Based on real events recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Shadow on the Crown introduces readers to a fascinating, overlooked period of history and an unforgettable heroine whose quest to find her place in the world will resonate with ...
Author: Patricia Bracewell
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, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son. Determined to outmaneuver her adversaries, Emma forges alliances with influential men at court and wins the affection of the English people. But her growing love for a man who is not her husband and the imminent threat of a Viking invasion jeopardize both her crown and her life. Based on real events recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Shadow on the Crown introduces readers to a fascinating, overlooked period of history and an unforgettable heroine whose quest to find her place in the world will resonate with modern readers.
The first two novels in an epic series about Queen Emma of Normandy, set in 11th-century England when Vikings are on the brink of invasion.
Author: Patricia Bracewell
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
The first two novels in an epic series about Queen Emma of Normandy, set in 11th-century England when Vikings are on the brink of invasion. A standout series of seduction, war, betrayal and unrequited love from an outstanding new voice in historical fiction
Perhaps it was my ill fortune to come into the world under the shadow of the crown, and through all my days that shadow remained with me—my right to it; my
ability to capture it; my power to hold it. No child's arrival could have been more ...
Author: Jean Plaidy
Publisher: Broadway Books
As Henry VIII's only child, the future seemed golden for Princess Mary. She was the daughter of Henry's first queen, Katharine of Aragon, and was heir presumptive to the throne of England. Red-haired like her father, she was also intelligent and deeply religious like her staunchly Catholic mother. But her father's ill-fated love for Anne Boleyn would shatter Mary's life forever. The father who had once adored her was now intent on having a male heir at all costs. He divorced her mother and, at the age of twelve, Mary was banished from her father’s presence, stripped of her royal title, and replaced by his other children--first Elizabeth, then Edward. Worst of all, she never saw her beloved mother again; Katharine was exiled too, and died soon after. Lonely and miserable, Mary turned for comfort to the religion that had sustained her mother. In a stroke of fate, however, Henry's much-longed-for son died in his teens, leaving Mary the legitimate heir to the throne. It was, she felt, a sign from God--proof that England should return to the Catholic Church. Swayed by fanatical advisors and her own religious fervor, Mary made horrific examples of those who failed to embrace the Church, earning her the immortal nickname "Bloody Mary." She was married only once, to her Spanish cousin Philip II--a loveless and childless marriage that brought her to the edge of madness. With In the Shadow of the Crown, Jean Plaidy brings to life the dark story of a queen whose road to the throne was paved with sorrow.
Stephen Rayne, a boy abandoned by his parents at a young age, finds himself holding a strange black box on the day of his eighteenth birthday.
Author: Jesse Shaver
Publisher: Jesse Shaver
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Stephen Rayne, a boy abandoned by his parents at a young age, finds himself holding a strange black box on the day of his eighteenth birthday. A gift from his father and mother who now live in the world beyond the shadows of Earth. Without a say, Stephen is ripped away from his quiet life and thrust into the face of his father, the King’s, tyranny. Not knowing much about the world, he meets some friendly individuals that help show him the ropes. They inform him of his sister, Henna, who has been held captive by the King since her birth. A King that finds fun in burning down cities and towns. Now, Stephen has a choice to make. Save his sister and the strangers that he just met or try to find a way to run back home. Incredible powers and secrets lie around every corner. And he is absolutely terrified.
When I first started writing Shadow of the Crown, I knew I wanted to reveal more
about Nikki's background. In the first draft, I used flashbacks to tell the story of
Arnim and Nikki's past, but I found it dragged the story down. After all, readers
Author: Paul J Bennett
Publisher: Paul J Bennett
Treachery! Treason! Trolls? Fooled into thinking they are returning heroes, the entourage's royal welcome is cut short when they mysteriously collapse; all but Nikki, the one nobody trusted. Lady Nicole Arendale's past is shrouded in mystery, but it's slowly unravelling as secrets long buried are exposed, threatening everyone's future. Never one to rely on anyone's help, she has no choice but to return to her previous life if she has any hope of saving them. Set on a path she neither expected, nor wanted, they are running for their lives, searching for a safe haven in the midst of the coming storm. She could simply slip into the night, but something keeps her with them, yearning for a glimmer of hope. Driven to see this adventure through to the end, she must now choose; her future or theirs? Shadow of the Crown is the forth book in the Heir to the Crown fantasy series. If you like epic battle scenes, mythical races, and a captivating story, then you will love Paul J Bennett's tale of a rogue who turns the tables. Pick up your copy of Shadow of the Crown, and prepare for a day of reading! New to the series? Meet Gerald Matheson, the steadfast warrior in ‘Heir to the Crown: Book One, Servant of the Crown’, available in eBook & paperback. Other books in the series: Servant of the Crown Sword of the Crown Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past Heart of the Crown Coming soon: Fate of the Crown (Summer 2019) Burden of the Crown (Autumn 2019) Bearer of the Crown (Winter 2019)
The stressful wedding festivities are finally over, and Sisi and Franz Joseph can begin to navigate their lives together. However, fresh challenges await the newlywed couple. When Sisi, the Country Girl Empress, from the Bavarian Possenhofen became Emperor Franz Joseph's wife, she was only sixteen years old. The child-woman who is admired everywhere for her beauty and unaffectedness, and who feels most at home on top of a horse, soon realizes that the imperial throne is much more uncomfortable than a saddle, and that it is her highest duty to give birth to an heir. The young Empress finds a great and unfortunately indomitable opponent in her mother-in-law, the Archduchess Sophie, who not only harasses Sisi but also treats her like a child. No wonder that Sisi's duel with this overpowering opponent spans years, and gives her destiny a more and more tragic course, which the Empress seeks to escape with her never-ending search for happiness far away from the Viennese court. The political climate throughout 19th century Europe is precarious. Hungary demands its independence from Austria's rule, but the monarchy cannot afford the loss of Hungary's resources. Unable to get help from the French unless Austria attacks first, Sardinia provokes its neighbour with a series of military manoeuvers close to their border. As predicted, the Austrian government demands the complete demobilization of the Sardinian army. When the ultimatum is not heeded, Austria feels it has no other choice but to declare war on Sardinia, thus drawing France into the conflict. Meanwhile in Vienna, Archduchess Sophie attempts with all her might to teach her new daughter-in-law what it means to be a proper Empress, since the young woman insists on behaving like a tomboy. Even after giving birth twice, Sisi's standing at the imperial court does not improve, since the long-awaited Crown Prince has yet to arrive. Will the icy atmosphere at the Hofburg Palace, the almost inhumane protocol and the constant rules prove too much to bear for the young Empress?
Author: Christopher ReynoldsPublish On: 2015-03-06
Christopher Reynolds began an extensive study of Australian political history and the Australian Constitution when he was a senior professional staff member in the U.S. Congress in the 1980s.
Author: Christopher Reynolds
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Christopher Reynolds began an extensive study of Australian political history and the Australian Constitution when he was a senior professional staff member in the U.S. Congress in the 1980s. As someone who drafted and promoted legislation, he was interested in Australia’s complicated relationship with Britain as well as what it needs to change to promote democracy. Quoting authors from Aristotle to Thomas Jefferson, and a host of Australian authorities, Reynolds outlines Australia’s journey from being a dominion of the British Empire toward independence. He supports his findings by examining documents from British archives, Australian constitutional debates, as well as the constitutions of other nations that lead to the path of meaningful reform. Take a revealing journey through the history of Australian politics and consider a model of government based on involvement and interaction rather than conflict with In the Shadow of the Crown.
An Exposition and Demonstration of Short and Convenient Methods for
Determining the Shades and Shadows of Objects Illuminated by the
Conventional Parallel Rays; the ... The crown molding is used only on the slopes
of the pediment .
existed , she yet consulted a point of rank and position that would not lower her
own ; and Ramiso Felipe de Guzman , Duke of Medina de las Torres , who was
Lord High Chancellor of India , and Treasurer of the Crown of Arragon , received
Author: sir Thomas Henry Hall CainePublish On: 1885
And why not ? ' The constable was unmoved . * And what if I cannot ? ' asked
Willy . What then will happen ? ' · Outlawry ; and God send that that be all . ' And
what then ?! The confiscation to the Crown of these goods and chattels . ' How so
Crown 8vo , cloth extra , 55 . STRUTT'S SPORTS ANDPASTIMES OF THE
PEOPLE OF ENGLAND ; including the Rural and Domestic Recreations , May
Games , Mummeries , Shows , & c . , from the Earliest Period to the Present Time .
I will obtain the crown for my dear boy , in spite of all foes . Boabdil must not , he
shall not , wear the crown of the Moors upon his unworthy head . And now listen :
The success of my schemes depends upon you as much as upon me . You must
To crown the whole , Meta ' s brown - holland dress had a woful rent in it , and the
brim of her straw hat was flapping down , nearly torn from the crown . Margery , in
her scandalised feelings , rather wished the floor would come asunder and let ...
The lines of shadow of the whole arch are drawn and cut off at the shadow of the crown , the horizontal element at this point , finely - dotted hines Show
construction of with one edge semi - ellose ajeix by method described in 57 of the
wall in ...
Their attitude and aspect were the same ; Alike their features , and their robes of
white ; But one was crown'd with amaranth , as with flame , And one with
asphodels , like flakes of light . I saw them pause on their celestial way ; Then
said I , with ...
To crown the whole , Meta ' s brown - holland dress was wofully torn , and the
brim of her straw hat was almost separated from the crown . Meta caught sight of
Margery and flew to her . But not before Margery had made a sort of grab at the ...
This Ratification , which was in effect a Crown Charter , comprehended the
Forests of Badenoch and Kincardine , " with the haill rights , privileges , profits ,
and casualteys belonging to any fforest within the said kingdom . " The lands of ...
Author: William Forsyth
Category: Abernethy and Kincardine (Scotland : Parish)
THE SHADOW VISIBLE FROM THE THRONE . HIS planet moves through space
ens wathed with light . The radiance of the sun billows away to all quarters of
infinity . Behind the globe a shadow is projecting ; diminishing inAs deed , lost at
The glory of God which Stephen saw on the other side of the shadow of death
which was gathering around him , is still there . The crown which Paul anticipated
, he tells us expressly , belongs equally to all who love the Lord ' s appearing .