Tag Archives: 16th Century

review: The King’s Confidante

The King’s Confidante by Jean Plaidy St. Thomas’s Eve, republished as The King’s Confidante, is a story of the life of Sir Thomas More – scholar, lawyer, councilor to the King and ultimately Chancellor, after the fall of Wosley. But most importantly to More, he was a loving husband and father, as well as father-figure read more »

review: My Enemy, the Queen

My Enemy, the Queen by Victoria Holt Lettice Knollys, the Countess of Leicester, because of her beauty and attractiveness, was a constant rival to Queen Elizabeth I. A Boleyn relation, she was summoned to court to attend the queen at an early age, and the Queen recognized her right away as one of those young read more »

review: A Favorite of the Queen

A Favorite of the Queen by Jean Plaidy Also printed as Gay Lord Robert and Lord Robert The story begins with Robert Dudley’s father at the execution of his father, Edmund Dudley, who had been used as an example to the people that the new King Henry VIII would please his subjects. The elder Dudley read more »