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9 Novels of Scandal and Intrigue in Britain’s Tudor Court

Emma Volk is a summer intern at Touchstone, a imprint of Simon & Schuster. She studies English at Columbia University and is the Design Editor for the Columbia Daily Spectator. While classics like THE GREAT GATSBY and THE HOUSE OF MIRTH will always hold a special place in her heart and on her shelf, she also enjoys a range of modern and literary fiction.

Intrigue, scandal, and powerful women. Nobody does courtly drama quite like Philippa Gregory. From the dynastic Wars of the Roses to the rise and dramatic fall of the House of Tudor, Philippa brings fresh passion and depth to Britain’s most storied eras by uncovering the powerful tales of history’s forgotten women.


The Other Boleyn Girl
by Philippa Gregory
Perhaps Philippa Gregory’s most widely known work, this riveting historical drama brings to light a woman of extraordinary determination who lived at the heart of the exciting and glamorous Tudor Court.
The Other Boleyn Girl
Philippa Gregory

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The Boleyn Inheritance
by Philippa Gregory

Three women find wealth, admiration, and power in the court of Henry VIII, but at what cost? Amidst treachery, courtly drama, and the constant threat of the axe, they share one fate.

The Boleyn Inheritance
Philippa Gregory

Three women find wealth, admiration, and power in the court of Henry VIII, but at what cost? Amidst treachery, courtly drama, and the constant threat of the axe, they share one fate.

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9 Novels of Scandal and Intrigue in Britain’s Tudor Court

By Emma Volk | September 10, 2015

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The Constant Princess
by Philippa Gregory
Katherine of Aragon endures widowhood, betrayal, and despair, until she tells the most audacious lie in all of English history and steps into the role she has prepared for all her life: Henry VIII’s queen. - See more at: http://offtheshelf.com/?p=14619&preview=true#sthash.0tUNr0Pz.dpuf
The Constant Princess
Philippa Gregory

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The White Queen
by Philippa Gregory
A deadly series of feuds pits brother against brother, with the throne of England as the ultimate prize. At the story’s heart lies an unsolved historical mystery: What happened to the missing princes in the Tower of London?
The White Queen
Philippa Gregory

The wars of the Plantagenets are brought to life through the dramatic story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition who secretly married the newly crowned boy king, and whose sons become the central figures in an unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the murdered princes in the Tower of London.

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The Queen's Fool
by Philippa Gregory

Risking imprisonment for heresy, treason, and witchcraft, Hannah Greene, a young Jewish refugee from Spain, must choose between the safe life of a commoner and the excitement and danger of the royal family.

The Queen's Fool
Philippa Gregory

Risking imprisonment for heresy, treason, and witchcraft, Hannah Greene, a young Jewish refugee from Spain, must choose between the safe life of a commoner and the excitement and danger of the royal family.

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The Virgin's Lover
by Philippa Gregory

Newly crowned Queen Elizabeth I faces the simultaneous dangers of the French invasion of Scotland and her passion for the convicted traitor Robert Dudley.

The Virgin's Lover
Philippa Gregory

Newly crowned Queen Elizabeth I faces the simultaneous dangers of the French invasion of Scotland and her passion for the convicted traitor Robert Dudley.

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The Red Queen
by Philippa Gregory

Margaret Beaufort, young widow of Edmund Tudor, must use her wits and determination to ensure that her only son triumphs as king of England.

The Red Queen
Philippa Gregory

Margaret Beaufort, young widow of Edmund Tudor, must use her wits and determination to ensure that her only son triumphs as king of England.

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The King's Curse
by Philippa Gregory

Margaret Pole, once regarded as a threat to Henry VIII’s claim to the throne, becomes a trusted friend of the young Prince of Wales and his bride, Katherine of Aragon.

The King's Curse
Philippa Gregory

Margaret Pole, once regarded as a threat to Henry VIII’s claim to the throne, becomes a trusted friend of the young Prince of Wales and his bride, Katherine of Aragon.

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The White Princess
by Philippa Gregory

The marriage between newly crowned King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York is meant to unify war-torn England, but the bride is still in love with her groom’s slain enemy.

The White Princess
Philippa Gregory

The marriage between newly crowned King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York is meant to unify war-torn England, but the bride is still in love with her groom’s slain enemy.

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