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Mar 01, 2011
| ISBN 9780307719522
Mar 01, 2011
| ISBN 9780307720849
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Mar 01, 2011 | ISBN 9780307719522
Mar 01, 2011 | ISBN 9780307720849
Two sisters change the course of a nation by forsaking the King—their own father. England is on the verge of revolution. Antagonized by the Catholicism of King James II, the people plot to drive him from the throne. But at the heart of the plot is a deep betrayal: the defection of the daughters James loves, Mary and Anne. Both raised Protestant according to the wishes of England, the sisters support Protestant usurper William of Orange, Mary’s husband, who lusts after the British crown. Passive Queen Mary is subservient to her husband’s wishes, while Anne is desperate to please her childhood friend Sarah Churchill, a bold and domineering woman determined to subdue Anne, the queen-to-be, and rule England herself.Intrigue and political drama run high as the sisters struggle to be reconciled with each other–and with the haunting memory of the father they have exiled.
Jean Plaidy is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also known as Victoria Holt. More than 14 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide. Plaidy passed away in 1993.
“Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama.”—New York Times
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