Agnes Sorel: Mistress of Beauty

by HRH Princess Michael of Kent

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Agnes Sorel: Mistress of Beauty Synopsis

The Queen of Four Kingdoms is dead. Agnes Sorel, her beautiful and innocent fourteen-year-old pupil, soon catches the attention of the mourning court. As a trusted confidant of the deceased Queen Yolande, Agnes captivates all whom she meets, but none more so than the newly crowned King of France, Charles VII. Employed as a demoiselle to his wife, Queen Marie d'Anjou, Agnes finds herself firmly ensconced in the royal court, and in the midst of her duties discovers a burgeoning passion for the King that she can no longer refuse or deny. As their relationship deepens and Agnes's influence over the King grows, she is viewed with suspicion by the court. Plagued by guilt but unable to rebuff the King's advances, Agnes is forced to choose between her love for Charles and her duty to herself. In this extraordinary novel, Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent tells the little-known story of Agnes Sorel, the first royal mistress, and takes us into the heart of a woman who knew that the possession of knowledge proves to be the ultimate power. Praise for The Queen of Four Kingdoms: Meticulously researched and powerfully evoked. (Philippa Gregory). Takes the reader to the heart of this glamorous, dangerous world, and holds them spellbound. I loved it. (Julian Fellowes). Riveting ...spellbinding. (Mail on Sunday). A page-turning blend of epic battles, betrayal, seduction and heroism. (Hello).

Agnes Sorel: Mistress of Beauty Press Reviews

'Takes the reader to the heart of this glamorous, dangerous world, and holds them spellbound. I loved it.' Julian Fellowes, creator, Downton Abbey, on The Queen of Four Kingdoms


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ISBN: 9781472119056
Publication date: 05/03/2015
Publisher: Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 06/11/2014
Publisher: Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
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ISBN: 9781472119056
Publication date: 5th March 2015
Author: HRH Princess Michael of Kent
Publisher: Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About HRH Princess Michael of Kent

Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent is the author of four previous books: The Serpent and the Moon: Two Rivals for the Love of a Renaissance King, Crowned in a Far Country: Portraits of Eight Royal Brides,Cupid and the King: Five Royal Paramours, and The Queen of Four Kingdoms. For more than twenty-five years, Her Royal Highness has pursued a successful career lecturing on historical topics. She lives with her husband, Prince Michael of Kent, in Kensington Palace in London.

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