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Princess Nest of Wales: Seductress of the English by [Maund, Kari]
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The daughter of one king and the lover of another; matriarch of a powerful dynasty and the cause of conflict and war: Nest, princess of Dyfed, became a legend. Through the years of the Norman invasion and conquest of South Wales, she was the friend, ally, confidant and temptress of kings, princes and barons. After the death in battle of her father, Rhys ap Tewdwr, the last king of South Wales, Nest was torn from family and country to grow up a hostage at the Norman court. Henry I made her his mistress and she bore him a lovechild, before giving her in marriage to Gerald of Windsor, the lord who ruled her father's former kingdom for the Normans. This might have won her the enmity of her Welsh compatriots, but Nest walked the tightrope of diplomacy with skill and care. Not only did her Welsh neighbours admire her - they desired her for themselves. When Owain ap Cadwgan, leader of the Welsh resistance, abducted her from her home under the nose of her husband and his guards, Henry I himself intervened, both to secure peace and to protect his former mistress from censure or punishment.

In this most fascinating of biographies, Kari Maund reveals Nest's role in one of the most exciting and dynamic periods of Welsh, Irish and English history. Her life provides a rare opportunity to explore the role of women in early Wales, and how a Welsh princess could control a Norman king...

About the Author

Kari Maund is a professional historian and writer, her other books include The Welsh Kings: Warriors, Warlords & Princes and The Four Musketeers both published by Tempus. She was born in Wales and now lives in Cambridge.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1197 KB
  • Print Length: 191 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (1 April 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0087GK4AU
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #747,022 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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