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  • Published: 15 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446428047
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

Epitaph for Three Women

(Plantagenet Saga)




The lives of three women who transformed history are brought vividly to life in this unforgettable novel

On the death of Henry the fifth, a nine-month-old baby is made King of England. Ambitious men surround the baby king, including his two uncles, the Dukes of Bedford and Gloucester. Shrewd and clever, Bedford seeks to uphold all his late brother had won and preserve it for young Henry the sixth. Gloucester, a man of poor judgment, greedy for wealth and power, has other ideas.

In Lancastrian England and war-torn France, there are three women whose lives are to have a marked effect on the future. Katherine de Valois, haunted by an unhappy childhood, finds love in an unexpected quarter and founds the Tudor dynasty; Joan of Arc leaves her village pastures on the command of heavenly voices; and Eleanor of Gloucester is drawn into a murder plot and becomes the centre of a cause célèbre. Murder, greed and ambition flourish alongside sacrifice, dedication and courage. These are turbulent times as the defeated become the victorious...

  • Pub date: 15 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446428047
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the Author

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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Praise for Epitaph for Three Women

“Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama”

New York Times

“These books are page-turners; they offer a wonderful way to learn about history, their heroines are smart, strong and in control of their destinies and their stories will remain with you for ever...They are a celebration of women's spirit throughout history”

Daily Express

“Far and away my favourite writer”

Wendy Holden

“One of our best historical novelists”

News Chronicle


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