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The Spanish Bridegroom

(1954)
(For a Queen's Love)
(The tenth book in the Tudor Saga series)
A novel by

 
Power-hungry monarch, cold-blooded murderer, obsessive monster - who could love such a man?

Set against the glittering courts of sixteenth-century Europe, the Spain of the dreaded Inquisition, and the tortured England of Bloody Mary, For a Queen's Love is the story of Philip II of Spain - and of the women who loved him as a husband and father.

Philip was a dark and troubled man, who, like many royals, had been robbed of his childhood. His first marriage, a romantic union with childlike Maria Manoela, brought him tragedy and a troublesome son, Don Carlos. Then followed marriage with the jealously possessive Mary Tudor, a political union that ultimately failed to bring Philip an heir that would solidify the unified power he so deeply desired. And finally, marriage again to a young bride Philip stole from his unbalanced son, sowing the seeds of brutal murder. But history is seldom what it seems, and in the hands of beloved author Jean Plaidy, we hear another side to the story of Philip II - the most powerful of kings who was at once fanatic, murderer, husband, father, and lover.

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Hardback Editions

June 1971 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Spanish Bridegroom
Author(s): Eleanor Hibbert, Victoria Holt, Philippa Carr
ISBN: 0-399-10761-4 / 978-0-399-10761-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (T)
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August 1966 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Spanish Bridegroom
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-7091-1704-3 / 978-0-7091-1704-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: For a Queen's Love: The Stories of the Royal Wives of Philip II (A Novel of the Tudors)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-307-34622-6 / 978-0-307-34622-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Spanish Bridegroom (Berkley Large-Type Edition)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-425-02208-0 / 978-0-425-02208-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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September 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: Spanish Bridegroom (The Tudor series)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-330-02551-1 / 978-0-330-02551-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Kindle Editions

February 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: For a Queen's Love: The Stories of the Royal Wives of Philip II (A Novel of the Tudors Book 8)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Broadway Books
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