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The Book The Lost Tudor Princess
The Author Alison Weir
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2015-10-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 576
ISBN 9781473523814
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: ‘Alison Weir's sound scholarship and storyteller's gift for rich, telling detail constantly engages and enthrals the reader’ The Times The captivating life of Margaret Douglas - a life of scandal, political intrigue and royal romance that spanned five Tudor reigns. Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Some thought Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, should be queen of England. She ranked high at the court of her uncle, Henry VIII, and was lady of honour to five of his wives. Beautiful and tempestuous, she created scandal - twice - by falling in love with unsuitable men. Throughout her life her dynastic ties to two crowns proved hazardous. A born political intriguer, she was imprisoned in the Tower of London three times, once under sentence of death. Her husband and son were brutally murdered, she warred with two queens, and proved instrumental in securing the Stuart succession to the throne of England for her grandson. Alison Weir brings Margaret Douglas's captivating character out of the shadows for the first time.


The Book De rozenkoningin
The Author Philippa Gregory
The Publisher Boekerij
Release Date2011-10-07
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789460929830
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Engeland, 1453. Geholpen en opgehitst door de rauwe ambitie en de heksenkunsten van haar moeder Jacquetta, slaagt de jonge weduwe Elizabeth erin koning Edward IV te verleiden. Ze trouwt in het geheim met hem, waardoor ze lid wordt van de familie van de Witte Roos, het Huis van York. Er zijn echter nog andere troonpretendenten, die geen middel schuwen om hun doel te bereiken: macht. Gewelddadige confrontaties, schokkend verraad en meedogenloze moord tekenen Elizabeths leven, in haar rol van koningin van Engeland, gepassioneerde echtgenote van Edward en toegewijde moeder van hun kinderen.In De rozenkoningin schetst Philippa Gregory op onnavolgbare wijze het leven van een vrouw die het dankzij haar schoonheid tot koningin brengt, en die als een leeuwin vecht voor het lot van haar gezin. Dankzij Gregory s gedetailleerde achtergrondkennis en haar briljante vertelkunst is De rozenkoningin wederom historische fictie op zijn best!


The Book De zusjes Boleyn
The Author Philippa Gregory
The Publisher Boekerij
Release Date2011-10-07
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789460929823
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Het hart van de veertienjarige Mary Boleyn slaat op hol als ze Hendrik VIII voor het eerst ontmoet. Maar al gauw blijkt dat Mary slechts een pion is in de spijkerharde ambities van haar ouders. Als Hendriks aandacht verslapt, wordt de jonge hofdame geacht haar kennis door te geven aan haar zusje en rivale Anne. En met succes, want Anne wordt onweerstaanbaar voor Hendrik. Mary moet met lede ogen toezien hoe haar meedogenloze zus alles in het werk stelt om de nieuwe echtgenote van de koning te worden. Maar één man aan het hof heeft de moed om Hendriks macht te trotseren en Mary vrijheid en geluk te bieden. De film The Other Boleyn Girl, met in de hoofdrollen Natalie Portman (Anne), Scarlett Johansson (Mary) en Eric Bana (Hendrik VIII), zal in het voorjaar van 2008 in de bioscopen te zien zijn.


The Book Red ons Maria Montanelli
The Author Herman Koch
The Publisher Ambo|Anthos
Release Date2011-03-10
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789041415790
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Het zogenaamd moderne en liberale Montanelli-lyceum, waar kinderen 'ontzettend creatief' moeten zijn en leraren het veel te goed bedoelen staat centraal in deze angstaanjagend herkenbare roman. Wanneer een zwakbegaafde jongen voor de ogen van de verteller verdrinkt wordt hij van school verwijderd. Zijn hierop volgende aanklacht tegen een omgeving waarin geld de maatstaf van alle dingen is geworden is tragisch, omdat hij ondanks zijn kritiek toch duidelijk een product blijft van het door hem zo gehate milieu.


The Book Six Tudor Queens Katherine of Aragon The True Queen
The Author Alison Weir
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2016-05-05
Genre Fiction
Pages 480
ISBN 9781472227492
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: *A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller* Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by bestselling historian Alison Weir, author of The Lost Tudor Princess, is the first in a spellbinding six novel series about Henry VIII's Queens. Alison takes you on an engrossing journey at Katherine's side and shows her extraordinary strength of character and intelligence. Ideal for fans of Philippa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick. 'Shatters the many myths about Henry VIII's long-suffering first wife' Tracy Borman 'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' Guardian A Spanish princess. Raised to be modest, obedient and devout. Destined to be an English Queen. Six weeks from home across treacherous seas, everything is different: the language, the food, the weather. And for her there is no comfort in any of it. At sixteen-years-old, Catalina is alone among strangers. She misses her mother. She mourns her lost brother. She cannot trust even those assigned to her protection. KATHERINE OF ARAGON. The first of Henry's Queens. Her story. History tells us how she died. This captivating novel shows us how she lived. SIX TUDOR QUEENS. SIX NOVELS. SIX YEARS. Praise for Alison Weir and Katherine of Aragon: 'A tender understanding of and genuine sympathy for this proud, much-loved and honourable Queen. . . I was gripped [from] start to finish' Mavis Cheek 'Well-researched and engrossing' Good Housekeeping 'Yet again, Alison Weir has managed to intertwine profound historical knowledge with huge emotional intelligence, to compose a work that throws light on an endlessly fascinating historical figure. Yet her real gift in all of this is making it feel so fresh and alive' Earl Spencer 'This exquisite book charts the rise and fall of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine. . . A fascinating insight into this period of our history. Weir's undeniable strength is her immaculate description, enabling the reader to be transported back to Tudor England' Sun 'Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen is a true tour de force. Finely crafted, this novel is wonderful historical fiction and an outstanding introduction to the Six Tudor Queens series' Queen Anne Boleyn Blog 'Known for bestselling historical biographies, Alison Weir is in command of her detail . . . her handling of Katherine's misery and dignified response to her predicament is very touching' Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail


The Book Elizabeth of York
The Author Alison Weir
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2013-11-07
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 576
ISBN 9781448191383
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: ‘Weir perfectly combines the dramatic colour and timing of an historical novelist with the truth to fact of a scrupulous historian’ The Times Britain’s foremost female historian reveals the true story of this key figure in the Wars of the Roses and the Tudor dynasty who began life a princess, spent her youth as a bastard fugitive, but who finally married the first Tudor king and was the mother of Henry VIII. Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. Heiress to the royal House of York, she schemed to marry Richard III, the man who had deposed and probably killed her brothers, and it is possible that she then conspired to put Henry Tudor on the throne. Yet after marriage to Henry VII, which united the royal houses of Lancaster and York, a picture emerges of a model consort - mild, pious, generous and fruitful. It has been said that Elizabeth was distrusted by Henry VII and her formidable mother-in-law, Margaret Beaufort, but contemporary evidence shows that Elizabeth was, in fact, influential. Alison Weir builds an intriguing portrait of this beloved queen, placing her in the context of the magnificent, ceremonious, often brutal, world she inhabited, and revealing the woman behind the myth.


The Book De Onschuld
The Author Abraham Vereul
The Publisher
Release Date1804
Genre
Pages 96
ISBN KBNL:UBU000040149
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Six Tudor Queens
The Author Alison Weir
The Publisher Headline Review
Release Date2017-01-26
Genre Fiction
Pages 624
ISBN 1472227514
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: *A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller* Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by bestselling historian Alison Weir, author of The Lost Tudor Princess, is the first in a spellbinding six novel series about Henry VIII's Queens. Alison takes you on an engrossing journey at Katherine's side and shows her extraordinary strength of character and intelligence. Ideal for fans of Philippa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick. 'Shatters the many myths about Henry VIII's long-suffering first wife' Tracy Borman 'Weir is excellent on the little details that bring a world to life' Guardian A Spanish princess. Raised to be modest, obedient and devout. Destined to be an English Queen. Six weeks from home across treacherous seas, everything is different: the language, the food, the weather. And for her there is no comfort in any of it. At sixteen-years-old, Catalina is alone among strangers. She misses her mother. She mourns her lost brother. She cannot trust even those assigned to her protection. KATHERINE OF ARAGON. The first of Henry's Queens. Her story. History tells us how she died. This captivating novel shows us how she lived. SIX TUDOR QUEENS. SIX NOVELS. SIX YEARS. Praise for Alison Weir and Katherine of Aragon: 'A tender understanding of and genuine sympathy for this proud, much-loved and honourable Queen. . . I was gripped [from] start to finish' Mavis Cheek 'Well-researched and engrossing' Good Housekeeping 'Yet again, Alison Weir has managed to intertwine profound historical knowledge with huge emotional intelligence, to compose a work that throws light on an endlessly fascinating historical figure. Yet her real gift in all of this is making it feel so fresh and alive' Earl Spencer 'This exquisite book charts the rise and fall of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine. . . A fascinating insight into this period of our history. Weir's undeniable strength is her immaculate description, enabling the reader to be transported back to Tudor England' Sun 'Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen is a true tour de force. Finely crafted, this novel is wonderful historical fiction and an outstanding introduction to the Six Tudor Queens series' Queen Anne Boleyn Blog 'Known for bestselling historical biographies, Alison Weir is in command of her detail . . . her handling of Katherine's misery and dignified response to her predicament is very touching' Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail


The Book Het drievoudig verbond
The Author Conn Iggulden
The Publisher Luitingh Sijthoff
Release Date2015-03-02
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789024566860
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: De twee machtigste families van Engeland staan lijnrecht tegenover elkaar 1454: koning Henry VI leeft in ballingschap op kasteel Windsor en hij is al meer dan een jaar geveld door ziekte. Richard, de hertog van York, maakt misbruik van de situatie en probeert zijn invloed in het koninkrijk te vergroten. Met de graven van Salisbury en Warwick vormt hij een formidabele drie-eenheid. Samen strijden ze tegen eenieder die het waagt op te komen voor koning Henry en zijn vrouw, koningin Marguerite van Anjou. Als de koning echter onverwacht beter wordt en zijn troon opeist, barst er een machtsstrijd los. Deze strijd, tussen de huizen Lancaster en York, leidt onvermijdelijk tot een oorlog die Engeland zal verscheuren... Conn Iggulden is een van de succesvolste schrijvers van historische fictie. De Rozenoorlogen, de oorlog tussen de huizen York en Lancaster, vormden eveneens de inspiratie voor de serie Game of Thrones. Iggulden woont in Hertfordshire met zijn vrouw en kinderen. ‘Meesterlijk geplot en verteld.’ The Times Het drievoudig verbond is het tweede deel van de fenomenale serie De Rozenoorlogen, waarin twee families Engeland in een gruwelijke burgeroorlog doen belanden die dertig jaar zal duren. Een sensationele, niet te missen serie voor de liefhebbers van Game of Thrones en opwindende, historische verhalen.


The Book Lives of the Tudor Princesses
The Author Agnes Strickland
The Publisher London : Longmans, Green, and Company
Release Date1868
Genre Great Britain
Pages 392
ISBN BSB:BSB10071024
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Maagdelijk blauw
The Author Tracy Chevalier
The Publisher
Release Date2005
Genre
Pages 350
ISBN 9041761810
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Als een Amerikaanse vrouw in een klein Frans stadje door vreemde nachtmerries geplaagd wordt, gaat ze op zoek naar de geschiedenis van haar Franse voorouders.


The Book Richard III and the Princes in the Tower
The Author Alison Weir
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2014-08-07
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 320
ISBN 9781473520738
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Includes a new foreword by the author The story of the death, in sinister circumstances, of the boy-king Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, is one of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. It is a tale with profound moral and social consequences, rich in drama, intrigue, treason, scandal and violence. In this gripping book Alison Weir re-examines all the evidence - including that against the Princes' uncle, Richard III, whose body was recently discovered beneath a Leicester car park. She brilliantly reconstructs the whole chain of events leading to their murder and reveals how, why and by whose order they died. Previously published as The Princes in the Tower


The Book Elizabeth The Queen
The Author Alison Weir
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2011-02-28
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 544
ISBN 9781446449004
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In her highly praised The Six Wives of Henry VIII and its sequel, Children of England, Alison Weir examined the private lives of the early Tudor kings and queens, and chronicled the childhood and youth of one of England's most successful monarchs, Elizabeth I. This book begins as the young Elizabeth ascends the throne in the wake of her sister Mary's disastrous reign. Elizabeth is portrayed as both a woman and a queen, an extraordinary phenomenon in a patriarchal age. Alison Weir writes of Elizabeth's intriguing, long-standing affair with Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, of her dealings - sometimes comical, sometimes poignant - with her many suitors, of her rivalry with Mary, Queen of Scots, and of her bizarre relationship with the Earl of Essex, thirty years her junior. Rich in detail, vivid and colourful, this book comes as close as we shall ever get to knowing what Elizabeth I was like as a person.


The Book Het pannenkoekenboek druk 13
The Author Eric Carle
The Publisher
Release Date2009-06
Genre Pancakes, waffles, etc
Pages 30
ISBN 9025739008
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Floris ontdekt wat er allemaal nodig is voor een pannenkoek en hoe deze wordt gebakken. Prentenboek met kleurige illustraties in collagetechniek. Vanaf ca. 4 jaar.


The Book Henry VIII
The Author Alison Weir
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2011-04-18
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 656
ISBN 9781446449233
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 'This magnificent biography of Henry VIII is set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most spectacular court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. An entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence, but a comprehensive analytical study of the development of both monarch and court during a crucial period in English history. As well as challenging some recent theories, it offers controversial new conclusions based on contemporary evidence that has until now been overlooked. This is a triumph of historical writing which will appeal equally to the general reader and the serious historian.


The Book Three Sisters Three Queens
The Author Philippa Gregory
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2017-02-21
Genre Fiction
Pages 592
ISBN 9781476758749
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Includes a reading group guide with discussion questions, an interview with the author, and book club enhancement suggestions.


The Book The Marriage Game
The Author Alison Weir
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2014-06-26
Genre Fiction
Pages 432
ISBN 9781448184217
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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...


The Book Elizabeth The Queen and The Lady Elizabeth
The Author Alison Weir
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2011-03-25
Genre History
Pages 50
ISBN 9781446466353
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A special bundle of one fiction and one non-fiction title from betselling historian Alison Weir, both centred around Elizabeth I: The Lady Elizabeth: England, 1536. Home to the greatest, most glittering court in English history. But beneath the dazzling façade lies treachery... Elizabeth Tudor is daughter to Henry VIII, the most powerful king England has ever known. She is destined to ascend the throne, and deferred to as the King`s heiress, but that all changes when her mother Anne Boleyn - Henry`s great passion and folly - is executed for treason. A pawn in the savage game of Tudor power politics, she is disinherited, declared a bastard, and left with only her quick wits to rely on for her very existence. But Elizabeth is determined to survive, to foil those who want to destroy her, or who are determined to use her as a puppet for their own lethal ambition, and to reclaim her birthright... Elizabeth, the Queen: This book begins as the young Elizabeth ascends the throne in the wake of her sister Mary's disastrous reign. Elizabeth is portrayed as both a woman and a queen, an extraordinary phenomenon in a patriarchal age. Alison Weir writes of Elizabeth's intriguing, long-standing affair with Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, of her dealings - sometimes comical, sometimes poignant - with her many suitors, of her rivalry with Mary, Queen of Scots, and of her bizarre relationship with the Earl of Essex, thirty years her junior. Rich in detail, vivid and colourful, this book comes as close as we shall ever get to knowing what Elizabeth I was like as a person.


The Book De romanovs
The Author Simon Montefiore
The Publisher Nieuw Amsterdam
Release Date2016-07-05
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9789046820704
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: De bejubelde auteur van Stalins jeugdjaren en andere meeslepende biografieën heeft met De Romanovs een toegankelijke, levendige en zeer onthullende geschiedenis geschreven over de uitzonderlijke mannen en vrouwen die Rusland drie eeuwen regeerden. In dit fascinerende werk wendt Simon Sebag Montefiore zijn talent voor geschiedschrijving aan om het verhaal te vertellen van de grootste en meest complexe keizers en keizerinnen van de Romanov- dynastie (1613-1918), over hoe hun hof functio neerde, en over het evenwicht tussen persoonlijkheid en macht bij elke tsaar. Gebruikmakend van archiefmateriaal dat na de val van de USSR beschikbaar kwam, slaagt Montefiore erin de werkelijke wereld tot leven te brengen van legendarische persoonlijkheden als Catharina de Grote en Nicolaas II, en laat hij de lezer kennismaken met een aantal minder bekende, maar alleen al om hun seksuele uitspattingen en andere scandaleuze of decadente wederwaardigheden des te meer tot de verbeelding sprekende leden van deze eminente familie. Een lijvig boek over lusten en onlusten, intriges, samenzweringen, fascinerende karakters, politiek en macht. Een boek dat de diepere wortels van het huidige Rusland genadeloos blootlegt en dat van de eerste tot de laatste bladzij zowel duizelingwekkend informatief als extreem onderhoudend is.


The Book 1666
The Author Rebecca Rideal
The Publisher Spectrum
Release Date2016-09-28
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9789000349494
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Pest, hellevuur en de Engels-Nederlandse oorlogen Londen is in de jaren 1660 een bruisende stad vol theaters, speelhuizen en bedrijvigheid, maar in 1666 slaat het noodlot toe: de ontploffing van het schip The London, de uitbraak van de ergste pestepidemie sinds 1603 (die waarschijnlijk via Amsterdamse of Antwerpse boten de stad is binnengekomen), de vernederende nederlaag in de Tweede Engels-Nederlandse Oorlog en de allesverwoestende uitbraak van de Grote Brand van Londen. 350 jaar na dato verbindt Rebecca Rideal de gebeurtenissen op meesterlijke wijze en beschrijft de spannende geschiedenis van een stad die tegenslag na tegenslag te verduren krijgt, maar niet ten onder gaat. Verre van dat. Rideal laat zien hoe alle rampspoed de voedingsbodem werd voor creatieve, wetenschappelijke en politieke ontwikkelingen die Groot-Brittannië tot een wereldmacht zouden maken. Aan de hand van minder bekende primaire bronnen vertelt Rebecca Rideal het verhaal van alle Londenaren, van koning tot bedelaar en van geestelijke tot wetenschapper, en hun oorlogen met de Nederlanden. Zo komt het verhaal tot leven en schept ze een levensecht beeld van Londen in 1666. Rebecca Rideal is televisiemaker en historica, gespecialiseerd in de 17e eeuw en Londen. Zij won drie Emmy awards met het programma David Attenborough’s First Life. Ook is zij de oprichter van het populaire online geschiedenismagazine The History Vault.