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The King Must Die
The King Must Die
by N. Gemini Sasson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.87

5.0 out of 5 stars The Battle between Richard the Second & his Queen, Isabelle to rule England., 7 Nov 2013
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The story of Richard the Second is often overlooked but is an important period of English History. The strong characters of Richard's
Queen, Isabelle, and her lover, Roger Mortimer carry the story through to the accession of Edward the Third. The mystery of the fate of Richard the Second is given a plausible explanation. The story also shows the development of Edward's strong character which made him one of England's greatest Kings.


The King's Grace
The King's Grace
by Anne Easter Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.24

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5.0 out of 5 stars Story of the unknown daughter of Edward IV, 20 May 2012
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Well written and fascinating story of the life of the illegitimate daughter of Edward IV. Grace shows spirit and courage in the face of discrimination and political intrigue. She begrudgingly becomes companion to Edward's mother, Elizabeth Woodville, but they develop a friendship which lasts until Elizabeth's death and Grace accompanies her body to its final resting place.
An excellent account of a previously little recognised character caught in the tumult of the Wars of the Roses.


Lords Of The White Castle
Lords Of The White Castle
by Elizabeth Chadwick
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from the best mediaeval story teller, 20 May 2012
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In this 600+ page read we are re-introduced to Fulke Fitzwarin and his continuing fight to regain his family's home which had been given to a rival by Henry II. The lifelong vindictive feud between Fulke & King John and its effect on wider family and friends shows the harsh, exhausting and relentlessly wearing life of an 'outlaw' in 13th century England. The vivid, realistic descriptions of journeys through forests and mountains, as pursued and pursuer, are gripping. Fulke's wife Maude shows the strong, proud spirit which many noble women had to utilise to protect their homes & family in the absence of their menfolk.
The mix of historical fact with fictional interpretation brings all the characters to life and the reader wills the Fitzwarin cause to succeed, but does it....? This book is a must read.


Shields of Pride
Shields of Pride
by Elizabeth Chadwick
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.79

4.0 out of 5 stars A gripping detail of mediaeval life, 20 May 2012
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Although this is not, in my opinion, one of Elizabeth Chadwicks 'greats' the story is detailed and gripping.
She pays attention to the facts of everyday living in 12th century England under a continuous threat of attack from either side in the on-going battle for power.


The Scarlet Lion (William Marshal)
The Scarlet Lion (William Marshal)
by Elizabeth Chadwick
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.27

5.0 out of 5 stars Mediaeval Hero brought to life in gripping detail, 10 Mar 2012
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Following A Place Beyond Courage and The Greatest Knight, this book continues the story of William Marshall, a true English hero. The book is full of historical facts of the 12th Century which are often overlooked, including Civil War and the signing of Magna Carta. The politics and court plottings of the day are brought to life and intertwined with William & his wife Isabelles' family life.
Elizabeth Chadwick writes in a way that is truly gripping and I found this book hard to put down. She is definitely one of the top writers of Mediaeval Historical Fiction and I recommend her books to any other 'history buffs' out there.


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