Eleanor Burford Hibbert (1906-1993) was a British author of historical fiction, gothic fiction and romance novels. She was an extremely prolific author who wrote under several pseudonyms, including Victoria Holt, Jean Plaidy and Philippa Carr (her most famous ones). She also used the pen names Eleanor Burford (her birth name), Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow, Anne Percival and Ellalice Tate. Jean Plaidy was used for her novels about the regency, whereas Victoria Holt was used for gothic romance. Her historical novels as Plaidy were praised for their accuracy and quality of writing. Eleanor is the author of many series, including (but not limited to) the Tudor Saga, Daughters of England, Stuart Saga, Georgian Saga, Plantagenet Saga and Queens of England series. Among her inspirations were the Brontes, Charles Dickens and Leo Tolstoy. She died in 1993 while on a cruise between Greece and Egypt.

Eleanor Burford made her debut as a published author in 1941 under her birth name with the novel Daughter of Anna. We have excluded her novels under her real name due to the fact that they are no longer available. Her first novel as Jean Plaidy was Together They Ride in 1945. Finally, perhaps her most famous nom de plume, Victoria Holt, made its debut Mistress of Mellyn. We have listed her books under her various pen names below, sorted both by date of publication and by chronological order:

Publication Order of Tudor Saga Books


Murder Most Royal(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sixth Wife(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spanish Bridegroom(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saint Thomas' Eve(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gay Lord Robert(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Katharine, the Virgin Widow(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow of Pomegranate(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Thistle and the Rose(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary, Queen of France(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Uneasy Lies the Head(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Tudor Saga Books


Uneasy Lies the Head(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Katharine, the Virgin Widow(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow of Pomegranate(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Most Royal(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saint Thomas' Eve(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sixth Wife(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Thistle and the Rose(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary, Queen of France(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spanish Bridegroom(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gay Lord Robert(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Daughters Of England Books


The Love Child(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miracle at St. Bruno's(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lion Triumphant(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Witch from the Sea(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saraband for Two Sisters(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lament for a Lost Lover(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Song of the Siren(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Drop of the Dice(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adulteress(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zipporah's Daughter(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voices in a Haunted Room(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return of the Gypsy(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midsummer's Eve(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pool of Saint Branok(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Changeling(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Swan(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Time for Silence(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gossamer Cord(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
We'll Meet Again(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daughters of England(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Daughters Of England Books


Miracle at St. Bruno's(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lion Triumphant(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Witch from the Sea(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saraband for Two Sisters(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Love Child(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lament for a Lost Lover(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Song of the Siren(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Drop of the Dice(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adulteress(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zipporah's Daughter(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voices in a Haunted Room(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return of the Gypsy(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midsummer's Eve(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pool of Saint Branok(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Changeling(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Swan(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Time for Silence(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gossamer Cord(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
We'll Meet Again(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daughters of England(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Catherine De Medici Books


Madame Serpent(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Italian Woman(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen Jezebel(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mary Stuart, Queen Of Scots Books


The Royal Road to Fotheringay(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Captive Queen of Scots(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Stuart Saga Books


A Health Unto His Majesty(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wandering Prince(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Here Lies Our Sovereign Lord(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder in the Tower(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Three Crowns(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunted Sisters(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Queen's Favourites(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Stuart Saga Books


The Murder in the Tower(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Health Unto His Majesty(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wandering Prince(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Here Lies Our Sovereign Lord(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Three Crowns(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunted Sisters(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Queen's Favourites(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lucrezia Borgia Books


Madonna of the Seven Hills(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Light of Lucrenzia(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of French Revolution Books


Louis the Well Beloved(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Road to Compiegne(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flaunting, Extravagant Queen(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of French Revolution Books


Louis the Well Beloved(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Road to Compiegne(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flaunting, Extravagant Queen(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Isabella & Ferdinand Trilogy Books


Castile for Isabella(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spain for the Sovereigns(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daughters of Spain(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Famous Childhoods Books


The Young Elizabeth(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Young Mary Queen of Scots(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Georgian Saga Books


The Princess of Celle(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen in Waiting(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Caroline, the Queen(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Prince and the Quakeress(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Third George(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perdita's Prince(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Indiscretions of the Queen(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Regent's Daughter(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Goddess of the Green Room(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Victoria in the Wings(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Queen Victoria Books


The Captive of Kensington Palace(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Queen and Lord M(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Queen's Husband(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Widow of Windsor(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Norman Trilogy Books


The Bastard King(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lion of Justice(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Passionate Enemies(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Plantagenet Saga Books


The Plantagenet Prelude(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Revolt of the Eaglets(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Heart of the Lion(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Prince of Darkness(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Battle of the Queens(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Queen from Provence(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Edward Longshanks(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Follies of the King(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vow on the Heron(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Passage to Pontefract(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Star of Lancaster(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Epitaph for Three Women(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Rose of Anjou(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sun in Splendour(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Queens Of England Books


Myself My Enemy(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen of This Realm(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Victoria Victorious(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lady in the Tower(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Courts of Love(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Shadow of the Crown(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Queen's Secret(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reluctant Queen(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
William's Wife(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pleasures of Love(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rose Without a Thorn(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Queens Of England Books

Chronologically, William’s Wife should come after The Pleasures of Love, and before The Rose Without a Thorn.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Together They Ride(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Blue Mountains(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Goldsmith's Wife(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poison in Pimlico(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flesh and the Devil(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bed Disturbed(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Evil in the House(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daughter of Satan(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lilith(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scarlet Cloak(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Queen of Diamonds(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brides of Lanlory(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mistress of Mellyn(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Meg Roper(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Was a Man(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kirkland Revels(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bride of Pendorric(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Evergreen Gallant(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Menfreya in the Morning(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The King of the Castle(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Queen's Confession(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shivering Sands(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret Woman(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow of the Lynx(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Defenders of the Faith(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On the Night of the Seventh Moon(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Curse of the Kings(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House of a Thousand Lanterns(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord of the Far Island(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pride of the Peacock(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil on Horseback(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Enemy, the Queens(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spring of the Tiger(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mask of the Enchantress(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Judas Kiss(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Demon Lover(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Time of the Hunter's Moon(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Landowner Legacy(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Road to Paradise Island(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secret for a Nightgale(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silk Vendetta(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The India Fan(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Captive(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snare of Serpents(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daughter of Deceit(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven for a Secret(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Opal(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Madame Du Barry(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Rise of the Spanish Inquisition(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Growth of the Spanish Inquisition(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of the Spanish Inquisition(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Triptych of Poisoners(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary, Queen of Scots(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Victoria Holt Books, You’ll Love…

Notes: Together They Ride, Beyond the Blue Mountains, The Goldsmith’s Wife, Daughter of Satan, Lilith, The Scarlet Cloak, The Brides of Lanlory, Meg Roper, Evergreen Gallant, Defenders of the Faith, Madame Du Barry and The Queen of Diamonds, plus the Tudor Saga, Catherine De Medici Trilogy, Mary Stuart, Stuart Saga, Lucrezia Borgia, French Revolution, Isabella and Ferdinand Trilogy, Famous Childhoods, Georgian Saga, Queen Victoria, Norman Trilogy, Plantagnet Saga and Queens of England series and all non-fiction books were written under the pseudonym of Jean Plaidy.

The Queen of Diamonds and This Was a Man were written under the pen name of Ellalice Tate. All novels written under the Ellalice Tate pen name were also published under the Jean Plaidy name.

Poison in Pimlico, The Flesh and the Devil, The Bed Disturbed and Evil in the House were written under the pseudonym of Elbur Ford.

The Daughters of England series was written under the pseudonym of Philippa Carr. The Brides of Lanlory was written under the pen name of Anna Percival.

This Was a Man was later re-published as The King’s Adventurer using the Jean Plaidy nom de plume. Gay Lord Robert was re-published as Lord Robert in the UK and A Favorite of the Queen in the US. The Italian Woman was also titled The Unholy Woman. The Goldsmith’s Wife was later re-published as The King’s Mistress. Edward Longshanks was also published as The Hammer of the Scots. Zipporah’s Daughter was also known as The Knave of Hearts.

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