The Queen's Devotion
The Story of Queen Mary II
By (author) Jean Plaidy
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Queen's Devotion by Jean Plaidy
Book DescriptionA daughter's love. A monarch's duty. On the road to greatness, one young woman must make an unthinkable choice. For Princess Mary, life has never been simple, but through it all the love of her father, the Duke of York, has been a constant and reliable comfort. Despite his own loyalty to the Catholic Church, the Duke and his brother, King Charles II, raised Mary as a Protestant to protect her in a time of religious and political upheaval. In order to cement this safety and to ensure the stability of the family line, at age fifteen, Mary is married to her Protestant first cousin William, Prince of Orange. However, in post-Restoration England, matters are rarely so simply settled. When Mary's uncle, King Charles II, dies suddenly and without an heir, her beloved father is crowned James II. But a Catholic king is not the will of the people, and even Mary's own husband is crying out for change. Can Mary take part in actions that will ultimately remove her own father from the throne and endanger his life? With family loyalty and the will of a nation at odds, what choice can a young princess make? With emotional clarity and vivid historical detail, beloved author Jean Plaidy brings us into the court and behind the scenes as history unfolds--and the young princess and her groom become William and Mary--the legendary monarchs, and the only co-regents in the history of a nation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780307346186
Paperback / softback
(203mm x 133mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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"Originally published in Great Britain in 1952 by Arrow Books"--T. p. verso.
Madonna of the Seven Hills, Paperback / softback (January 2011)» View all books by Jean Plaidy
"Originally published in hardcover in slightly different form in Great Britain by Robert Hale Limited, London, in 1958 and in the United States by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, in 1974."--T.p. verso.
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Author Biography - Jean Plaidy
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. Visit www.CrownHistorical.com to learn about the other Jean Plaidy titles available from Three Rivers Press.
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