The Murder in the Tower

The Murder in the Tower

Jean Plaidy / Jul 16, 2019

The Murder in the Tower The dashing Robert Carr is a well known favourite of King James I and he rises quickly through the ranks But when he is married to the cunning and beautiful child bride Frances Howard a very dangero

  • Title: The Murder in the Tower
  • Author: Jean Plaidy
  • ISBN: 9780399113963
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The dashing Robert Carr is a well known favourite of King James I and he rises quickly through the ranks But when he is married to the cunning and beautiful child bride, Frances Howard, a very dangerous liaison changes everything Frances emerges as a headstrong force of nature determined to have her way, no matter what the cost Her attempts to rid herself of an unwantThe dashing Robert Carr is a well known favourite of King James I and he rises quickly through the ranks But when he is married to the cunning and beautiful child bride, Frances Howard, a very dangerous liaison changes everything Frances emerges as a headstrong force of nature determined to have her way, no matter what the cost Her attempts to rid herself of an unwanted husband, and later to ensnare a lukewarm lover, lead her deep into the world of spell makers and treachery This is a woman to underestimate at great peril But when Robert finds himself ensnared in one of Frances s plots he finally learns what she is truly capable of.

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      • Jean Plaidy

        Eleanor Alice Burford, Mrs George Percival Hibbert was a British author of about 200 historical novels, most of them under the pen name Jean Plaidy which had sold 14 million copies by the time of her death She chose to use various names because of the differences in subject matter between her books the best known, apart from Plaidy, are Victoria Holt 56 million and Philippa Carr 3 million Lesser known were the novels Hibbert published under her maiden name Eleanor Burford, or the pseudonyms of Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow and Ellalice Tate Many of her readers under one penname never suspected her other identities.


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    1. The Murder in The Tower" by Jean Plaidy (pseudonym used by Eleanor Hibbert, aka Victoria Holt)(The first book in the Stuart Saga series)(1964)"The drama is played out against the background of the Court of James I."After finishing this first installment of Plaidy's Stuart Saga by Jean Plaidy, I would still love to delve more into the characters that Plaidy described. When you think of a Tudor or Stuart novel, with this title of Murder, one tends to think of Anne Boleyn, or maybe Mary Queen of Sc [...]


    2. This is the story of Robert Carr, James I's favorite, and his disastrous affair with Frances Howard. Readers who demand rigid adherence to the rule "show, don't tell" probably won't like this book, but I found it fast-paced, especially since I wasn't familiar with the historical events behind the story. Though Frances remained an unsympathetic character to me (as indeed I suspect she was meant to remain), I did find myself caring about Robert, particularly toward the end. I especially enjoyed Pl [...]


    3. Jean Plaidy's THE MURDER IN THE TOWERContrary to what the title probably immediately suggests to the modern reader, this does not concern the most famous murder in the Tower of London, of Richard III's royal nephews; this story takes place several generations and two dynasties later, during the time of James I, son of the unfortunate Mary, Queen of Scots (of Royal Road to Fotheringhay and Captive Queen of Scots fame; I find to my surprise that I've not yet read the latter! Oh no, I'm reading a s [...]


    4. An interesting book on a little-known ruthless player in post-Tudor England. Historical fiction hasn't yet widely addressed the Stuarts but maybe soon it can be agreed that the market for the late Tudors and those surrounding them has been saturated and we can move on to the eras before and after.Since this was published long before the current craze, the beginning of which can be more or less traced to Philippa Gregory, it makes it all that more interesting and increases my respect for the auth [...]


    5. This was surprisingly great. I say surprisingly because I knew absolutely nothing about James I and events surrounding his life, so I thought I would be a little bored, but that was not the case. I could barely put the book down. The book starts a few years after James I became King of England (after the Gunpowder Plot). The story focuses on Frances Howard (a daughter of the great Howard family of England) and Robert Carr (a long-time favorite of James I). The things Frances was willing to do to [...]


    6. I thought this book was okay. It was very predictable. Call it good foreshadowing if you want; I think it was just the same formula. I know it's historical fiction, which is my preferred genre, so you can't stray too far; it just would have been nice to feel a certain amount of anticipation. And the phrase "she was in despair" was way over-used. Over-used to the point that I actually noticed it. This is definitely not as good, in my opinion, as Victoria Victorious by the same author, but it's an [...]


    7. I enjoyed this. I was not familiar with Frances Howard, Countess of Essex, although I do know of the story of Sir Thomas Overbury and how he was slowly poisoned to death while being held captive in the Tower. His death has often been blamed on Robert Carr, an upstart that became a favorite of King James I. Interesting twist to the story to have Frances as the villian, so in love with Robert Carr, that she would do anything to become his wife. The unfortunate Overbury bore opposition to their mar [...]


    8. Plaidy tells a Stuart version of the old and all too common tale of a woman who drives her man to do unsavory deeds for her advancement. Lady Macbeth of course comes to mind. Her characters are simply and sharply drawn and evil is palpable in this novel which doesn't waste a word - and an ending that satisfies.


    9. This has way too much romantic intrigue by minor historical characters and way too little actual historical information about King James VI of Scotland and James I of England, founder of the Untited Kingdom.


    10. This is one of my favorite Plaidy novels so far, and I've read many of hers. I loved reading about a lesser known person, the Countess, and the plotting she was involved in. I definitely recommend this one to lovers of historical fiction.


    11. I'm not very familiar with this period of history, but I'm always impressed when a fiction author includes a bibliography. I think I would have liked the book more as a straight history since the subject certainly was fascinating.


    12. I really enjoyed this book. I had no idea it was written back in the 70s. It's as sensual and exciting as anything Phillipa Gregory writes. Frances, Countess of Exeter, is ambitious as hell and remorseless. A very enjoyable read.




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