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Tudor Saga Books In Order

Publication Order of Tudor Saga Books

Murder Most Royal (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sixth Wife (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spanish Bridegroom (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saint Thomas' Eve (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gay Lord Robert (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Katharine, the Virgin Widow (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow of Pomegranate (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thistle and the Rose (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary, Queen of France (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uneasy Lies the Head (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Tudor Saga Books

Uneasy Lies the Head (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Katharine, the Virgin Widow (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow of Pomegranate (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Most Royal (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saint Thomas' Eve (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sixth Wife (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thistle and the Rose (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary, Queen of France (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spanish Bridegroom (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gay Lord Robert (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


”Tudor Saga” is a historical fictional novel series that was written by Victoria Holt, a British novelist otherwise known as Eleanor Alice Burford, Jean Plaidy and Philippa Carr, who lived between 1941 and 1993. The series has been based on the Tudor Dynasty, which actually in the period of 1485 and 1603, reigned England. In fact, if you are interested in any particular period in the history of Britain, chances are that Eleanor Hibbert had a novel about it under one of her names. The book series is fictional one, but gets to portray a historical side too. This particular series is composed of eleven thrilling episodes that give a full plot of the story.

The series’ first publication was “To Hold the Crown”. This series was published in the year 1982. This publication mainly focused more on the two wives of Henry VIII, Catherine Howard and Anne Boleyn. Henry had not been born to the Throne and had spent fourteen years in exile before returning to the Dorset coast, accompanied by a small army and winning the Bosworth Filed battle hence ending the war and launching the Tudor dynasty. Henry’s claim to the throne was tenuous. His marriage to the daughter of King Edward IV served as a unifying factor to the warring houses and also helped Henry get to secure the throne for him and the generations that were to follow. Despite the union being politically inspired, it ended up being a very romantic and lovely love story that led to the birth of seven children and years amounting to 20 in the years that followed. The second release was entitled “Katherine, the virgin widow”. This one was published earlier in the year 1961. Here, Katherine of Aragon was an object that was to be disposed of for Spain’s glory. Her parents sent her to England to be Arthur’s bride, the Price of Wales. But soon, her husband died, creating a worry on what would be Katherine’s fate and also what would be of England. She however was being waited for by Prince Henry, who solely had the power necessary and required to be able to restore the positions Katherine had lost as a result of the events that had ensued. The subsequent series see the introduction of new characters and so many twists and turns that altogether weave up a rather interesting series. The final product gets to showcase the countless affairs, the several handful of wives that the then King, King Henry VIII had throughout his reign that lasted nearly 40 years. This novel series also manages to bring a clear picture of the rift that existed between the leadership of the England Kingdom that resulted in the change in the religious landscape in England. The book series inspired a spin-off with a television version of the series being released. The first television premier took place on 1 April 2007, and went ahead to be the highest rated ShowTime series.

The series book is generally geared towards a rather more mature audience. Its composition of romance, charm and several quite violent acts seem to appeal to a more mature audience rather than the young. The writing depicts the scope of the novel series to be very vast and complex, with rich characterization that create a great fascination to the readers. One on reading the Tudor Saga series is able to traverse through the entire 40 year period in which the main character in the series, King Henry VIII ruled the British kingdom.

Victoria Holt yet proved to be a very amazing and creative writer and novelist in the history of writers through the publication of this book series. She is one of the best if not the best basing on the quality of work that she produced. She very successfully managed to creatively paint an almost clear and exact picture of the events that graced the period in which the novel series’ events take place despite the story being fictional. Her ability to successfully weave the History of the British Kingdom and her creativity to effectively produce a thrilling and content rich novel is nothing short of amazing and unique. Victoria Holt, otherwise known as Eleanor Alice Burford is also applauded for the level of detail and creativity that she used to come up with the Tudor Saga book series. The detail and creativity is very deep and very much to be admired.

Books are a very important means through which we can get to travel out of the present to a whole different world whether in fantasy or in history; in this case history. They help up get to learn new perspectives and get us to travel to a far off land while seated and relaxed in the comfort of our homes. The “Tudor Saga” series can also be described as a time vessel: it transports you to a the depths of history, as far back as the 1400s, giving you a very in-depth and detailed picture of the then times and the events that occurred during those times. The contexts of the books series is very realistic and one that we can very well relate to, making the series even more appealing to read. Right from the beginning, we see a clear path in which the series follows, how the various characters come and go inducing their charm to the story. Each character is important and for sure you will be invested in roles of each one of the characters presented and will definitely ache to find out what the destiny of each one of them is, and how they contribute to the establishment and build-up of the next novel in the book series. The book series is somewhat different and even better than the movies. I think some acts and characters are portrayed better when imagined as compared to when they are acted out. Victoria Holt’s “Tudor Saga” is nothing t you would want to live without reading. After completing the entire book series, you would not only have had the chance to travel back to the historical days of England, but also experience the much entertainment and surely develop more respect and appreciation of literature.

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