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

Murder Most Royal aka King's Pleasure (1949)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sixth Wife (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saint Thomas' Eve aka The King's Confidante (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The King's Confidante (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spanish Bridegroom aka For a Queen's Love (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gay Lord Robert aka Lord Robert / A Favorite of the Queen (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Katharine, the Virgin Widow (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow of the Pomegranate (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The King's Secret Matter (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 aka To Hold the Crown (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Catherine de Medici Books

Madame Serpent (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Italian Woman aka The Unholy Woman (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen Jezebel (1958)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 Queen's Favourites aka Courting Her Highness (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunted Sisters aka Royal Sisters (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of French Revolution Books

Flaunting, Extravagant Queen (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Louis the Well Beloved (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Road to Compiegne (1959)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 on Lucrezia (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Isabella and Ferdinand 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 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots Books

The Royal Road to Fotheringhay (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Captive Queen of Scots (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary Queen of Scots: The Fair Devil of Scotland (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Georgian Saga Books

Caroline, the Queen (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
Indiscretions of the Queen (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Regent's Daughter (1970)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
The Princess of Celle (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen in Waiting (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Prince and the Quakeress (1976)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's Husband (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Queen and Lord M (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 Heart of the Lion (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Revolt of the Eaglets (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hammer of the Scots aka Edward Longshanks (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Battle of the Queens (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Prince of Darkness (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Queen from Provence (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vow on the Heron (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Follies of the King (1980)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
Passage to Pontefract (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sun in Splendour (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Red Rose of Anjou (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Queens of England Books

Myself My Enemy aka Loyal in Love (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen of This Realm (1985)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 (1989)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
The Pleasures of Love aka The Merry Monarch's Wife (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
William's Wife aka The Queen's Devotion (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rose Without a Thorn (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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
Daughter of Satan (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lilith (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It Began in Vauxhall Gardens (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Defenders Of The Faith (1956)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
Madame Du Barry (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Milady Charlotte (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Katharine of Aragon (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Evergreen Gallant (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Story of Elizabeth I (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Triptych of Poisoners (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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
Mary, Queen Of Scots (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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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