The Battle of the Queens

The Battle of the Queens : (Plantagenet Saga)

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The first half of the thirteenth century is dominated by two women, as proud and ambitious as they were beautiful, yet different in all other qualities.

Isabella, flamboyant and passionate, a medieval Helen of Troy - wife to King John and mother to Henry III...

Blanche of Castile, serene and virtuous Queen of France, wife of Louis VIII and mother of Louis IX...

The two women hated each other on sight. Isabella would stop at nothing, not even murder, in her passion to destroy the French Queen...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 330g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 009951026X
  • 9780099510260
  • 158,150

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Jean Plaidy's books are a celebration of women's spirit throughout history
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Jean Plaidy's books are a celebration of women's spirit throughout history * Daily Express * Jean Plaidy conveys the texture of various patches of the past with such rich complexity * Guardian * Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting * Observer * Outstanding * Vanity Fair * Jean Plaidy doesn't just write the history, she makes it come alive -- Julia Moffat, RNA
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About Jean Plaidy

Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.
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