Princess Of France (The Queen's Pawn Book 2)

Author: Christy English

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The long-awaited sequel to The Queen's Pawn. After becoming the lover of King Henry II, Princess Alais's bid for the throne fails. As Richard the Lionheart, King Henry's son, will not honor their engagement, Alais is sent away to a nunnery to live out the remaining years of her life. Imprisoned at the hands of her enemies, Princess Alais of France finds a way to escape and returns to her home in Paris. But the life of a princess is a dangerous one, and the road home beset with peril. Once she manages to return to Paris, she finds that her brother, King Philippe-Auguste, has arranged a marriage for her to shore up his political power. Condemned to yet another prison - this time a passionless marriage - Alais discovers her own path to freedom within the confines of her duty. As she begins to build a new life for herself, will she be able to find the love and joy she has always longed for?
Fiction

Princess Of France

Author: Christy English

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Page: 268

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The long-awaited sequel to The Queen's Pawn. After becoming the lover of King Henry II, Princess Alais's bid for the throne fails. As Richard the Lionheart, King Henry's son, will not honor their engagement, Alais is sent away to a nunnery to live out the remaining years of her life. Imprisoned at the hands of her enemies, Princess Alais of France finds a way to escape and returns to her home in Paris. But the life of a princess is a dangerous one, and the road home beset with peril. Once she manages to return to Paris, she finds that her brother, King Philippe-Auguste, has arranged a marriage for her to shore up his political power. Condemned to yet another prison - this time a passionless marriage - Alais discovers her own path to freedom within the confines of her duty. As she begins to build a new life for herself, will she be able to find the love and joy she has always longed for?

The History of the Most Renowned and Victorious Princess Elizabeth Late Queen of England ; Containing All the Most Important and Remarkable Passages of State, Both at Home and Abroad (so Far as They Were Linked with English Affairs) During Her Long and Properous Reign. Written by William Camden,... The Fourth Edition, Revised and Compared with the Original, Whereby Many Gross Faults are Amended, Several Periods Before Omitted are Added in Their Due Places,... with a New Alphabetical Index of All the Principal Things Contained in the History

Author: William Camden

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Page: 732

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Biography & Autobiography

Henry VIII in 100 Objects

Author: Paul Kendall

Publisher: Frontline Books

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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Henry VIII is one of history’s most memorable monarchs. Popularly known for his six wives, and the unfortunate fate which befell Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, Henry initiated many reforms and changes which still affect our lives today. The annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon set in motion the separation of the English church from Rome and the establishment of the Church of England, which in turn led to the dissolution of the monasteries, the hauntingly evocative remains of which can be seen across the United Kingdom. Henry also oversaw the legal union between England and Wales, and he is also known as ‘the father of the Royal Navy’, with one of his great warships, the _Mary Rose_, lost in 1545 and recovered in 1982, becoming one of the most famous wrecks in maritime history. In addition to the monasteries, other buildings around the UK continue to remind us of the times of the Tudors – there is the site of Greenwich Palace at the Royal Naval College Greenwich, where Henry was born; his great palace at Hampton Court; Lambeth Palace where Thomas More refused to sign the oath to make Henry the Head of the Church, and the Bell Tower in the Tower of London where More was imprisoned before he was beheaded. Henry’s breach with the Pope led to the threat of war with Catholic France and Spain, which prompted Henry to construct a series of powerful forts around the English and Welsh coasts. These elegant and symmetrical defensive structures are still awe-inspiring. In this engaging and hugely informative book, the author takes us on a journey across the country, from Deal Castle on the south coast, to Tower Green where Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard lost their heads, and far north to Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire. Along the way we see places where Henry stayed, where the _Mary Rose_ was recovered, the homes of his consorts and Smithfield where prominent individuals convicted of heresy were burned at the stake. Travel, then, not just across the country, but also back in time through 100 objects from the days of the second Tudor monarch – Henry VIII.
Literary Criticism

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

Author: George Watson

Publisher: CUP Archive

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 5

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.