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Description - The Queen From Provence by Jean Plaidy

Marguerite, eldest daughter of the Count of Provence, had married a king of France and now her sister Eleanor is determined to make just as grand a match. Good fortune and wily cunning bring her Henry of England. A good and generous husband but a weak king, he rules a nation that still remembers his cruel and foolish father, King John. As Henry showers gifts on his new bride his extravagance forces him to levy ever greater taxation on the land, and the spectre of revolt soon looms against him. For Simon de Montfort, the adventurer who will give England its first true parliament, the house of destiny is at hand.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099510277
ISBN-10: 0099510278
Format: Paperback
(195mm x 133mm x 26mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - 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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