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Rivals of the Tudor Court D.L. Bogdan

Rivals of the Tudor Court

D.L. Bogdan

Published November 1st 2011
ISBN : 9781847562586
384 pages
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As Queen Catherines 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 honor. . .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: Norfolks quest to weave the Howard name into the royal bloodline. The womens loyalties are tested as his schemes unfold—among them the litigious marriage of his niece, Anne Boleyn, to King Henry the 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 executioners axe...Praise for Secrets of the Tudor CourtA beautifully written story with wonderful attention to detail. I loved the book. —Diane Haeger, author of The Queens MistakeThrobs with intensity as it lays bare the secret delights of Tudor court life and the sudden, lethal terrors. A tale of innocence and ruthless ambition locked in a love-hate embrace. —Barbara Kyle, author of The Kings Daughter