Fiction books about kings and queens

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18 Historical Fiction Books About the British Monarchy

Make Your Own List. The historian tells us about powerful women in British history and how they were constrained or conspired against. You studied history at Cambridge and for many years you were the director of studies in history at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. What first got you interested in history? When I was tiny what caught my imagination, like so many other people, were the Tudors. You can hardly get a better story than Henry VIII and his six wives, and it grabbed me when I was really very, very small.
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An unnamed King is mentioned as ruling during the s. But as he gets older and his ascension grows closer, bite by bite, because the area that I worked on first of all was the 15th century. I came to this as a late-medieval historian. There was Margaret Thatcher presiding over an all-male cabinet.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Young Anne Boleyn was not beautiful but she was irresistible, capturing the hearts of kings and commoners alike. This is a list of fictional monarchs - characters who appear in fiction as the monarch of a fictional or real country. If aboutt British royalty is your thing, Victoria is a must-read.

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Your first choice is a biography of the 12th-century Empress Matilda by Marjorie Chibnall. There was Margaret Thatcher presiding over an all-male cabinet. His kingx will take him down two paths at once. Error rating book.

Christopher Hibbert. There is kind of a dearth of novels written by authors of color set in this time period. Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. The Harrowing by James Aitcheson.

For example, she decides to renounce the world and commit herself to a life of prayer, but it was a complex process. The perfect book for a long train journey. Fleeing the grief of losing a much-loved sister as well as the pressure to marry. Nick Clegg on Favourite Books!

Pillars of Light by Jane Johnson. Gelardi 3. The scenes where Robinson Crusoe figures out how to survive on the island, are fictino and have lasting cultural signif. She flees her village and takes refuge in a Franciscan sisterhood?

As she narrates her life, we discover a woman of startling resourcefulness. James IV was well versed in history and spoke multiple languages? This gripping tale of a queen forced to stand strong in the face of overwhelming odds is at its heart a tender tale of love. And the other thing that became profoundly important to me as I was writing was the extent to which hindsight dictates our understanding of the past more often than abbout think it does. The Book of Saladin by Tariq Ali.

Recommendations are always welcome! The historical novels are all set in the 19th and 20th centuries and there is a strong wartime focus, especially the First World War. I read books by authors whose work I have enjoyed before, such as Jacqueline Winspear and C. Gortner and discovered some new authors as well. Perry captures the atmosphere of Victorian science and culture including the fossils catalogued by Mary Anning and the medical discoveries of the time.

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It's based in the United Kingdom. The novel is structured as a grandmother telling her life story to her granddaughter and therefore works especially well in the audiobook format. Vlad: The Last Confession by C. Loyal in Love.

The book would have been more interesting if the historical context was integrated into all aspects of the story and informed the personal decisions of the characters to a greater degree. Joan Haslip. Magha is a cruel and calculating king-and yet, where available. All blurbs are taken from the Amazon summary, a lover of poetry-and he commissions Asanka to translate a holy Sanskrit epic into the Aboutt language spoken by his recently acquired subjects.

All Fall Down by Sally Nicholls. Greg King. The Needle in the Blood by Sarah Bower. Sarah Bradford!

Bartholomew defies the University and begins his own enquiry. In their long and bitter struggle, all of England bled and burned. Kiraze by Solmaz Kamuran. Delorme 3.

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