Eleanor Alice Buford Hibbert is an English author who wrote numerous novels under the pen name of Jean Plaidy. As Jean Plaidy, she wrote the popular Tudor Saga series of books as well as the Stuart Saga series and others.

Hibbert actually wrote books under a number of pen names as she was quite a prolific author. Names that she wrote under include: Victoria Holt, Eleanor Burford, Anna Percival, Philippa Carr, Elbur Ford, Ellalice Tate, Kathleen Kellow, and, of course, Jean Plaidy. For all of her work in writing, Plaidy was awarded with a Golden Treasure award by the RWA as a lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the genre of romance. In her life, she wrote over 200 novels and sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

Publication Order of Tudor Saga Books

(with)

Murder Most Royal / King's Pleasure (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sixth Wife (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Spanish Bridegroom / For a Queen's Love (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Saint Thomas' Eve / The King's Confidante (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gay Lord Robert / Lord Robert / A Favorite of the Queen (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Katharine, the Virgin Widow (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Shadow of the Pomegranate (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The King's Secret Matter (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Thistle and the Rose (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mary, Queen of France (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Uneasy Lies the Head / To Hold the Crown (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of Tudor Saga Books

(with)

Uneasy Lies the Head / To Hold the Crown(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Katharine, the Virgin Widow(1961)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Shadow of the Pomegranate(1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The King's Secret Matter(1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder Most Royal / King's Pleasure(1949)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Saint Thomas' Eve / The King's Confidante(1954)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sixth Wife(1953)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Thistle and the Rose(1963)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mary, Queen of France(1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Spanish Bridegroom / For a Queen's Love(1954)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gay Lord Robert / Lord Robert / A Favorite of the Queen(1955)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Catherine De Medici Books

Madame Serpent (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Italian Woman / The Unholy Woman (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Queen Jezebel (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Stuart Saga Books

A Health Unto His Majesty (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wandering Prince (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Here Lies Our Sovereign Lord (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Murder in the Tower (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Three Crowns (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Haunted Sisters / Royal Sisters (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Queen's Favourites / Courting Her Highness (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Murder in the Tower is set first when reading in chronological order.

Publication Order of French Revolution Books

Flaunting, Extravagant Queen (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Louis the Well Beloved (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Road to Compiegne (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of French Revolution Books

Louis the Well Beloved(1959)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Road to Compiegne(1959)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Flaunting, Extravagant Queen(1957)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Lucrezia Borgia Books

Madonna of the Seven Hills (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Light on Lucrezia (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Isabella & Ferdinand Books

Castile for Isabella (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Spain for the Sovereigns (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Daughters of Spain (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Famous Childhoods Books

The Young Elizabeth (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Young Mary Queen of Scots (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Mary Stuart, Queen Of Scots Books

(with Eleanor Burford)

The Royal Road to Fotheringhay / Mary, Queen of Scotland: The Triumphant Year (By: Eleanor Burford) (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Captive Queen of Scots (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Georgian Saga Books

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The Princess of Celle (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Queen in Waiting (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Caroline, the Queen (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Prince and the Quakeress (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Third George (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Perdita's Prince (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Indiscretions of the Queen (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Regent's Daughter (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Goddess of the Green Room (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Victoria in the Wings (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Queen Victoria Books

The Captive of Kensington Palace (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Queen and Lord M (As: Victoria Holt) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Queen's Husband (As: Victoria Holt) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Widow of Windsor (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Norman Trilogy Books

The Bastard King (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lion of Justice (As: Victoria Holt) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Passionate Enemies (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Plantagenet Saga Books

The Plantagenet Prelude (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Revolt of the Eaglets (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Heart of the Lion (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hammer of the Scots (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Prince of Darkness (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Battle of the Queens (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Queen from Provence (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hammer of the Scots / Edward Longshanks (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Follies of the King (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Vow on the Heron (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Passage to Pontefract (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Star of Lancaster (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Epitaph for Three Women (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Red Rose of Anjou (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sun in Splendour (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Queens Of England Books

Myself My Enemy / Loyal in Love (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Queen of This Realm (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Victoria Victorious (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lady in the Tower (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Courts of Love (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In the Shadow of the Crown (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Queen's Secret (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Reluctant Queen (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
William's Wife / The Queen's Devotion (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Pleasures of Love / The Merry Monarch's Wife (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rose Without a Thorn (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Together They Ride (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beyond the Blue Mountains (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Daughter of Satan (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lilith (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
It Began in Vauxhall Gardens (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Defenders of the Faith (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Scarlet Cloak (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Queen of Diamonds (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Madame Du Barry (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Milady Charlotte (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Meg Roper (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Katharine of Aragon (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Evergreen Gallant (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Story of Elizabeth I (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Triptych of Poisoners (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rise of the Spanish Inquisition (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Growth of the Spanish Inquisition (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The End of the Spanish Inquisition (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Spanish Inquisition (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mary Queen of Scots: The Fair Devil of Scotland (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

If You Like Jean Plaidy Books, You’ll Love…

To Hold the Crown: The Story of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York is the first book in the Tudors Saga that Plaidy published. This book takes readers inside the making of the great Tudor empire as Henry Tudor’s ascent to the throne and his marriage to Elizabeth of York, daughter and direct heir of King Edward IV, and all of their drama in their lives including the death of their son Arthur and, later, the crowning of their younger son, King Henry VIII.

Louis the Well-Beloved is the first book in Plaidy’s French Revolution series. The book follows a young King Louis XV as the country hopes for him to come of age and bring back glory and prosperity to the country. He’s young though and too preoccupied with the thrills of hunting and gambling to notice the power struggle going on in his own court. He then finds many distractions in the form of mistresses and lovers.

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2 Responses to “Order of Jean Plaidy Books”

  1. Christine Henderson: 1 year ago

    Hello,
    Being an avid reader of Jean Plaidy I have read through her books from earliest times to the end of the Victorian era but cannot find any continuation to the Edwardian era.
    Can you help please?

    Reply

  2. epsilon53: 4 years ago

    Thank you for reminding me of Jean Plaidy. I had read many of her books under a few of her pen names years ago. Her books are always well researched and I enjoyed them very much.

    Reply

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