#190 ~ The Virgin’s Daughters

The Virgin’s Daughters: In the Court of Elizabeth I by Jeane Westin The trouble with being a Tudor monarch was the constant concern over keeping your crown.  Elizabeth I, probably moreso than any other Tudor since Henry VII, felt the weight of this burden.  If she married, her husband would have dominion over her and, […]

What I Need Right Now…

Is a good Tudor novel! Yes, I’m still in a bit of the duldrums when it comes to bloggin and reading lately.  Work has continued to be intense and busy.  Thankfully, the family and I leave for Michigan Saturday morning and I’m off on Friday.  Relief, sweet relief, is just a few short days away. […]

#43 ~ The Virgin’s Lover

The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory Your Attention, Please! Until Gregory’s novel about Mary, Queen of Scots (entitled The Other Queen) is published next year, I can now officially say that I have read every book in her Tudor series! YES!!!! I read my first in March and, as of October 24, I read the […]

Philippa Gregory in Chronological Order

Update 9/20/2015: Since my last update, I’ve read The White Princess and The King’s Curse. I’ve added both of those novels into the timeline at the bottom of this post. The King’s Curse was particularly tricky as it covers the course of Margaret Pole’s life and Henry VIII’s entire reign. I added it before The Constant Princess, but I […]

#28 ~ The Queen’s Fool

The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory The magnificent and deeply satisfying way in which Innocent Traitor ended made it too tempting to continue on with the saga of the Tudor monarchy. Reading Veronica only intensified that temptation. I was not disappointed. The Queen’s Fool is the story of a young Jewish girl who took flight […]

#26 ~ Innocent Traitor

With this book I have reached the summit! Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir As I have made my way through the wives of Henry the 8th, this book seemed the next logical choice. This book deals with the rise and fall of Lady Jane Grey, the woman who rules England as Queen for nine short […]