After the death of her father in 1292, Joan becomes one of the greatest English heiresses of her generation. Book one of the Forgotten Women of History Series. She is forced to choose between her duty to her King and her loyalty to her husband.
Fortuna's Queen Forgotten Women of History Book 2Bailey Books #ad - In a world, and words are empty promises, where loyalty is for sale, she must find a way to survive - even if that means turning to her enemies. Navigating the narrow straits of desire and duty, her very life hangs in the balance as she tries to find the strength buried within her. Fact and fiction weave together to create the story of a woman overshadowed by her father, brother and finally, her husband.
Then Alexander perishes. Suddenly, she finds herself thrust forward onto the political stage as those around her struggle for power. She was his half-sister living the privileged life of a Macedonian Princess. Under the protective eye of Olympias she learned to see everyone as an enemy. Book two of the Forgotten Women of History Series.
Fortuna's Queen Forgotten Women of History Book 2 #ad - We were a doomed race. With our bloodstained hands we conquered, we loved and we fell. Thessaloniki lived in a time when Alexander the Great was racing across the known world conquering all in his path. Then a thracian soldier opened her heart to a new world: love. She had always lived by a set of strict rules: never disobey, and trust no one.
This is the tragic tale of a forgotten Princess who becomes a Queen trapped on fortune's wheel - destined to rise and fall.
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 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. 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.
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, with the powerful, attacked while on a barge passing under London Bridge, looming at every turn--friend or foe? Or what else?Eleanor, Simon de Montfort, caught in court intrigue, disturbing Baron, as the kingdom seems to slip away from her and Henry.
MY FAIR LADY: A Story of Eleanor of Provence, Henry III's Lost Queen Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 1 #ad - Eleanor in victory, de Montfort slain at Evesham by her son's mighty forces. But there is a price to pay. Eleanor, seeking peace after so many years of strife, a widow, a convent thought in Eleanor's time to be the final refuge of Queen Guinevere, ending her days in Amesbury Priory in the shadow of Stonehenge, whose legends the queen had ever loved.
Today, her gravesite obliterated, eleanor of Provence is lost to time, one of the lesser known English Queens, 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 Captive Princess: Eleanor Fair Maid of Brittany Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 3#ad - John now sits on the throne of england, something Eleanor and Arthur both resent, for they are the children of his elder brother, Geoffrey, and many men say their claim to England supersedes John's . Princess. 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, is held captive in England from that day forth, charged with no offence, her only crime her royal Plantagenet blood. 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.
The Captive Princess: Eleanor Fair Maid of Brittany Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 3 #ad - . 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. Marriage Prize.
The White Rose Rent: Katherine, Daughter of Richard III Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 4#ad - Days when it seemed a baseborn girl could reach dizzying heights. Days of happiness before her father took the crown, before her cousins Edward and Richard vanished from the Tower of London, before beautiful Elizabeth of York danced in gold at the Christmas Feast of 1484 and started rumours flying. The tudor Era has dawned.
Only fifteen years old, she fears her husband will put her aside due to her relationship to the deposed King. Frightened and alone, she recalls the events of her younger years, when Richard, Duke of Gloucester took her and her half-brother John to be raised at Sheriff Hutton Castle. Richard iii lies in a shallow grave at Greyfriars in Leicester and Henry Tudor sits upon an uneasy throne.
The White Rose Rent: Katherine, Daughter of Richard III Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 4 #ad - Richard's illegitimate daughter, wife of one year to William Herbert, Earl of Huntingdon, Katherine Plantagenet, struggles to find her path in the strange new world of Tudor England.
THE PRINCESS NUN: Mary, Daughter of Edward I Medieval Babes: Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 5#ad - It soon becomes obvious she is never going to make a good nun! Never forgetting that she is a princess by birth, living the high life at daddy's expense, the feisty gambler travels around England, and acquiring numerous other bad "habits" . Including being linked romantically to the Earl of Surrey, John de Warenne.
When her father the king becomes ill and dies, the crown goes to Mary's brother Edward II and the travelling nun attends his disastrous Coronation, rubbing shoulders with the hated Piers Gaveston. Leaving her wayward life behind, she retires to spending a quiet life in Amesbury Priory where she decides to have a chronicle written on the life of her family - a book that exists today.
THE PRINCESS NUN: Mary, Daughter of Edward I Medieval Babes: Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 5 #ad - For the first time, she is uneasy about the future. Sent into a convent at the age of six, Mary daughter of Edward I, decides to make the best of a bad situation.
The Lady Carey Royal Court Series#ad - The king will decide what is treason. These are words catherine Carey has heard before, and they’ve always led to the block. However, the illegitimate daughter of the King, when you are part of the great Howard family, and cousin to the future Queen of England, there is no place for you but court. Part of the royal Court Series which can be read as a standalone novel.
As a girl, anne boleyn, she saw her aunt, go to the scaffold. Now she might see yet another Queen suffer the same fate. To serve her mistress would be treason, to abandon her would mean the doom of a good lady. She finds her dreams changing from grandeur to the peaceful existence of a country life. She has to decide.
The Lady Carey Royal Court Series #ad - The king is becoming a monster, ready to turn on those he claimed to love. As a lady-in-waiting, Catherine sees first hand the danger of the Tudor court. She knows her duty is to serve her family, where competition corrupts any friendship, and where your family is ready to abandon you, but what about her heart and her conscience? In a world where any indiscretion can lead to death, Catherine must stay ahead of the ever-changing rules.
The Danish QueenCanelo Saga #ad - Andrews, is the sunday times number one bestselling author of over 34 sagas, who also writes as Lyn Andrews, 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.
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.
The Danish Queen #ad - Lynda M. 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. But her marriage to James I saw her become key to the legacy of the Stuarts. She was born and raised in Liverpool, which serves as the inspiration for many of her novels.
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. 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.
A teenage Anne was infatuated with her match.
To Crown A Rose Royal Court Series#ad - Sentenced to die as martyr her story would become legendary. Eclipsed first by her beautiful mother and then by her daughter — Frances Grey became known as a cruel mother. History does not always look kindly on those who failed and she is no exception. But before the fall there was her rise. This is the story of her beginnings.
Part of the royal Court Series which can be read as a standalone novel. She would be doomed to obscurity. But the tale of her mother is not so well-known. She was an ambitious woman who survived in turbulent times and sought to claim as much power for herself and her family as she could. The tragic tale of the lady Jane Grey — the Nine Day Queen is well known.
Mistress of the Maze: The Legend of Rosamund Clifford Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 2#ad - But a spurned queen is a dangerous foe…novel 57, from the author of My Fair Lady-Eleanor of Provence and I, 000 words, Richard Plantagenet . Rosamund clifford, one of the most famous royal mistresses of all time—concubine to Henry II, the first Plantagenet King. A young maiden ruled by a grasping father who will stop at nothing to promote his own cause with the King.
. Even using his daughter's beautiful face and enticing body to gain high favour. A fearful girl taken by a mysterious messenger from godstow nunnery to a Tower surrounded by a grotesque topiary labyrinth, where she must wait for the arrival of the master of the maze—not the Minotaur of ancient Greek myth but the bull-like Plantagenet King Henry.
Mistress of the Maze: The Legend of Rosamund Clifford Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 2 #ad - Drawn like a moth to a flame, she makes a terrible enemy, Rosamund soon grows to love the charismatic King…but when her love is reciprocated, Henry’s estranged wife, the powerful Eleanor of Aquitaine. When henry locks queen eleanor in Sarum castle and speaks of annulment, Rosamund thinks she has no more to fear from her rival.
Anne and Louis: Passion and Politics in Early Renaissance France Anne of Brittany Series Book 2Renaissance Editions #ad - Too bad he’s already married. As powerful and scheming italians arrive at the French court from Cesare Borgia to Niccolò Machiavelli, the feudal era gives way to the dawn of the Renaissance. Winner of the publishers Weekly 2018 BookLife Prize in the General Fiction category. A masterpiece that paints an extraordinary emotional and political vision of its times.
She will only accept louis’ offer to make her Queen of France once more on one condition: he must keep his hands off Brittany. Satisfying, educational, and hard to put down. Midwest book Review“Dramatically engrossing and historically searching. Kirkus reviewsanne, duchess of Brittany, is the love of King Louis XII of France’s life.
Anne and Louis: Passion and Politics in Early Renaissance France Anne of Brittany Series Book 2 #ad - Thrust into a world of turbulent political manoeuvring, can anne and louis' love stay strong as their duties put them at odds? Or will the reshaping of sixteenth-century Europe tear them apart?This gripping tale of a larger-than-life queen is the stand-alone Book Two of the Anne of Brittany Series, which can be read in any order.
While his annulment proceedings create europe’s most sensational scandal of 1498, King of France, Anne returns to Brittany to take back control of her duchy that her late husband, Charles VIII, had wrestled from her. At the young age of 21, anne is sovereign ruler of Brittany as well as Europe’s most wealthy widow.
If you're looking for a powerful tale with period-perfect detail, discover the story of Anne of Brittany today. With old social orders upended and powerful commoners clawing their way to the top, both Anne and Louis struggle to bring their respective realms into the modern age.