The Chosen Queen (Queens of Conquest #1)

12 December 2019 | By Joanna Courtney | Filed in: 11th century.

1066 A date that changed the course of history a date that changed her life forever Love should be free that is what Edyth Alfgarsdottir has always believed As a young girl she witnessed Earl Harold standing barefoot in his handfast marriage to the beautiful Lady Svana and has yearned for her

Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands

12 December 2019 | By Dan Jones | Filed in: 11th century.

A major new history of the Crusades with an unprecedented wide scope, told in a tableau of portraits of people on all sides of the wars, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Templars For than one thousand years, Christians and Muslims lived side by side, sometimes at peace and

1066 Turned Upside Down

12 December 2019 | By Joanna Courtney | Filed in: 11th century.

Ever wondered what might have happened if William the Conqueror had been beaten at Hastings Or if Harald Hardrada had won at Stamford Bridge Or if Edward the Confessor had died with an heir ready to take his place Then here is the perfect set of stories for you 1066 Turned Upside Down explores

The Wake

12 December 2019 | By Paul Kingsnorth | Filed in: 11th century.

In the aftermath of the Norman Invasion of 1066, William the Conqueror was uncompromising and brutal English society was broken apart, its systems turned on their head What is little known is that a fractured network of guerrilla fighters took up arms against the French occupiers In The Wake, a

Daughter of a Thousand Years

12 December 2019 | By Amalia Carosella | Filed in: 11th century.

Greenland, AD 1000 More than her fiery hair marks Freyd s as the daughter of Erik the Red her hot temper and fierce pride are as formidable as her Viking father s And so, too, is her devotion to the great god Thor, which puts her at odds with those in power including her own brother, the zealous

The Constant Queen (Queens of Conquest #2)

12 December 2019 | By Joanna Courtney | Filed in: 11th century.

You need not take England without me, Hari, because I will be your constant queen there with you there for you Elizaveta is princess of Kiev, but that doesn t stop her chasing adventure Defying conventions, she rides the rapids of the Dneiper alongside her royal brothers and longs to rule in

The Swan-Daughter (Daughters of Hastings, #2)

12 December 2019 | By Carol McGrath | Filed in: 11th century.

The Swan Daughter is a true 11th C tale of elopement and a love triangle by best selling author of The Handfasted Wife, Carol McGrath A marriage made in Heaven or Hell 1075 and Dowager Queen Edith has died Gunnhild longs to leave Wilton Abbey but is her suitor Breton knight Count Alan of Richmond

The Harrowing

12 December 2019 | By James Aitcheson | Filed in: 11th century.

Five strangers Five secrets No refuge No turning back In the aftermath of 1066, a Norman army marches through the North of England burning, killing and laying waste to everything in its path The Harrowing has begun As towns and villages fall to the invaders, five travellers fleeing the

The Conqueror's Queen (Queens of Conquest #3)

12 December 2019 | By Joanna Courtney | Filed in: 11th century.

A crown can be won, blood cannot be changed Mathilda of Flanders is furious at her father s choice of husband for her William of Normandy has a reputation as a rough warrior but after a violent start to their courtship Mathilda discovers him to be a man of unexpected sensitivity, driven by two

The Tale of Genji

12 December 2019 | By Murasaki Shikibu | Filed in: 11th century.

See an alternate cover edition here Written in the eleventh century, this portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world s first novel The Tale of Genji is a very long romance, running to fifty four chapters and describing the court life of Heian Japan, from the

Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy #1)

12 December 2019 | By Patricia Bracewell | Filed in: 11th century.

A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queen In 1002, fifteen year old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court,

I Am the Chosen King (Saxon #1)

12 December 2019 | By Helen Hollick | Filed in: 11th century.

In this beautifully crafted tale, Harold Godwinesson, the last Saxon King of England, is a respected, quick witted man both vulnerable and strong, honorable and loving and yet, in the end, only human After the political turmoil and battles leading up to 1066, we all know William the Conquerer takes

The Forever Queen (Saxon #2)

12 December 2019 | By Helen Hollick | Filed in: 11th century.

What kind of woman becomes the wife of two kings, and the mother of two Saxon England, 1002 Not only is thelred a failure as King, but his young bride, Emma of Normandy, soon discovers he is even worse as a husband When the Danish Vikings, led by Swein Forkbeard and his son, Cnut, cause a

Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland

12 December 2019 | By Susan Fraser King | Filed in: 11th century.

Refugee Queen Saint In eleventh century Scotland, a young woman strives to fulfill her destiny despite the risks .Shipwrecked on the Scottish coast, a young Saxon princess and her family including the outlawed Edgar of England ask sanctuary of the warrior king Malcolm Can, who shrewdly

The Pillow Book

12 December 2019 | By Sei Shōnagon | Filed in: 11th century.

The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon is a fascinating, detailed account of Japanese court life in the eleventh century Written by a lady of the court at the height of Heian culture, this book enthralls with its lively gossip, witty observations, and subtle impressions Lady Shonagon was an erstwhile

Lady Macbeth

12 December 2019 | By Susan Fraser King | Filed in: 11th century.

I am granddaughter to a king and daughter to a prince, a wife twice over, a queen as well I have fought with sword and bow, and struggled fiercely to bear my babes into this world I have loved deeply and hated deeply, too Lady Gruadh, called Rue, is the last female descendent of Scotland s most