spain and her own freedom at stake. Told in Juana's voice, THE LAST QUEEN is the enthralling and moving tale of a woman ahead of her time, who fought fiercely for her birthright in the face of an unimaginable betrayal. Juana's story is one of history's darkest secrets, brought vividly to life in this exhilarating novel.


Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran

Madame Tussaud
  • Title : Madame Tussaud
  • Author : Michelle Moran
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • ISBN Code : 030758867X
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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The world knows Madame Tussaud as a wax artist extraordinaire . . . but who was this woman who became one of the most famous sculptresses of all time? In these pages, her tumultuous and amazing story comes to life as only Michelle Moran can tell it. The year is 1788, and a revolution is about to begin. Smart and ambitious, Marie Tussaud has learned the secrets of wax sculpting by working alongside her uncle in their celebrated wax museum, the Salon de Cire. From her popular model of the American ambassador, Thomas Jefferson, to her tableau of the royal family at dinner, Marie’s museum provides Parisians with the very latest news on fashion, gossip, and even politics. Her customers hail from every walk of life, yet her greatest dream is to attract the attention of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI; their stamp of approval on her work could catapult her and her museum to the fame and riches she desires. After months of anticipation, Marie learns that the royal family is willing to come and see their likenesses. When they finally arrive, the king’s sister is so impressed that she requests Marie’s presence at Versailles as a royal tutor in wax sculpting. It is a request Marie knows she cannot refuse—even if it means time away from her beloved Salon and her increasingly dear friend, Henri Charles. As Marie gets to know her pupil, Princesse Élisabeth, she also becomes acquainted with the king and queen, who introduce her to the glamorous life at court. From lavish parties with more delicacies than she’s ever seen to rooms filled with candles lit only once before being discarded, Marie steps into a world entirely different from her home on the Boulevard du Temple, where people are selling their teeth in order to put food on the table. Meanwhile, many resent the vast separation between rich and poor. In salons and cafés across Paris, people like Camille Desmoulins, Jean-Paul Marat, and Maximilien Robespierre are lashing out against the monarchy. Soon, there’s whispered talk of revolution. . . . Will Marie be able to hold on to both the love of her life and her friendship with the royal family as France approaches civil war? And more important, will she be able to fulfill the demands of powerful revolutionaries who ask that she make the death masks of beheaded aristocrats, some of whom she knows? Spanning five years, from the budding revolution to the Reign of Terror, Madame Tussaud brings us into the world of an incredible heroine whose talent for wax modeling saved her life and preserved the faces of a vanished kingdom. From the Hardcover edition.


The Butcher's Daughter by Mark M. McMillin

The Butcher's Daughter
  • Title : The Butcher's Daughter
  • Author : Mark M. McMillin
  • Publisher : Hephaestus
  • ISBN Code : 0983817936
  • Pages : 388
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  • Language : English
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In an age ruled by iron men, in a world of new discovery and Spanish gold, a young Irishwoman named Mary rises from the ashes of her broken childhood with ships and men-at-arms under her command. She and her loyal crew prowl the Caribbean and prosper in the New World for a time until the ugly past Mary has fled from in the old one finds her. Across the great ocean to the east, war is coming. The King of Spain is assembling the most powerful armada the world has ever seen - an enormous beast - to invade England and depose the “heretic” Protestant queen. To have any chance against the wealth and might of Spain, England will need every warship, she will need every able captain. To this purpose, Queen Elizabeth spares Mary from the headman’s axe for past sins in exchange for her loyalty, her ships and fighting men. Based on true historical events, this is an epic story about war, adventure, love and betrayal. This is a timeless story about vengeance. This is a tale of heartbreak…


Mata Hari's Last Dance by Michelle Moran

Mata Hari's Last Dance
  • Title : Mata Hari's Last Dance
  • Author : Michelle Moran
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1476716390
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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From the international bestselling author of Rebel Queen and Nefertiti comes a captivating novel about the infamous Mata Hari, exotic dancer, adored courtesan, and, possibly, relentless spy. Paris, 1917. The notorious dancer Mata Hari sits in a cold cell awaiting freedom…or death. Alone and despondent, Mata Hari is as confused as the rest of the world about the charges she’s been arrested on: treason leading to the deaths of thousands of French soldiers. As Mata Hari waits for her fate to be decided, she relays the story of her life to a reporter who is allowed to visit her in prison. Beginning with her carefree childhood, Mata Hari recounts her father’s cruel abandonment of her family as well her calamitous marriage to a military officer. Taken to the island of Java, Mata Hari refuses to be ruled by her abusive husband and instead learns to dance, paving the way to her stardom as Europe’s most infamous dancer. From exotic Indian temples and glamorous Parisian theatres to stark German barracks in war-torn Europe, international bestselling author Michelle Moran who “expertly balances fact and fiction” (Associated Press) brings to vibrant life the famed world of Mata Hari: dancer, courtesan, and possibly, spy.


Queen Hereafter by Susan Fraser King

Queen Hereafter
  • Title : Queen Hereafter
  • Author : Susan Fraser King
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • ISBN Code : 0307452808
  • Pages : 357
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  • Language : English
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Accepting sanctuary from the recently widowed warrior-king of Scotland, shipwrecked Saxon princess Margaret reluctantly accepts his marriage proposal in exchange for help before befriending female bard Eva, whose past loyalties force a painful betrayal. Reprint.


The Dead Shall Not Rest by Tessa Harris

The Dead Shall Not Rest
  • Title : The Dead Shall Not Rest
  • Author : Tessa Harris
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1472118197
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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The 18th-century meets the sharp blade of forensic science... It is not just the living who are prey to London's criminals and cutpurses. Corpses, too, are fair game - dug up from fresh graves and sold to men of science for dissection. Dr. Thomas Silkstone's unscrupulous rival, Dr. John Hunter, has learned of the imminent death of eight-foot-tall Charles Byrne, known as the 'Irish Giant', and is obsessed with obtaining the body for his research. When Dr. Hunter is implicated in the horrific murder of a young castrato, Thomas must determine how far the increasingly erratic surgeon will go in the name of knowledge. For as Thomas knows, the blackest hearts sometimes go undetected until it's too late... Praise for Tessa Harris: 'A densely plotted yarn about a crafty 18th-century poisoner wreaking havoc on the Oxfordshire estate of a noble family . . . we await - indeed, demand - the sequel' New York Times Book Review 'Harris' research is meticulous. The results are a historical CSI with a romance and excellent mystery' Romantic Times 'Populated with real historical characters and admirably researched, Harris's novel features a complex and engrossing plot' Library Journal 'The author will have you flipping the pages at each unexpected turn in the plot. The novel is an absorbing read with a shocking twist at the end' Historical Novel Society 'Well-rounded characters, cleverly concealed evidence, and an assured prose style point to a long run for this historical series' Publishers Weekly Starred Review 'The exceptionally strong historical background in this 1780s London-set novel makes it impossible to put down. With each book, the mysteries have become stronger . . . Silkstone is an admirable character and he captures readers' emotional interest' RT Book Reviews The Dr Thomas Silkstone Mysteries: The Anatomist's Apprentice The Dead Shall Not Rest The Devil's Breath The Lazarus Curse Shadow of the Raven Secrets in the Stones


The Heretic's Apprentice by Ellis Peters

The Heretic's Apprentice
  • Title : The Heretic's Apprentice
  • Author : Ellis Peters
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • ISBN Code : 1497671507
  • Pages : 257
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  • Language : English
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Charges of heresy and murder are complicated by the contents of a mysterious treasure chest In the summer of 1143, William of Lythwood arrives at the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, but it is not a joyous occasion—he’s come back from his pilgrimage in a coffin. William’s body is accompanied by his young attendant Elave, whose mission is to secure a burial place for his master on the abbey grounds, despite William’s having once been reprimanded for heretical views. An already difficult task is complicated when Elave drunkenly expresses his own heretical opinions, and capital charges are filed. When a violent death follows, Sheriff Hugh Beringar taps his friend Brother Cadfael for help. The mystery that unfolds grows deeper thanks to a mysterious and marvelous treasure chest in Elave’s care.


The Heretic by Lewis M. Weinstein

The Heretic
  • Title : The Heretic
  • Author : Lewis M. Weinstein
  • Publisher : WingSpan Press
  • ISBN Code : 1595943242
  • Pages : 390
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  • Language : English
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The Heretic is a novel of daring adventure, tender first love, religious persecution, and political intrigue. It tells the story of a family of secret Jews living in Seville on the eve of the Spanish Inquisition. "Don't start reading The Heretic unless you're prepared to put everything else aside...Powerful, riveting, and inspiring...a must read." - David A. Harris, American Jewish Committee "The Heretic is deeply absorbing, but it also helps Jews and Christians better understand their complex and often painful relationship." - Elie Wiesel "I found The Heretic and absorbing and challenging story." Bishop John J. Snyder, Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Augustine and a member of the U. S. Bishops Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs "A first-rate job of recreating the complex tragedy and drama of Jewish life in fifteenth-century Spain." -Jane S. Gerber, Institute for Sephardic Studies, University of New York "Compelling and emotional...an impassioned cry for tolerance that echoes through the centuries." -Monsignor Thomas J Hartman, Director of Radio and Television for the Diocese of Rockville Center and cohost of The God Squad


The Shadow Queen by Rebecca Dean

The Shadow Queen
  • Title : The Shadow Queen
  • Author : Rebecca Dean
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • ISBN Code : 0307985830
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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King Edward VIII abdicated his throne for her in one of the world’s great love stories – but who was Wallis Simpson? Born into a poor southern family but taken in by rich relatives, Wallis Simpson was raised as a socialite. Between family conflicts and debutante balls, she and her friends dream of their future husbands, and like millions of girls worldwide, dream of Prince Edward, the heir to the British throne who would someday be king. Beloved author Rebecca Dean imagines the early life of Wallis Simpson, her triumphs and heartbreaks, and the making of the twice divorced, nearly destitute woman who captured a king’s heart and changed the course of history. Set against a background of high society, royal circles, and diplomatic intrigue, The Shadow Queen features one of the most fascinating and controversial women of the 20th century. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Queen's Bastard by Robin Maxwell

The Queen's Bastard
  • Title : The Queen's Bastard
  • Author : Robin Maxwell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 068485760X
  • Pages : 448
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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.


The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation
  • Title : The Secret History of the Pink Carnation
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • ISBN Code : 0749010959
  • Pages : 433
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  • Language : English
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Eloise Kelly longs for the romance of years gone by; for a dashing hero like The Scarlet Pimpernel to come and sweep her off her Jimmy Choo-clad feet...but instead she's sloshing around London in the rain and finally realising that romantic heroes are a thing of the past. To distract herself from such thoughts, Eloise concentrates on her History dissertation, and it's while rummaging through a pile of old letters and diaries that she discovers something amazing, something that historians have missed: the secret history of the most elusive spy of all time, The Pink Carnation. But why is the very modern Colin Selwick so determined to interfere with Eloise's research? And why does he have to be quite so charming...?


Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey

Becoming Marie Antoinette
  • Title : Becoming Marie Antoinette
  • Author : Juliet Grey
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • ISBN Code : 0345523865
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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Imagines the early life of the doomed eighteenth-century queen, who at a young age learns from her mother, the ambitious Empress of Austria, that she must leave her coddled life in the Austrian court to marry the dauphin of France.


Twelfth Transforming by Pauline Gedge

Twelfth Transforming
  • Title : Twelfth Transforming
  • Author : Pauline Gedge
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN Code : 0912777311
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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In The Twelfth Transforming, bestselling author Pauline Gedge returns to ancient Egypt to reveal the mysterious reign of Akhenaten, the impetuous pharaoh who threatened to ruin his country. The dramatic story of Akhenaten's disastrous ruling is also the tale of Empress Tiye, a mother struggling to save her land from the catastrophe of her son's choices. Gedge's vivid descriptions of imperial court life among the lushness of the Nile and the desiccation of the desert lands will enthrall readers seeking an evocative tale of power, dynasty, family and curses, all set in the enchanting world of ancient Egypt.


The Puritans and Queen Elizabeth by Samuel Hopkins

The Puritans and Queen Elizabeth
  • Title : The Puritans and Queen Elizabeth
  • Author : Samuel Hopkins
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The life of Jeanne d'Albret, queen of Navarre by Martha Walker Freer

The life of Jeanne d'Albret, queen of Navarre
  • Title : The life of Jeanne d'Albret, queen of Navarre
  • Author : Martha Walker Freer
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The Pirate Queen by Susan Ronald

The Pirate Queen
  • Title : The Pirate Queen
  • Author : Susan Ronald
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0061749451
  • Pages : 512
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  • Language : English
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Dubbed the "pirate queen" by the Vatican and Spain's Philip II, Elizabeth I was feared and admired by her enemies. Extravagant, whimsical, and hot-tempered, Elizabeth was the epitome of power. Her visionary accomplishments were made possible by her daring merchants, gifted rapscallion adventurers, astronomer philosophers, and her stalwart Privy Council, including Sir William Cecil, Sir Francis Walsingham, and Sir Nicholas Bacon. All these men contributed their vast genius, power, greed, and expertise to the advancement of England. In The Pirate Queen, historian Susan Ronald offers a fresh look at Elizabeth I, focusing on her uncanny instinct for financial survival and the superior intellect that propelled and sustained her rise. The foundation of Elizabeth's empire was built on a carefully choreographed strategy whereby piracy transformed England from an impoverished state on the fringes of Europe into the first building block of an empire that covered two-fifths of the world. Based on a wealth of historical sources and thousands of personal letters between Elizabeth and her merchant adventurers, advisers, and royal "cousins," The Pirate Queen tells the thrilling story of Elizabeth and the swashbuckling mariners who terrorized the seas, planted the seedlings of an empire, and amassed great wealth for themselves and the Crown.


The Life of Marguerite D'Angoulême, Queen of Navarre, Duchesse D'Alençon and de Berry, Sister of Francis I, King of France by Martha Walker Freer

The Life of Marguerite D'Angoulême, Queen of Navarre, Duchesse D'Alençon and de Berry, Sister of Francis I, King of France
  • Title : The Life of Marguerite D'Angoulême, Queen of Navarre, Duchesse D'Alençon and de Berry, Sister of Francis I, King of France
  • Author : Martha Walker Freer
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The Life of Marguerite D'Angoulême,Queen of Navarre, Duchesse D'Alençon and de Berry ... by Martha Walker Freer (afterwards Mrs. John Robinson)

The Life of Marguerite D'Angoulême,Queen of Navarre, Duchesse D'Alençon and de Berry ...
  • Title : The Life of Marguerite D'Angoulême,Queen of Navarre, Duchesse D'Alençon and de Berry ...
  • Author : Martha Walker Freer (afterwards Mrs. John Robinson)
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Mary Queen of Scots and Her Accusers Embracing a Narrative of Events from the Death of James V. in 1542 Until the Death of the Regent Murray in 1570 by John Hosack

Mary Queen of Scots and Her Accusers Embracing a Narrative of Events from the Death of James V. in 1542 Until the Death of the Regent Murray in 1570
  • Title : Mary Queen of Scots and Her Accusers Embracing a Narrative of Events from the Death of James V. in 1542 Until the Death of the Regent Murray in 1570
  • Author : John Hosack
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  • Pages : 579
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  • Language : English
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The Queen, Or the Pope? The Question Considered in Its Political, Legal, and Religious Aspects, in a Letter to S. H. Walpole. ... Sixth Edition, with a Note Concerning Ireland by Samuel Warren

The Queen, Or the Pope? The Question Considered in Its Political, Legal, and Religious Aspects, in a Letter to S. H. Walpole. ... Sixth Edition, with a Note Concerning Ireland
  • Title : The Queen, Or the Pope? The Question Considered in Its Political, Legal, and Religious Aspects, in a Letter to S. H. Walpole. ... Sixth Edition, with a Note Concerning Ireland
  • Author : Samuel Warren
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Mary Queen of Scots and Her Accusers by John Hosack

Mary Queen of Scots and Her Accusers
  • Title : Mary Queen of Scots and Her Accusers
  • Author : John Hosack
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Mary Queen of Scotts and Her Accusers by John Hosack

Mary Queen of Scotts and Her Accusers
  • Title : Mary Queen of Scotts and Her Accusers
  • Author : John Hosack
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  • Pages : 642
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Practising Reform in Montaigne's Essais by Dorothea B. Heitsch

Practising Reform in Montaigne's Essais
  • Title : Practising Reform in Montaigne's Essais
  • Author : Dorothea B. Heitsch
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9789004116306
  • Pages : 204
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  • Language : English
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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.