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Child of the Pheonix. By Barbara Erskine.
on 17 March 2018
I read this book many years ago, but the first time on Kindle and what a joy it was to be transported back in history. I believe that Llewelyn and Joan's daughter Elen did marry John the Scot but didn't have children. Maybe her youth and his poor health was the reason for this. Perhaps her marriage to Robert de Quincy was so quick because they loved each other and they married before another husband could be found for Elen. She went on to have at least two daughters, Joanna de Bohun and Hawisa de Wake who was an ancestor if Joan if Kent and maybe Anne who became a nun. Elen of Fife/Mar, I suspect was another Elen. She was such an important lady being the ancestor of The Stewarts and to our own Queen, and yet all we know of her is that she lived. We know nothing of her roots. So similar to her great granddaughter, Isobel of Buchan. The book Miss. Erskine has written was beautifully done taking through wild Wales, through England of the Plantagenets and then onto the beauty of Scotland with all the history that goes with it. Anyone that enjoys this period of history will love this beautifully told story.