The Agincourt Bride

  • by Joanna Hickson
  • Narrated by Catherine Harvey
  • 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The epic story of the queen who founded the Tudor dynasty, told through the eyes of her loyal nursemaid. Perfect for fans of Philipa Gregory.
Her beauty fuelled a war. Her courage captured a king. Her passion would launch the Tudor dynasty.

When her own first child is tragically still-born, the young Mette is pressed into service as a wet-nurse at the court of the mad king, Charles VI of France. Her young charge is the princess, Catherine de Valois, caught up in the turbulence and chaos of life at court. Mette and the child forge a bond, one that transcends Mette’s lowly position.
But as Catherine approaches womanhood, her unique position seals her fate as a pawn between two powerful dynasties. Her brother, The Dauphin and the dark and sinister, Duke of Burgundy will both use Catherine to further the cause of France. Catherine is powerless to stop them, but with the French defeat at the Battle of Agincourt, the tables turn and suddenly her currency has never been higher. But can Mette protect Catherine from forces at court who seek to harm her or will her loyalty to Catherine place her in even greater danger?

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What the Critics Say

"The sense of period is terrific - filled with characters about whom I cared enormously." (Barbara Erskine)
"Superb…a real find." (The Bookseller)

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Customer Reviews

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Couldn't put it down

Would you consider the audio edition of The Agincourt Bride to be better than the print version?

Don't know


Who was your favorite character and why?

Mette, for the empathy vote, poor person made good with wisdom and compassion thrown in


What about Catherine Harvey’s performance did you like?

Yes, very good.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, when Mette discovered that her husband had not survived.


Any additional comments?

Very good book. I felt transported to the Middle Ages. Loved it.

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- T P Stephenson

Great book - shame it finishes so early!

I really enjoyed reading this book - it has detailed coverage of Katherine of Valois early life in France & goes up to Agincourt. Wanted it to continue to cover Henry V death, her widowhood & her subsequent affair/marriage with Owen Tudor & am hoping there is a Part 2 as it is leaving me hanging a bit. Worth a read though despite this although if you want a complete history, it's worth reading Vanora Bennett's Blood Royal which covers all of Katherine's life.
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- Mrs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited