To Shield the Queen (Ursula Blanchard #1)
In this compelling debut of her historical mystery series, Fiona Buckley introduces Ursula Blanchard, a widowed young mother who has become lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I. Armed with a sharp eye, dangerous curiosity, and uncanny intelligence, Ursula pledges...
To Shield the Queen
Rumor has linked Queen Elizabeth I to her master of horse, Robin Dudley. As gossip would...more
I liked the book, not rocket science or extremely emotionally compelling but it was interesting and got pretty good at the end. I will definitely read the next in the series.
When Ursula arrives in court it is common knowledge that the Queen and Robert Dudley, her Mast ...more
Buckley, Fiona – 1st of series
Pocket Books, 1978- Paperback
Mistress Ursula Blanchard, a new member to the court of Elizabeth I, has been asked to stay with Robin Dudley's ailing wife Amy. There are rumors that Dudley is trying to kill Amy to clear his way for a possible marriage to Elizabeth I. But when Amy dies of a broken neck and Ursula sends a letter to court with her man John, who is brutally killed, Ursula is determined to find the ...more
To Shield the Queen is about Ursula Blanchard whom after her husband dies decides to become one of the Queen Eliabeth's maidservants (circa 1560). While in her service, Ursula is sent to help protect the Queen's lover's wife from a plot of being murdered. Unfortunately fate has already played it's hand and Ursula is driven by another mission to help solve a different plot of sorts. Distracted by her own soon-to-be lover, U ...more
To supplement Ursula's meager income, the Queen's Se ...more
So when the library had the audio for this, I gave it a go. Gotta say I loved it. Whether because it was audio verses the book I am not sure. The reader did a wonderful j ...more
My first foray into this genre of historical fiction. I have never read Phillipa Gregory or any of the other big ones. Hard to keep track of who's who in the time of Elizabeth I!