If you like The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

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The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The daughters of a ruthlessly ambitious family, Mary and Anne Boleyn are sent to the court of Henry VIII to attract the attention of the king, who first takes Mary as his mistress and then Anne as his wife. (catalog summary)

If you like The Other Boleyn Girl and historical fiction about royalty that explores the details of court life, you may enjoy these selections.

The Boleyn King: A Novel by Laura Andersen
The Boleyn King: A Novel
by Laura Andersen

Just seventeen years old, Henry IX, known as William, is a king bound by the restraints of the regency yet anxious to prove himself. With the French threatening battle and the Catholics sowing the seeds of rebellion at home, William trusts only three people: his older sister Elizabeth; his best friend and loyal counselor, Dominic; and Minuette, a young orphan raised as a royal ward by William's mother, Anne Boleyn. Against a tide of secrets, betrayal, and murder, William finds himself fighting for the very soul of his kingdom. Then, when he and Dominic both fall in love with Minuette, romantic obsession looms over a new generation of Tudors. One among them will pay the price for a king's desire, as a shocking twist of fate changes England's fortunes forever. (catalog summary)

 



Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir



Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir

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 century. (catalog summary)



 



The Irish Princess by Karen Harper

The Irish Princess by Karen Harper

Raised in a family at the center of the struggle for Irish home rule, young Irish noblewoman Elizabeth Fitzgerald, known as "Gera", flees to England as most of her relatives are imprisoned or executed. Entering court politics first as a lady-in-waiting to Henry's doomed fifth queen and later wife to highly placed courtier Sir Anthony Browne, her desire for revenge and the reinstatement of her family is balanced by respect for the disinherited princesses Mary and Elizabeth, care for her husband's position, and her secret attraction to seagoing nobleman Edward Clinton. (catalog summary)

 



The Ivy Crown by Mary M. Luke



The Ivy Crown by Mary M. Luke

The biography of the remarkable woman who was Henry VIII's last wife and outlived him. (catalog summary)




 



The King's Rose by Alisa M. Libby


The King's Rose by Alisa M. Libby

Catharine Howard recounts the events in her life that led to her being groomed for marriage at the age of fifteen to King Henry VIII, her failure to produce an heir to the throne, and her quick execution. (catalog summary)



 



The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson


The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson

Presents a fictional portrait of the sixth wife of Henry VIII, Catherine Parr, following this alluring and resourceful woman from the intrigues and perils of Henry's court to her rivalry with Princess Elizabeth for the affections of Thomas Seymour. (catalog summary)




 



The Queen's Lover by Vanora Bennett


The Queen's Lover
 by Vanora Bennett

Catherine de Valois, the widow of Henry V, finds both strength and kinship with her childhood friend, Owain Tudor. When their friendship turns to a love she risks her life, her son's life, and the uneasy balance of power in England and France. (catalog summary)



 



Secrets of the Tudor Court: The Pleasure Palace by Kate Emerson


Secrets of the Tudor Court: The Pleasure Palace by Kate Emerson

Jane Popyncourt, a real-life member of the royal court of Henry VIII, exposes the darkest corners of Tudor England in this captivating novel. (catalog summary)