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William\'s Wife

William's Wife

(1992)
(The Queen's Devotion)
(The tenth book in the Queens of England series)
A novel by

 
A 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.

Genre: Historical
 
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Hardback Editions

April 1994 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: William's Wife
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-7089-3066-2 / 978-0-7089-3066-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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March 1993 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: William's Wife (Queens of England)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-399-13807-2 / 978-0-399-13807-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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October 1992 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: William's Wife (The Queens of England Series: Volume 9)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-7090-4883-1 / 978-0-7090-4883-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Queen's Devotion: The Story of Queen Mary II (A Queens of England Novel)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-307-34618-8 / 978-0-307-34618-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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April 1995 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: William's Wife (The Queens of England Series , Vol 9)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-449-22284-5 / 978-0-449-22284-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ivy Books
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February 1994 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: William's Wife (The Queens of England Series: Volume 9)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-00-647299-0 / 978-0-00-647299-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

September 2003 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: William's Wife
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-7531-2245-6 / 978-0-7531-2245-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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January 2001 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: William's Wife (Isis)
Author(s): Diana Bishop Jean Plaidy
ISBN: 0-7531-0997-2 / 978-0-7531-0997-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Isis
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Kindle Editions

August 2008 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Queen's Devotion: The Story of Queen Mary II (Queens of England Book 10)
Author(s): Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Broadway Books
Availability: Amazon   


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