When her husband falls ill and is incapacitated, she has to learn to rule and lead an army in his stead. Eventually she must fight to save her adopted Mercia from the Vikings and, ultimately, her own brother. One family, two kingdoms, one common enemy. To be a queen was long-listed for hnsindie Book of the Year 2016 and has been awarded an indie BRAG Gold Medallion.
To Be A Queen #ad - This is the true story of aethelflaed, the ‘Lady of the Mercians’, daughter of Alfred the Great. She was the only female leader of an Anglo-Saxon kingdom. Born into the royal house of wessex at the height of the Viking wars, she is sent to her aunt in Mercia as a foster-child, only to return home when the Vikings overrun Mercia.
Alvar the Kingmaker#ad - Central to the story is Alvar, earl of Mercia. They must not discover alvar’s secret love for the wife of his deputy, who is in love with him and who harbours a dark secret of her own…Honoured with an IndieBRAG medallion and a Discovering Diamonds Special Award, and serve and protect the queen, whilst Alvar must keep her safe, this book has also been chosen as a Chill Books honouree and Book of the Month.
The story, and ends with the murder of another king, begins when the king is caught in bed with his wife and her mother, based on true events, a crime attributed to his stepmother, the queen. Ms whitehead knows her stuff - a must-read for anyone interested in the early Anglo-Saxon period” – Helen Hollick.
Alvar the Kingmaker #ad - Having helped king edgar to secure the throne, amid great unrest he must fight to clear the queen’s name, bring the country back from the brink of civil war, and stabilise the monarchy for Edgar’s son, Æthelred the Unready. He does this at great personal cost, banished, and his enemies will stop at little: Abbot Dunstan, recalled, and in no mood to forgive.
Bishop oswald, the ambitious foreigner who will let nothing stand in his way.
Cometh the Hour Tales of the Iclingas Book 1#ad - He is a pagan, he is a Mercian, and his name is Penda. By his side is a woman determined to escape her brutal past. Gold Medallion. She aids his struggle against his treacherous brother and their alliance founds a dynasty with the potential to end injustice and suppression, the family who ruled Mercia, and travels from Sutton Hoo to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and back to the buried treasure of Staffordshire, this is the first volume of the tales of the Iclingas, if only they can continue to stand together…A story that spans generations, fighting to avenge their kin and to keep their people free.
This book has been awarded an IndieB. R. A. G. The fourth, whose cousin and sister have been mistreated and whose friend has been slaughtered, watches, and waits. Three affect to rule with divine assistance. Four kings, connected by blood and marriage, vie for the mantle of overlord. In seventh-century england, a vicious attack sets in motion a war of attrition which will last for generations.
The Forest and The Flames The Chronicles of Matilda, Lady of Flanders Book 2#ad - Through bloodshed, battle and struggle will england be won, a prophesy is spoken, but even as Matilda rejoices for her new power, linking the fates of her children to the wailing voices and horrific images in dreams which come to haunt her. As matilda battles to save her children, in order to protect the lives, she finds she must stand against her own husband, and immortal souls, of her sons and daughters.
Through heartache, battle, discord, and the future of the house of Normandy, the fate of England, rebellion and slaughter, will be decided. The forest and the flames is book two in The Chronicles of Matilda, Lady of Flanders, by G. Matilda comes to understand that God is watching, and is not pleased with what He sees.
The Forest and The Flames The Chronicles of Matilda, Lady of Flanders Book 2 #ad - Lawrencethe author's thanks to julia gibbs, and the model featured on the cover, as well as Consuelo Parra, the artist who designed the cover, proof reader, Jaymasee, deviantart. William has won the battle of Hastings, but Saxon England does not wish to surrender to him as King. Autumn, 1066the Battle of Hastings is done.
As william sets england to flame, Matilda waits in Normandy for the time to come when she can claim her crown. The struggle for England begins. Matilda, lady of flanders, duchess of Normandy, rules as Regent of Normandy for her husband, Duke William.
MY FAIR LADY: A Story of Eleanor of Provence, Henry III's Lost Queen Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 1Herne's Cave #ad - Eleanor, looming at every turn--friend or foe? or what else?eleanor, with the powerful, caught in court intrigue, disturbing Baron, attacked while on a barge passing under London Bridge, Simon de Montfort, as the kingdom seems to slip away from her and Henry. Eleanor in victory, de Montfort slain at Evesham by her son's mighty forces.
A woman’s look at her own queenship and life and loves in the 13th century, at the time of the Second Barons Revolt. Eleanor of provence, bright, intelligent--married as a young girl to the much older Henry III, beautiful, King of England. A marriage surprisingly happy, with the king pouring wealth upon his young wife's relatives.
MY FAIR LADY: A Story of Eleanor of Provence, Henry III's Lost Queen Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 1 #ad - . Incurring the wrath of the Barons. Eleanor, devoted mother, who fought the will of the monks to stay in a monastery and nurse her sick son, the future Edward I. But there is a price to pay. Eleanor, a widow, seeking peace after so many years of strife, ending her days in Amesbury Priory in the shadow of Stonehenge, a convent thought in Eleanor's time to be the final refuge of Queen Guinevere, whose legends the queen had ever loved.
Today, her gravesite obliterated, one of the lesser known English Queens, Eleanor of Provence is lost to time, its whereabouts forgotten—one of the few English monarchs to have no known tomb. My fair lady is first person novel written from the viewpoint of Eleanor herself.
The First Queen of England: Lady Elfrida: England's First Queen#ad - Before anne boleyn stole the heart of a King and demanded marriage, another woman strove to wed an already married King of England. True to her husband’s wishes, nervous of her husband’s intentions, Elfrida pursues the King, but trusting them all the same. Edgar, has an acknowledged daughter and wife, has commanded his wife to seek out the King, a King at only 15 years old, Æthelwald, but the dying ealdorman, now in his early twenties.
The mercian brexit can be read as an introduction to The First Queen of England - offering an account of the very early days of king Edgar's reign form 955-957. The first queen of england part 2 and Part 3 now available - telling the continuing story of Lady Elfrida in late tenth century England. This is the story of Elfrida, who would become the first crowned Queen of England.
The First Queen of England: Lady Elfrida: England's First Queen #ad - England is united under edgar, but twenty years of uncertainty and a dwindling royal nursery, have left the royal family vulnerable to extinction. When the king tries to make her his concubine, only to find herself dreaming of the King, Elfrida refuses and withdraws from the court, desiring his touch and his presence.
When the king seeks her out once more, she willingly follows him back to his court and finds herself plunged into a world of politics and self-interest where her future happiness rests not only on the king loving her but also on the goodwill of others with much to play for at the King’s court. Bringing alive the characters of tenth century england; its young king, Æthelwine, bishop Æthelwold and oswald and the great women of the period, shining a welcome light on England’s first crowned queen, Lady Elfrida, The First Queen of England evokes tenth century England at its most enigmatic, a woman who would go on to accomplish much, but who must first steal the heart of an amorous King and earn her place at court, Lady Æthelflæd and Lady Wulfthryn, and Ælfhere; the great reforming religious figures of Archbishop Dunstan, Byrhtnoth, and overcome the obstacle of the outcome of not only the King’s second marriage, Edgar; its Ealdormen, but also his first.
Joan Forgotten Women of History Book 1Bailey Books #ad - In a time when women are subservient, she is raised by her mother to command. Book one of the Forgotten Women of History Series. When joan is married her husband's lust for power knows no bounds. Love, turmoil, and war. This is the story of joan de Geneville, wife to one of England's most infamous traitors: Roger Mortimer.
After the death of her father in 1292, Joan becomes one of the greatest English heiresses of her generation. Educated by her tutors, she becomes a formidable woman in her own right. She is forced to choose between her duty to her King and her loyalty to her husband.
Sense of Touch: Love and Duty at Anne of Brittany's CourtRenaissance Editions #ad - When the queen’s only living child falls ill, she remembers Nicole’s skill as a healer. The attraction between the two is immediate, but duty and honor bring their romance to an abrupt halt. In the mournful weeks that follow, fifteen-year-old Nicole St. Her family has money, she is the sole heir, but she is only noble on her dead mother's side.
If nicole’s healing sense of touch can save the royal child, will the queen reward her with the greatest desire of her heart—marriage to her one true love?Prequel to the Anne of Brittany Series of which Anne and Charles is Book One, Anne and Louis is Book Two, and Anne and Louis: Rulers and Lovers is Book Three.
Sylvain meets philippe de Bois, a young horse trainer breaking in one of the queen’s stallions. They work together to heal the horse’s infected hoof, then part ways. As the daughter of a wealthy but untitled merchant, Nicole exists in a precarious social position. A striking story of heartache and forbidden love, of women in the 15th century French court who fought with passion and determination for what they wanted.
Sense of Touch: Love and Duty at Anne of Brittany's Court #ad - Historical novel societyin july of 1497 Anne of Brittany, Queen of France, gives birth to a son. A 2018 topshelf indie book awards finalist for Women's Issues "A romance and an interesting novel about a little-known French queen. An arranged marriage to an established noble family will secure her future but dash any hope she has of a life with Philippe.
For readers of philippa gregory and Diana Gabaldon, a 2017 RONE Book Award finalist.
The Captive Princess: Eleanor Fair Maid of Brittany Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 3#ad - Arthur's desire for a crown leads the pair to ally with France and attack their aged grandmother in the castle of Mirabeau, a move that brings untold disaster to both. Beautiful eleanor, through the reign of two kings-never tried, the Pearl of Brittany, charged with no offence, is held captive in England from that day forth, her only crime her royal Plantagenet blood.
The Captive Princess: Eleanor Fair Maid of Brittany Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 3 #ad - Princess. Prisoner. Eleanor of brittany is sent to live in the household of her esteemed grandmother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and brought up expecting to be the bride of a powerful prince. But when the marriage proposed for her as part of richard Lionheart's ransom falls through and King Richard dies a few years later at Chalus, she is returned to her mother and her beloved younger brother Arthur in Brittany.
John now sits on the throne of england, for they are the children of his elder brother, Geoffrey, something Eleanor and Arthur both resent, and many men say their claim to England supersedes John's . Marriage Prize.
The Danish QueenCanelo Saga #ad - But her marriage to James I saw her become key to the legacy of the Stuarts. The danish queen tells the story of a woman who crossed the sea and found love and power, but was fated to watch the tragic demise of her children, all of whom were to be haunted by the tragic destiny of the Stuarts. It is a dramatic and enlightening account of the early years and marriage of a queen whose place in history is little known, and is perfect for fans of Anne O’Brien, Elizabeth Chadwick and Alison Weir.
Lynda M. A teenage Anne was infatuated with her match. How did a danish princess become the so-called first queen of Great Britain?Anne of Holstein is perhaps the least-known Queen Consort in Britain’s history. She now divides her time between Merseyside and the Isle of Man, where she has lived for several years.
The Danish Queen #ad - Andrews, who also writes as lyn andrews, is the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of over 34 sagas, and one of the top 100 bestselling authors in the UK. From her homeland of denmark, anne travelled to Scotland – a place she had heard tales about of ruthless and bloodthirsty people – and met her betrothed.
She was born and raised in Liverpool, which serves as the inspiration for many of her novels. They married and bore children, but as the Princess grew to womanhood in the turbulent court of Scotland, she was subject to the unpredictable behaviour of her husband. When queen elizabeth i died, james inherited the crown of England and was the first ruler to call himself ‘King of Great Britain’, and Anne the first queen.
The First Queen of England Part 2: Lady Elfrida: England's First Queen#ad - But the queen finds herself caught up in terse political intrigues, as England is threatened both from external Viking attack and internally from restless factionalism at Court, aggravated by questions about who will rule after the king. Even when she has accomplished all that she can for the king, a tragedy robs her of her joy and influence, and once more she must toil to retain her position as the first Queen of England and mother to the king’s heir.
This is the second part in the continuing story of Lady Elfrida, the first crowned Queen of England. The first queen of England Part 3 is now available. Lady elfrida is queen of England, her husband enamoured of her, and her supporters many and varied.