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The Reluctant Widow written by Georgette Heyer performed by Cornelius Garrett on CD (Unabridged)

The Reluctant Widow written by Georgette Heyer performed by Cornelius Garrett on CD (Unabridged)£44.99

Penniless Elinor is rather surprised at the carriage that meets her from the stage, and more so at the decayed grandeur of the house to which she's transported. Realising that there has been a case of mistaken identity she agrees to an audacious plan.

Empress - The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan written by Ruby Lal performed by Suzanne Toren on CD (Unabridged)

Empress - The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan written by Ruby Lal performed by Suzanne Toren on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781684412488
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  History
Duration:  540 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Ruby Lal
Narrator 1:  Suzanne Toren

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In 1611, thirty-four-year-old Nur Jahan, daughter of a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official, became the twentieth and favorite wife of the Emperor Jahangir, who ruled the vast Mughal Empire. An astute politician as well as a devoted partner, she issued imperial orders; coins of the realm bore her name.

When Jahangir was imprisoned by a rebellious nobleman, the Empress led troops into battle and ultimately rescued him.The only woman to acquire the stature of empress in her male-dominated world, Nur was also a talented dress designer and innovative architect whose work inspired her stepson's Taj Mahal.

Nur's confident assertion of talent and power is revelatory; it far exceeded the authority of her female contemporaries in Renaissance Europe, including Elizabeth I. Here, she finally receives her due in a deeply researched and evocative biography that awakens us to a fascinating history.

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