A Land Divided

23 July 2017 | By K.M. Ashman | Filed in: 11th-century.

1081 William s bloody conquest is over and Britain is under Norman rule But one bastion of resistance remains Wales A divided land where brother fights brother and kings battle for power The English use this to further their own ends, and while one king is tempted by an offer he cannot resist,

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

09 May 2017 | 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 n nFor than one thousand years, Christians and Muslims lived side by side, sometimes at peace and so

The Price of Blood (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy, #2)

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

Menaced by Vikings and enemies at court, Queen Emma defends her children and her crown in a riveting medieval adventure Readers first met Emma of Normandy in Patricia Bracewell s gripping debut novel, Shadow on the Crown Unwillingly thrust into marriage to England s King thelred, Emma has given th

The Constant Queen (Queens of Conquest #2)

08 April 2018 | 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 Conqueror's Queen (Queens of Conquest #3)

08 April 2017 | By Joanna Courtney | Filed in: 11th-century.

n A crown can be won, blood cannot be changed nMathilda 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 Chosen Queen (Queens of Conquest #1)

09 August 2019 | By Joanna Courtney | Filed in: 11th-century.

1066 A date that changed the course of history a date that changed her life forever n nLove 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

1066 Turned Upside Down

19 April 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

Daughter of a Thousand Years

22 April 2019 | By Amalia Carosella | Filed in: 11th-century.

Greenland, AD 1000 n nMore 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 Harrowing

14 July 2018 | By James Aitcheson | Filed in: 11th-century.

Five strangers Five secrets No refuge No turning back n nIn 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 slaug

The Tale of Genji

24 July 2017 | By Murasaki Shikibu | Filed in: 11th-century.

See an alternate cover edition n here n n nWritten 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)

19 February 2018 | 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, wi

The Forever Queen (Saxon #2)

17 November 2019 | By Helen Hollick | Filed in: 11th-century.

n n What kind of woman becomes the wife of two kings, and the mother of two n n 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, Cnu

I Am the Chosen King (Saxon #1)

26 July 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

Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland

21 February 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 s

The Pillow Book

03 June 2018 | 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 n nLady Shonagon was an erstwhile

The Bastard King (Norman Trilogy, #1)

07 September 2018 | By Jean Plaidy | Filed in: 11th-century.

This glorious novel chronicles the life of William the Conqueror, the bastard son of the Duke of Normandy, from childhood until his death in 1087 n nHe is destined to succeed his father as the Duke of Normandy but questions about his legitimacy mean he consistently faces challenges from potential usu

Lady Macbeth

09 October 2017 | 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

The Diary of Lady Murasaki

02 July 2018 | By Murasaki Shikibu | Filed in: 11th-century.

When I go out to sit on the veranda and gaze, nI sem to be always conjuring up visions of the past n nThe Diary recorded by Lady Murasaki c 973 c 1020 , author of The Tale of Genji, is an intimate picture of her life as tutor and companion to the young Empress Shoshi Told in a series of vignettes