The Tudor Saga is a series of historical fiction novels by Jean Plaidy (also known as Victoria Holt, Eleanor Burford and Philippa Carr). The series is based on the Tudor dynasty, which reigned in England from 1485 until 1603.

The Tudor Saga was started in 1949 with Murder Most Royal (aka King’s Pleasure). The series would end with Uneasy Lies the Head (which was also published as To Hold the Crown). Below is a list of Jean Plaidy’s Tudor Saga novels in order of when they were originally published as well as in 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

Notes: Uneasy Lies the Head was also published as To Hold the Crown. Murder Most Royal is also titled King’s Pleasure. Saint Thomas’ Eve is also titled The King’s Confidante. The Spanish Bridegroom was re-published as For a Queen’s Love. Gay Lord Robert was also published under the titles Lord Robert and A Favorite of the Queen.

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