Passage to Pontefract

Passage to Pontefract : (Plantagenet Saga)

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Richard of Bordeaux, young heir to the throne after Edward the Third, is surrounded by ambitious uncles who believe it would be better for the country if they could take the crown. While Richard shows himself capable of reckless bravery in defeating the Peasants' Revolt, his extravagance soon brings him into conflict with his people. Before long the king's most powerful opponents confront Richard and threaten to depose him.

Here is a vivid picture of Richard's court, his devotion to his favourite Robert de Vere, his love for two Queens, clever Anne and the little Isabella, and of his headlong journey towards disaster. He is determined to take his revenge on the five lords who have humiliated him, but while he succeeds with four of them, the fifth proves to be far more of a challenge. Henry of Bolingbroke, son of John of Gaunt, is clever, subtle and absolutely set on achieving what his father had failed to ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 31mm | 341g
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099533073
  • 9780099533078
  • 248,431

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It is hard to better Jean Plaidy when she's in form... both elegant and exciting as she steers a stylish path through the feuding Plantagenets
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It is hard to better Jean Plaidy when she's in form... both elegant and exciting as she steers a stylish path through the feuding Plantagenets * Daily Mirror *
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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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