Rivals in the Tudor Court

by Darcey Bonnette | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1847562582 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Cfreckle of Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on 12/9/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by Cfreckle from Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, December 09, 2016
Thomas Howard founded a dynasty and staked his place in history through a self-serving ruthlessness that allowed no rival to stand in his way.

But the true rivals of the Tudor court were those who stood alongside him: his wife and his mistress, who would battle to the end for him…

As Queen Catherine’s maid, and daughter of the Duke of Buckingham, the future seems bright for Elizabeth Stafford. But when her father gives her hand to Thomas Howard, third Duke of Norfolk, the spirited young woman must sacrifice all for duty. Yet Elizabeth is surprised by her passion for her powerful new husband. And when he takes on a mistress, she is determined to fight for her love and her honour…

Naïve and vulnerable, Bess Holland is easily charmed by the Duke of Norfolk, doing his bidding in exchange for gifts and adoration. For years, she and Elizabeth compete for his affections. But they are mere spectators to an obsession neither can rival: Norfolk’s quest to weave the Howard name into the royal bloodline.

The women’s loyalties are tested as his schemes unfold – among them the litigious marriage of his niece Anne Boleyn to King Henry VIII. But in an age of ruthless beheadings, no self-serving motive goes unpunished – and Elizabeth and Bess will have to fight a force more sinister than the executioner’s axe…

Journal Entry 2 by Cfreckle at Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, December 09, 2016
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Journal Entry 3 by Cfreckle at Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, December 09, 2016

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Journal Entry 4 by Andrea99 at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, December 25, 2016
Received as a Secret Santa book - thank you so much!!!

Journal Entry 5 by Andrea99 at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Friday, June 30, 2017
This tells the story of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, uncle to Anne and Mary Boleyn ....... who saw his father and brother beheaded at the Tower of London. He then marries his first wife and starts his family while his ambition entwines his life with that of King Henry 8th while still married to Catherine of Aragon. While that marriage disintegrates, his own marriage falters as his children die young, and - mirroring King Henry's dalliances - takes his own mistress Bess. As Thomas's ambition grows, his relationship with his wife worsens to the point she is sent away to another manor, while Bess attains all the fancy gowns and jewels but is denied the family of her own she desires most. Until she "accidentally" gets pregnant which sees the start of Thomas's faltering in King Henry's favour........ ultimating resulting in his own downfall. Although rescued to an extent by Queen Mary's ascendance to the throne, his home life will never be the same....... quite a story!

Journal Entry 6 by Andrea99 at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Monday, July 17, 2017

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Journal Entry 7 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Friday, August 25, 2017
Thank you for the lovely book. The back cover says it is perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory and The Tudors, and since I am a fan of both, this seems like the perfect pick for me.

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Updated September 8, 2018

An engaging read with strong characters.

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Journal Entry 10 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, December 22, 2018
A familiar story told from a different perspective. Gripping stuff.

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Arrived whilst I was away in Scotland thank you very much

Journal Entry 13 by wingAbi-Gibbywing at Millbrook, Cornwall United Kingdom on Saturday, February 02, 2019
A very well written book about a familiar period in British history but from a different prespective

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