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Murder Most Royal

(1949)
(King's Pleasure)
(The fifth book in the Tudor Saga series)
A novel by

 
The theme of this long and powerful novel is murder - and not only themurder of one of the most fascinating personalities in English history, AnneBoleyn, but of many more of the vital and famous people who lived in thedangerous days when a carelessly spoken word, or his nearness to the throne,was sufficient to send a man to the block.

Against a violent background, the story of ill-fated Anne Boleyn is toldwith remarkable insight and is interwoven with that of the other murderedQueen, Catherine Howard. Anne is seen as the humble daughter of a ruthlessfather, cheated of her lover, so that out of her proud nature grows thatambition which destroyed her, leading her to exchange the powerful role ofKing's mistress for the dangerous one of King's wife. While she movesforward to tragedy, the little Catherine Howard is seen growing up, amidcircumstances which may shock and horrify but which cannot fail to arousedeep interest and pity.

And through the book strides the magnificent, dominating figure of HenryVIII - sanctimonious, hypocritical, shrewd, cunning and ruthless, sometimessentimental but always amorous.The theme of this long and powerful novel ismurder - and not only the murder of one of the most fascinatingpersonalities in English history, Anne Boleyn, but of many more of the vitaland famous people who lived in the dangerous days when a carelessly spokenword, or his nearness to the throne, was sufficient to send a man to theblock.

Against a violent background, the story of ill-fated Anne Boleyn is toldwith remarkable insight and is interwoven with that of the other murderedQueen, Catherine Howard. Anne is seen as the humble daughter of a ruthlessfather, cheated of her lover, so that out of her proud nature grows thatambition which destroyed her, leading her to exchange the powerful role ofKing's mistress for the dangerous one of King's wife. While she movesforward to tragedy, the little Catherine Howard is seen growing up, amidcircumstances which may shock and horrify but which cannot fail to arousedeep interest and pity.And through the book strides the magnificent, dominating figure of HenryVIII - sanctimonious, hypocritical, shrewd, cunning and ruthless, sometimessentimental but always amorous.

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Hardback Editions

May 1972 : USA Hardback
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Title: Murder Most Royal
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-399-10934-X / 978-0-399-10934-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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May 1972 : Hardback
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Title: Murder Most Royal
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 9997414209 / 978-9997414205
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group
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January 1971 : UK Hardback
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Title: Murder Most Royal
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-7091-2065-6 / 978-0-7091-2065-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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December 1949 : UK Hardback
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Title: Murder Most Royal
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-7091-7950-2 / 978-0-7091-7950-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

July 2011 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Murder Most Royal
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 1-4434-0465-9 / 978-1-4434-0465-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperWeekend
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October 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Murder Most Royal: (Tudor Saga)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-09-949322-5 / 978-0-09-949322-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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January 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Murder Most Royal: The Story of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard
Author(s): Jean Plaidy aka Eleanor Hibbert
ISBN: 1-4000-8249-8 / 978-1-4000-8249-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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July 1966 : UK Paperback
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Title: Murder Most Royal
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-330-20154-9 / 978-0-330-20154-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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Audio Editions

July 2007 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Murder Most Royal
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-7531-3761-5 / 978-0-7531-3761-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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July 2007 : UK Audio CD

Title: Murder Most Royal
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-7531-2730-X / 978-0-7531-2730-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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Kindle Editions

July 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Murder Most Royal
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
Publisher: HarperWeekend
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February 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder Most Royal: (Tudor Saga)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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January 2006 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Murder Most Royal: The Story of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard (A Novel of the Tudors Book 3)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Broadway Books
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