Queen of ambition : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's court / Fiona Buckley.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Ursala is sent to get a job in a Cambridge pie shop that may be the center of a plot against Queen Elizabeth.
    • ISBN:
      0743202643
      9780743202640
    • Accession Number:
      2001049558
    • Accession Number:
      ocm47973360
      47973360
    • Accession Number:
      fay.526938
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BUCKLEY, F. Queen of ambition : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I’s court. [s. l.]: Scribner, 2002. ISBN 0743202643. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526938. Acesso em: 27 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Buckley F. Queen of Ambition : An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I’s Court. Scribner; 2002. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526938. Accessed January 27, 2020.
    • APA:
      Buckley, F. (2002). Queen of ambition : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I’s court. Scribner. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526938
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Buckley, Fiona. 2002. Queen of Ambition : An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I’s Court. Scribner. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526938.
    • Harvard:
      Buckley, F. (2002) Queen of ambition : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I’s court. Scribner. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526938 (Accessed: 27 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Buckley, F 2002, Queen of ambition : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I’s court, Scribner, viewed 27 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Buckley, Fiona. Queen of Ambition : An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I’s Court. Scribner, 2002. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526938.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Buckley, Fiona. Queen of Ambition : An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I’s Court. Scribner, 2002. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526938.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Buckley F. Queen of ambition : an Ursula Blanchard mystery at Queen Elizabeth I’s court [Internet]. Scribner; 2002 [cited 2020 Jan 27]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526938

Reviews

Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 November 2001

/*Starred Review*/ Although it seems unlikely that a lady-in-waiting in the court of Queen Elizabeth could function as spy and secret agent, Buckley's series, which centers on two highly intelligent and guileful women--Elizabeth and her trusted servant, Ursula Blanchard--makes it seem not only credible but highly desirable. The result is a series of history mysteries that illuminates the court corner of the Elizabethan world, both through Ursula's detective skills and, especially, through her brisk commentary on all that surrounds her. In this, the fifth Ursula Blanchard story, the semiretired lady-in-waiting (the queen's favor has brought Ursula extensive landholdings around a comfortably refurbished abbey in Sussex) is again summoned to court in the summer of 1564. Sir William Cecil is concerned about a student entertainment planned for Queen Elizabeth during the upcoming Royal Progress to Cambridge. Is this event a "mousetrap" designed to catch, not the conscience, but the very life of the queen? The time is especially fraught with danger, because Elizabeth's presence in Cambridge, the birthplace of Protestantism, signals her choice in the religious division gripping England and Scotland. Ursula's role is to be a harbinger, an advance person for the queen, and work in a pie shop frequented by Cambridge students. There she discovers that a student has died under suspicious circumstances and that the pie shop echoes with plots against the queen. Riveting social history in an exciting mystery setting. ((Reviewed November 1, 2001)) Copyright 2001 Booklist Reviews

LJ Reviews 2002 February #1

In her fifth outing (after To Ruin a Queen), Ursula Blanchard investigates a young man's death, convinced that it is connected to a seemingly innocent student prank that could endanger Queen Elizabeth. Good historical background and affecting personal detail make this another winner. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

PW Reviews 2001 November #2

Ursula Blanchard, lady-in-waiting and espionage agent to Queen Elizabeth I, shows her usual flare in dealing with murder and intrigue in Buckley's fifth engrossing Elizabethan mystery (after 2000's To Ruin a Queen). In the early summer of 1564, Ursula is at Withysham, her country manor house, where she and her eight-year-old daughter are waiting for the plague to end in France so that they may join her husband at their home in the Loire Valley. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth is preparing a Royal Progress to Cambridge University. Ordered to court earlier than expected, Ursula learns that the queen's Secretary of State, Sir William Cecil, is fearful about a student play to be presented to the queen just after she enters the town and greets the public. Ursula and her good friend, Rob Henderson, are sent ahead to investigate. Going undercover in her housekeeper's dress, Ursula takes a job at the pie shop frequented by Cambridge students and across the street from where the play is to be performed. A student death, complicated ciphers and a runaway wife make for a suspenseful story. As in previous novels in the series, the author expertly blends historical fact and fiction. Although the conclusion may not satisfy some readers and minor characters are merely names, the challenging plot and winning heroine will satisfy existing historical fans and should attract new ones. (Jan. 3) FYI: Fiona Buckley is the pseudonym of British author Valerie Anand. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.