The King’s Mother: Lady Elfrida: England’s First Queen

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#ad - Raised in the shadow of a strange little building and told from a very young age that it housed the bones of the long-dead kings of Mercia, it's little wonder that my curiosity in the Anglo-Saxons ran riot. Resentful of her continuing influence, Lady Elfrida faces banishment from Court with both fierce determination and acquiescence.

The king's mother is the first part of a trilogy. Suggested reading order:the king's MotherThe Queen DowagerOnce A QueenPraise for The King's Mother. An excellent read about a strong, intelligent woman!!" Amazon Reviewer"Loved every minute of the series couldn't put it down. Amazon reviewer"porter manages to create a lifetime story out of a few charters and genealogies.

You've been warned!Find me at www. Mjporterauthor. Com and @coloursofunison on twitter. The king’s mother is the story of a woman who has been censured by history as both a whore and a murderer but was neither. The widowed Lady Elfrida has achieved the impossible. While many blame the king’s mother, she looks to two rival noblemen as the real perpetrators.

The King's Mother: Lady Elfrida: England's First Queen #ad - Even with the reappearance of an unwelcome enemy on england’s shores, who attack and threaten the safety and security of England, Viking warriors, and specifically, the young king, the two noblemen are far from resigned to Lady Elfrida’s power. As her son takes the final steps to become king in actions as well as name, she’s increasingly isolated by the deaths of allies and the scheming ways of others, including the king.

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The Queen Dowager: Lady Elfrida: England's First Queen The King's Mother Book 2

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#ad - Six years of political ostracism has brought Lady Elfrida low. Amazing!!!" amazon reviewer"Such a good insight to the time and people and the real game of thrones. Amazon reviewerabout the authori'm an author of fantasy viking age/dragon themed and historical fiction Anglo-Saxon, Vikings and the British Isles as a whole before the Norman Conquest, born in the old Mercian kingdom at some point since the end of Anglo-Saxon England.

Desperate to be welcomed back to court, she risks all to make an ally of England’s Viking enemy. No woman had ever held so much power and lost it on the whim of her son, the king. I can only blame my parents!I write A LOT. Raised in the shadow of a strange little building and told from a very young age that it housed the bones of the long-dead kings of Mercia, it's little wonder that my curiosity in the Anglo-Saxons ran riot.

The Queen Dowager: Lady Elfrida: England's First Queen The King's Mother Book 2 #ad - Forever. The queen dowager is the second part of a trilogy. Suggested reading order:the king's MotherThe Queen DowagerOnce A QueenPraise for The King's Mother. An excellent read about a strong, intelligent woman!!" Amazon Reviewer"Loved every minute of the series couldn't put it down. Amazon reviewer"porter manages to create a lifetime story out of a few charters and genealogies.

You've been warned!

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Once a Queen: Lady Elfrida: England's First Queen The King's Mother Book 3

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#ad - Amazing!!!" amazon reviewer"Such a good insight to the time and people and the real game of thrones. Amazon reviewerabout the authori'm an author of fantasy viking age/dragon themed and historical fiction Anglo-Saxon, Vikings and the British Isles as a whole before the Norman Conquest, born in the old Mercian kingdom at some point since the end of Anglo-Saxon England.

But she must face one more trial to ensure the future of England. And this one might just be impossible to surmount for England’s first queen, dowager queen, and now, the grandmother of the future of the House of Wessex. Suggested reading order:the king's MotherThe Queen DowagerOnce A QueenPraise for The King's Mother.

Once a Queen: Lady Elfrida: England's First Queen The King's Mother Book 3 #ad - An excellent read about a strong, intelligent woman!!" Amazon Reviewer"Loved every minute of the series couldn't put it down. Amazon reviewer"porter manages to create a lifetime story out of a few charters and genealogies. I can only blame my parents!I write A LOT. Raised in the shadow of a strange little building and told from a very young age that it housed the bones of the long-dead kings of Mercia, it's little wonder that my curiosity in the Anglo-Saxons ran riot.

Tasked with raising her grandchildren, Lady Elfrida understands the honour her son has endowed her with, even while it forces her to stay distant from the day to day running of the court. Thelred, england is still a too tempting target for raiders keen to make their fortune, free of all meddling influences from his youth, and Æthelred, takes steps to undo his childish mistakes, even now, but despite the success of the peace accord with King Olaf of Norway, is not the warrior king his father was.

As the years' pass, not diminished, lady Elfrida appreciates that her power and influence has grown, as she holds the key to the future in the shape of her grandsons and granddaughters.

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The First Queen of England Part 2: Lady Elfrida: England's First Queen: The Tenth Century

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#ad - Interesting journey into pre-Norman Conquest England. Amazon reviewermeet the authorm j porter is an author of historical fiction Early English/Viking and fantasy. This is a really well-written book, based on sound research and good knowledge of the historical context of the story. Amazon Reviewer"M. J. But the queen finds herself caught up in terse political intrigues, as England is threatened both from external Viking attack and internally from restless factionalism at Court, aggravated by questions about who will rule after the king.

I love my history favourite authors Jean Plaidy & Philippa Gregory I think anyone who wants to start reading some history stories could not go wrong starting with this book. Amazon reviewer"the first queen Of England’ is the first instalment of Elfrida’s story. Lady elfrida is queen of England, her husband enamoured of her, and her supporters many and varied.

The First Queen of England Part 2: Lady Elfrida: England's First Queen: The Tenth Century #ad - Elfrida is a sympathetic character and the reader looks to see her have a good outcome as the story unfolds. Porter definitely did her research homework, which is challenging when it comes to writing about an age before printing presses and widespread book distribution. Her genaeology and succession charts in the back are especially informative.

Even when she has accomplished all that she can for the king, a tragedy robs her of her joy and influence, and once more she must toil to retain her position as the first Queen of England and mother to the king’s heir. Suggested reading orderthe mercian brexit short storythe first queen of englandthe first queen of england Part 2The First Queen of England Part 3The King's MotherThe Queen DowagerOnce A QueenPraise for The First Queen of England"I am still reading this book - but it is a great read so far and the fact that it takes you back before the Norman Conquest makes it more interesting.

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The First Queen of England Part 3: Lady Elfrida: England's First Queen: The Tenth Century

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#ad - Her genaeology and succession charts in the back are especially informative. Lady elfrida, the first crowned Queen of England, has cemented her position both as queen and wife to the king, Edgar. Interesting journey into pre-Norman Conquest England. Amazon reviewermeet the authorm j porter is an author of historical fiction Early English/Viking and fantasy.

I love my history favourite authors Jean Plaidy & Philippa Gregory I think anyone who wants to start reading some history stories could not go wrong starting with this book. Amazon reviewer"the first queen Of England’ is the first instalment of Elfrida’s story. J. Elfrida is a sympathetic character and the reader looks to see her have a good outcome as the story unfolds.

The First Queen of England Part 3: Lady Elfrida: England's First Queen: The Tenth Century #ad - I write a lot, you've been warned. Find me @coloursofunison or at www. Mjporterauthor. Com or at www. Earlofmercia. Wordpress. Com where i blog about books and films and sometimes, writing! This is a really well-written book, based on sound research and good knowledge of the historical context of the story.

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The First Queen of England: Lady Elfrida: England's First Queen: The Tenth Century

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#ad - Her genaeology and succession charts in the back are especially informative. Edgar, but the dying ealdorman, has an acknowledged daughter and wife, a King at only 15 years old, Æthelwald, has commanded his wife to seek out the King, now in his early twenties. Interesting journey into pre-Norman Conquest England.

Amazon reviewermeet the authorm j porter is an author of historical fiction Early English/Viking and fantasy. Before anne boleyn stole the heart of a King and demanded marriage, another woman strove to wed an already married King of England. When the king tries to make her his concubine, only to find herself dreaming of the King, Elfrida refuses and withdraws from the court, desiring his touch and his presence.

The First Queen of England: Lady Elfrida: England's First Queen: The Tenth Century #ad - When the king seeks her out once more, she willingly follows him back to his court and finds herself plunged into a world of politics and self-interest where her future happiness rests not only on the king loving her but also on the goodwill of others with much to play for at the King’s court. Bringing alive the characters of tenth century england; its young king, and Ælfhere; the great reforming religious figures of archbishop dunstan, bishop Æthelwold and Oswald and the great women of the period, but who must first steal the heart of an amorous King and earn her place at court, Byrhtnoth, Æthelwine, Lady Æthelflæd and Lady Wulfthryn, and overcome the obstacle of the outcome of not only the King’s second marriage, Edgar; its Ealdormen, a woman who would go on to accomplish much, Lady Elfrida, shining a welcome light on England’s first crowned queen, The First Queen of England evokes tenth century England at its most enigmatic, but also his first.

I write a lot, you've been warned. Find me @coloursofunison or at www. Mjporterauthor.

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THE PRINCESS NUN: Mary, Daughter of Edward I Medieval Babes: Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 5

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#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. 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.

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" . 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.

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Kingmaker: England: The Tenth Century

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#ad - Her mother won’t even allow her to be alone with him before their wedding. But an old man will not live forever. He also hopes to claim Mercia as his own. It took me 3 days to read this book, I had difficulty putting it down. Amazon reviewer"this brilliant fictional -, or maybe true - account about events in England's dark ages gripped me for hours.

Amazon reviewer"i loved the historical background and the way the Author describes scenes. That he’s the son of king alfred, the man credited with saving Wessex from the Viking Raiders adds no mystique to him at all. Many say he’s handsome, but Eadgifu knows they speak of the man twenty years ago. I write a lot, you've been warned.

Kingmaker: England: The Tenth Century #ad - Find me @coloursofunison or at www. Mjporterauthor. Com or at www. Earlofmercia. Wordpress. Com where i blog about books and films and sometimes, writing! This is the tenth century in Anglo-Saxon England between the reigns of Alfred the Great, and Æthelred the Unready. As england’s first viking age grinds to a halt in a war of attrition that will see Jorvik finally added to the kingdom of the English, one woman will witness it all.

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The King's Daughters: England: The Tenth Century

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#ad - The tenth centurythe king's DaughtersThe fourth book in the series of interconnected, standalone novels. Four women, all with impeccable pedigrees, and all desiring one thing. I write a lot, you've been warned. Find me @coloursofunison or at www. Mjporterauthor. Com or at www. Earlofmercia. Wordpress. Com where i blog about books and films and sometimes, writing!

It took me 3 days to read this book, I had difficulty putting it down. Amazon reviewer"this brilliant fictional -, or maybe true - account about events in England's dark ages gripped me for hours. Amazon reviewer"i loved the historical background and the way the Author describes scenes. A kingdom of their own to rule.

The King's Daughters: England: The Tenth Century #ad - They are the granddaughters of King Alfred of Wessex, but the kingdom they desire is not that of their grandfather’s founding. These are the unknown stories of king Athelstan’s half-sisters, all wed into the royal families of East and West Frankia during the tenth century. Eadgifu, with her son’s kingdom claimed by another man, the exiled queen of West Frankia, her husband imprisoned by yet another of his overmighty nobles.

Eadhild, wed to the son of the man who usurped her nephew’s kingdom, but with no heirs to her name. Eadgyth, married to the legitimate heir of the king of East Frankia.

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Viking Sword The Earls of Mercia Series Book 1

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Endeavour Media #ad - He trains his loyal hound hunter to walk ahead of him, indicating where he may trip, and he trains hard to make up for his limited vision. But leofwine is smart. On a diplomatic mission in 994, the king of norway, escorting home Olaf, losing the sight in one eye, Leofwine is gravely injured in battle, and badly scarring half of his face.

Leofwine fears his new wife will find him repulsive and leave him, delighted that her husband is still alive, but she stands loyally by his side when he arrives home, as she had been told he died in battle. Having lost his own father in battle with the raiders, Wulfstan, Leofwine has taken care of the lands with the help of his father’s closest confidant, since he was a boy.

Leofwine spends time with his wife and their infant son, Northman, as he recovers from his wounds. He is a good man and a brave leader, but now his men fear his limited vision will be a hindrance when he leads them in battle, and that fear is increased when Leofwine falls in front of them. A keen history student, m j porter has just completed an MA in History with an emphasis on primary source material and the way information is transmitted through time.

Viking Sword The Earls of Mercia Series Book 1 #ad - But he knows a great battle is looming, and he is not sure if his king, who has never lead his men in battle before, is up to the task of ridding the land of the raiders, and putting a stop to the Viking menace once and for all. Leofwine is the ealdorman of the Hwicce. Viking sword is the first novel in the epic earls of mercia series, the only family to maintain their position for such a long period, outlasting even the mighty House of Godwine, charting the final century of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom from 994-1071 through the eyes of the magnificent House of Leofwine, and akin only to the long-ruling family of the House of Wessex.

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MY FAIR LADY: A Story of Eleanor of Provence, Henry III's Lost Queen Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 1

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Herne's Cave #ad - Eleanor of provence, intelligent--married as a young girl to the much older Henry III, bright, 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.

Eleanor, attacked while on a barge passing under london bridge, with the powerful, caught in court intrigue, Simon de Montfort, looming at every turn--friend or foe? Or what else?Eleanor, disturbing Baron, as the kingdom seems to slip away from her and Henry. Eleanor in victory, de Montfort slain at Evesham by her son's mighty forces.

MY FAIR LADY: A Story of Eleanor of Provence, Henry III's Lost Queen Medieval Babes, Tales of Little-Known Ladies Book 1 #ad - But there is a price to pay. Eleanor, ending her days in amesbury priory in the shadow of Stonehenge, a convent thought in Eleanor's time to be the final refuge of Queen Guinevere, seeking peace after so many years of strife, a widow, whose legends the queen had ever loved. Today, eleanor of provence is lost to time, one of the lesser known English Queens, her gravesite obliterated, 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. A woman’s look at her own queenship and life and loves in the 13th century, at the time of the Second Barons Revolt.

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