The Thistle And The Rose by Jean PlaidyThe Thistle And The Rose by Jean Plaidy

The Thistle And The Rose

byJean Plaidy

Paperback | May 1, 2012

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When King Henry VII negotiates peace with Scotland, his daughter’s hand in marriage to James IV is the ultimate prize. To her surprise, Margaret falls madly in love with the Scottish king and finds happiness as queen of Scotland, but neither the marriage nor the peace is to last. When James IV is defeated in battle by Margaret’s own brother, she is torn between fleeing to her homeland and protecting her son’s future. It seems that once again Margaret’s destiny is not to be her own . . .

One of the pre-eminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, Jean Plaidy is the pen name of the prolificEnglish author Eleanor Hibbert; she also wrote under the name Victoria Holt. By the time of her death in 1993, the novels of JeanPlaidy had sold more than fourteen million copies worldwide.
Title:The Thistle And The RoseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 7.12 × 5.31 × 1.25 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443412627

ISBN - 13:9781443412629

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Beginners in the Historical Fiction Genre Jean Plaidy is the pen name of this author and is used almost exclusively for Tudor historical novels. The Thistle and the Rose is a book with the new comer to historical fiction in mind. Margaret Tudor-Stuart is the reason the Scottish Kings became Kings of England. Historical details are accurate (as always) but Plaidy's writing is uninspiring. For those just getting their feet wet with Tudor England and wanting to flesh out their grade 12 History, this is a good read. For those of us who have been reading about history for decades, it is a disappointing, pedantic book. If you are a serious history buff, feel free to move on.
Date published: 2015-05-07