Follett, Ken,

A column of fire / Ken Follett. - xiii, 751 pages ; 25 cm - Pillars of the Earth ; 3. . - Follet, Ken. : Pillars of the earth ; 3. .

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Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald. Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country’s first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions and invasion plans. Elizabeth knows that alluring, headstrong Mary Queen of Scots lies in wait in Paris. Part of a brutally ambitious French family, Mary has been proclaimed the rightful ruler of England, with her own supporters scheming to get rid of the new queen.

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Catholics--History--England--16th century--Fiction.
Queens--Great Britain--Fiction.

Kingsbridge (Devon, England)--Fiction.
Great Britain--History--Elizabeth, 1558-1603--Fiction.

Historical fiction.