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The Winter Queen

The Winter Queen

  • Author: Jane Stevenson
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618382675
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 307
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Seventeenth-century royal-in-exile Elizabeth of Bohemia pursues a clandestine relationship with Pelagius, an African prince and former slave, against the politically unstable and war-threatened climate of the period. Reprint.

The Winter Queen

The Winter Queen

The Story of Elizabeth Stuart

  • Author: Josephine Ross
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780880290685
  • Category: Bohemia (Czech Republic)
  • Page: 165
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Elizabeth, the Winter Queen

Elizabeth, the Winter Queen

  • Author: Jessica Gorst-Williams
  • Publisher: Transatlantic Arts
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 198
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Daughters of the Winter Queen

Daughters of the Winter Queen

Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

  • Author: Nancy Goldstone
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1474602096
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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'What a compelling read! Nancy Goldstone has brought to life the four female Stuarts in all their tragic glory' Amanda Foreman Valentine's Day, 1613. Elizabeth Stuart, the sixteen-year-old granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, marries Frederick V, a German count and ally of her father, James I of England. In just five years a terrible betrayal will ruin 'the Winter Queen', as Elizabeth will forever be known, imperil the lives of those she loves and launch a war that lasts thirty years. In a sweeping narrative encompassing political intrigue, illicit love affairs and even a murder mystery, Nancy Goldstone tells the riveting story of a queen in exile, and of her four defiant daughters.

Winter Queen

Winter Queen

  • Author: Cary G. Osborne
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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On his deathbed, Elissa's young husband names her as regent, the one to protect the kingdom of Albor until their five-year-old son comes of age. The dying king might truly have wanted Elissa to act as regent, or he might have named her only to unite the Privy Council in support of the more likely candidate for the position, the marshal Geoffrey. Because women in Albor normally have no power, Elissa must prove herself constantly to protect her son and daughter. With the help of Geoffrey, her only ally in the court, and her uncle, who is her advisor in the realm of sorcery that she must learn secretly, Elissa attempts to rule the kingdom. Using both her sword fighting skills and her magical powers, she successfully thwarts different plots and conspiracies from inside and outside Albor as she puts aside the feelings she has for the married Geoffrey.

The Winter Queen

The Winter Queen

  • Author: Boris Akunin
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 9781588363688
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 264
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Moscow, May 1876: What would cause a talented young student from a wealthy family to shoot himself in front of a promenading public in the Alexander Gardens? Decadence and boredom, most likely, is what the commander of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Moscow Police thinks, but still he finds it curious enough to send the newest member of the division, Erast Fandorin, a young man of irresistible charm, to the Alexander Gardens precinct for more information. Fandorin is not satisfied with the conclusion that this is an open-and-shut case, nor with the preliminary detective work the precinct has done—and for good reason: The bizarre and tragic suicide is soon connected to a clear case of murder, witnessed firsthand by Fandorin. There are many unresolved questions. Why, for instance, have both victims left their fortunes to an orphanage run by the English Lady Astair? And who is the beautiful “A.B.,” whose signed photograph is found in the apparent suicide’s apartment? Relying on his keen intuition, the eager sleuth plunges into an investigation that leads him across Europe, landing him at the deadly center of a terrorist conspiracy of worldwide proportions. In this thrilling mystery that brings nineteenth-century Russia to vivid life, Akunin has created one of the most eagerly anticipated novels in years.

The Winter Queen

The Winter Queen

  • Author: Sherry D. Ficklin
  • Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
  • ISBN: 1634223608
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
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Far from the shores of England, another Elizabeth was born to rule a nation… The daughter of Peter the Great, Elizabeth is a princess by birth, yet a warrior by blood. Never content to be a pawn in the game of men, Elizabeth is destined to sit upon a throne. But when her father’s sudden death leaves her mother and sister at the mercy of the scheming Privy Council, she will have to abandon her beloved Russia in order for her family to survive. This is not a fairy tale. And Elizabeth is not an average princess. She is a Romanov—one woman in a line of powerful female rulers who will change the fate of Russia forever.

The Winter Queen

The Winter Queen

  • Author: Amanda McCabe
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1426843054
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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As Queen Elizabeth's lady-in-waiting, innocent Lady Rosamund is unprepared for the temptations of Court. She is swept up in the festivities of the yuletide season and, as seduction perfumes the air, Rosamund is drawn to darkly enticing Anton Gustavson…. With the coming of the glittering Frost Fair, they are tangled in a web of forbidden desire and dangerous secrets. For in this time of desperate plots and intrigues, Anton is more than just a handsome suitor—he may have endangered the life of the woman he is learning to love….

The Winter Queen

The Winter Queen

Elizabeth of Bohemia

  • Author: Carola Oman
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • ISBN: 9781842120576
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 500
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Daughter of James VI of Scotland (James I of Great Britain) and Anne of Denmark, she married Frederick V, Elector of Palatine. Her husband¿s acceptance of the throne of Bohemia in 1619 precipitated the Thirty Years War. Both Bohemia and Palatine were lost and the royal family fled to Holland where they lived in extreme poverty, dogged by misfortunes. Throughout this period, by sheer force of her personality, beauty and courage, Elizabeth maintained her role at the centre of her court-in-exile. She lived long enough to see her son Charles Louis restored to the electorate. Her daughter Sophia was the mother of George I of England. This beautifully written biography also paints vivid pictures of late Shakespearean England in which she spent her youth and of the Restoration England to which she returned in old age.

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Being the Unhappy History of Elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine, Queen of Bohemia

  • Author: Marie Hay (Hon.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 432
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