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Lords Of The White Castle

Lords of the White Castle PDF
Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 146684566X
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 624
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Westminster, 1184-- in the court of King Henry, playful competition is about to turn into something far more serious. Young courtier Fulke FitzWarin would not be an obvious companion for Prince John, but the boy from the Welsh Marches is there as a reward for his family's loyalty to the crown. The FitzWarins are as proud as they are true, and when Fulke is accused by John of cheating during a game of chess, he cannot help but respond. Thus begins a bitter rivalry that will resonate throughout their lives. The FitzWarins dream of reclaiming their family estate and title, Lords of the White Castle. After this quarrel with Fulke, however, John's vindictiveness leads to Fulke renouncing his allegiance and becoming a rebel outlaw. In romance, too, Fulke is no closer to fulfilling his heart's desire. A youthful dalliance means nothing compared to his love for the spirited Maude le Vavasour, but marriage in medieval England is more about alliance than about love, and Fulke can only watch helplessly as Maude's father arranges a more suitable match. After all, what can Fulke offer Maude apart from a lifetime on the run.... With all the intrigue and pageantry that bring the twelfth century vividly to life, this award-winning novelist spins us an irresistible tale of a deadly rivalry and an impossible love.

The Winter Mantle

The Winter Mantle PDF
Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466845686
Size: 63.87 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 512
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Normandy 1067---William may have conquered England, but it is a conquest of a different kind that one English earl has in mind. Fresh from his defeat of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings, William of Normandy has returned home in triumph, accompanied by the English nobles he cannot trust to leave behind. For Waltheof of Huntington, however, rebellion is not at the forefront of his thoughts. From the moment he catches sight of Judith, daughter of the King's formidable sister, he knows he has found his future wife. When Waltheof saves Judith's life, it is clear that the attraction is mutual. But marriage has little to do with love in medieval Europe. When William refuses to let the couple wed, Waltheof joins forces with his fellow rebels in an uprising against the King. William brutally crushes the rebellion, but realizes that Waltheof cannot be ignored. Marrying him to his niece, he decides, is the perfect way to keep him in check. But is the match between the Saxon earl and Norman lady made in heaven or hell? As their children grow, Waltheof and Judith must choose between their feelings for each other and older loyalties. At the same time, the reputation of Waltheof's Norman acquaintance Simon de Senlis continues to flourish. The son of William's chamberlain, he shares a special bond with Waltheof, who rescued him from being trampled by a horse when he was a squire. Now Simon enjoys the confidence of both the King and the rebel earl. And when tension between the two ignites once more, it is Simon who is set to reap the reward. Based on an astonishing true story of honor, treachery, and love, The Winter Mantle is historical fiction at its very best, reaching from the turbulent reign of William the conqueror to the high drama of the Crusades.

The Outlaw Knight

The Outlaw Knight PDF
Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402274637
Size: 59.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 576
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"The 12th century comes to life as Chadwick weaves a tale of betrayal, deceit and intrigue..." —RT Book Reviews A Deadly Rival. An Ancient Family Dispute. An Impossible Love. He should have known better than to fight with the future King John. Ruthless and feared, John is not one to forget or forgive. But Fulke FitzWarin couldn't help himself, and now the vindictive John has insured that Fulke will never become lord of the castle he loves. Instead of accepting his fate, Fulke rebels. He begins an affair with Maude Walter, the wealthy widow desired by John himself. Negotiating a maze of deceit, treachery, and shifting alliances, Fulke's route to success is blocked at every turn. And when the turmoil of the Magna Carta rebellion combines with a shocking tragedy, everything Fulke has fought for is thrown into the path of destruction. "A star back in Britain, Elizabeth Chadwick is finally getting the attention she deserves here."—USA Today "The best writer of medieval fiction currently around."—Richard Lee, founder and publisher, Historical Novel Society

For The King S Favor

For the King s Favor PDF
Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402244517
Size: 18.84 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 544
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A Bittersweet Tale of Love, Loss, and the Power of Royalty When Roger Bigod arrives at King Henry II's court to settle a bitter inheritance dispute, he becomes enchanted with Ida de Tosney, young mistress to the powerful king. A victim of Henry's seduction and the mother of his son, Ida sees in Roger a chance to begin a new life. But Ida pays an agonizing price when she leaves the king, and as Roger's importance grows and he gains an earldom, their marriage comes under increasing strain. Based on the true story of a royal mistress and the young lord she chose to marry, For the King's Favor is Elizabeth Chadwick at her best. "The best writer of medieval fiction currently around." -Richard Lee , Historical Novel Society "An author who makes historical fiction come gloriously alive." -Times of London "Everyone who has raved about Elizabeth Chadwick as an author of historical novels is right." -Devourer of Books Blog "I rank Elizabeth Chadwick with such historical novelist stars as Dorothy Dunnett and Anya Seton." -Sharon Kay Penman, New York Times bestselling author of Devil's Brood

Die Braut Des Ritters

Die Braut des Ritters PDF
Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 364116446X
Size: 69.62 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : de
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England, 1184. Fulke FitzWarin wird als Schildknappe an den Hof von König Henry gesandt. Doch eine Schachpartie, die Prinz John gegen Fulke verliert, wird zum Auslöser einer lebenslangen Rivalität: Der junge Knappe muss den Königshof verlassen. In Theobald Walter findet Fulke zum Glück einen gerechteren Herrn. Doch er gerät in seelische Bedrängnis, als er erfährt, dass die zauberhafte Maud le Vavasour Theobald heiraten wird. Als dieser stirbt, erhält Fulkes Liebe eine zweite Chance, nur – was kann er der schönen Maud bieten, nachdem der inzwischen zum König gekrönte John ihn für vogelfrei erklärt hat?

The Falcons Of Montabard

The Falcons of Montabard PDF
Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466845589
Size: 44.46 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 480
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Barfleur, 1120. Sabin FitzSimon, bastard son of an earl, has acquired a reputation for wildness and trouble only matched by his abilities as a warrior. But when he is caught seducing the King's favorite mistress, not even his fighting skills can save him. Beaten by the King's soldiers and left behind in the Norman port, it seems that his notoriety has finally gotten the better of him. Upon his eventual return to England, Sabin is given the opportunity to rebuild his career and salvage his reputation: The knight Edmund Strongfist is leaving for the Holy Land to offer his sword and services to the King of Jerusalem, and he wants Sabin to join him. Accompanying Strongfist is his young, beautiful, convent-educated daughter Annais. Sabin, he warns, is to keep away from her. Being grateful for the chance that Strongfist has given him, Sabin does so, but not without a feeling of regret as he observes her spirit and courage, and enjoys her beautiful harp playing. The Holy Land brings its own shares of trials for Sabin. If he succeeds in keeping his distance from Annais, he has less success with Strongfist's new wife, and the consequences prove to be painful. The land is suffering from constant warfare and following the capture of the King, Sabin is forced to take command of the fortress of Montabard and marry its recently widowed chatelaine. Now there is all to play for...and all to lose.

Lord Kilgobbin

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Author: Charles James Lever
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Languages : en
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A Generall Historie Of The Netherlands With The Genealogie And Memorable Acts Of The Earls Of Holland Zeeland And West Friseland From Thierry Of Aquitaine The First Earle Successively Unto Philip The Third King Of Spain Continued Unto 1608 Out Of The Best Authors That Have Written Of That Subject By E Grimeston I E Translated And Compiled By Him From J F Petit E Demetrius Van Meteren And Others

A Generall Historie of the Netherlands  with the genealogie and memorable acts of the Earls of Holland  Zeeland  and West Friseland  from Thierry of Aquitaine the first Earle  successively unto Philip the Third  King of Spain  Continued unto     1608  out of the best authors that have written of that subject  by E  Grimeston  i e  translated and compiled by him from J  F  Petit  E  Demetrius Van Meteren and others   PDF
Author: Edward GRIMSTONE
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