The Queen From Provence

The Queen From Provence : (Plantagenet Saga)

3.87 (576 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?


Marguerite, eldest daughter of the Count of Provence, had married a king of France - and now her sister Eleanor is determined to make just as grand a match.

Good fortune and wily cunning bring her Henry of England. A good and generous husband but a weak king, he rules a nation that still remembers his cruel and foolish father, King John. As Henry showers gifts on his new bride his extravagance forces him to levy ever greater taxation on the land, and the spectre of revolt soon looms against him. For Simon de Montfort, the adventurer who will give England its first true parliament, the house of destiny is at hand.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 277g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099510278
  • 9780099510277
  • 236,123

Review Text

Jean Plaidy's books are a celebration of women's spirit throughout history
show more

Review quote

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 * Ful-blooded, dramatic, exciting * Observer * Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama * New York Times * It's hard to better Jean Plaidy ... both elegant and exciting as she steers a stylish path through the feuding Plantaganets * Daily Mirror *
show more

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.
show more

Rating details

576 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 28% (160)
4 39% (225)
3 28% (159)
2 4% (24)
1 1% (8)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X