Here Be Dragons pdf

Here Be Dragons  pdf

Title: Here Be Dragons pdf

Author: Sharon Kay Penman

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Historical,Historical,Medieval,Fantasy,European Literature,British Literature,Romance,Romance,Historical Romance,Literature,13th Century,Adult

Pages: 704 pages

Here Be Dragons pdf

Thirteenth-century Wales is a divided country, ever at the mercy of England’s ruthless, power-hungry King John. Then Llewelyn, Prince of North Wales, secures an uneasy truce with England by marrying the English king’s beloved, illegitimate daughter, Joanna. Reluctant to wed her father’s bitter enemy, Joanna slowly grows to love her charismatic and courageous husband who dreams of uniting Wales. But as John’s attentions turn again and again to subduing Wales–and Llewelyn–Joanna must decide to which of these powerful men she owes her loyalty and love.,A sweeping novel of power and passion, loyalty and lives, this is the book that began the trilogy that includes FALLS THE SHADOW and THE RECKONING.

 

A Knight in Shining Armor pdf

A Knight in Shining Armor  pdf

Title: A Knight in Shining Armor pdf

Author: Jude Deveraux

Genre: ,Romance,Romance,Historical Romance,Science Fiction,Time Travel,Historical,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Fantasy,Historical,Medieval,Romance,Time Travel Romance,Womens Fiction,Chick Lit

Pages: 464 pages

A Knight in Shining Armor pdf

an alternate cover editions can be found here and here,New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux will capture your heart with signature classic novel, a time-travel romance featuring a present-day heroine and a dashing hero from the sixteenth century!,Abandoned by a cruel fate, lovely Dougless Montgomery lies weeping upon a cold tombstone in an English church. Suddenly, the most extraordinary man appears. It is Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck…and according to his tombstone he died in 1564.,Drawn to his side by a bond so sudden and compelling it overshadows reason, Dougless knows that Nicholas is nothing less than a miracle: a man who does not seek to change her, who finds her perfect, fascinating, just as she is. What Dougless never imagined was how strong the chains are that tie them to the past…or the grand adventure that lay before them.,Hailed worldwide as one of the most romantic novels of all time, A Knight in Shining Armor is “a glorious love story that spans centuries, worlds, and souls. It is the epitome of every woman’s fantasy” (Chicago Daily Herald).

 

Katherine pdf

Katherine  pdf

Title: Katherine pdf

Author: Anya Seton,

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Romance,Historical,Classics,Historical,Medieval,European Literature,British Literature

Pages: 500 pages

Katherine pdf

This classic romance novel tells the true story of the love affair that changed history—that of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the ancestors of most of the British royal family. Set in the vibrant 14th century of Chaucer and the Black Death, the story features knights fighting in battle, serfs struggling in poverty, and the magnificent Plantagenets—Edward III, the Black Prince, and Richard II—who ruled despotically over a court rotten with intrigue. Within this era of danger and romance, John of Gaunt, the king’s son, falls passionately in love with the already married Katherine. Their well-documented affair and love persist through decades of war, adultery, murder, loneliness, and redemption. This epic novel of conflict, cruelty, and untamable love has become a classic since its first publication in 1954.

 

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century pdf

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century  pdf

Title: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century pdf

Author: Barbara W. Tuchman

Genre: ,History,Nonfiction,Historical,Medieval,History,European History

Pages: 677 pages

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century pdf

The 14th century gives us back two contradictory images: a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and a dark time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world plunged into a chaos of war, fear and the Plague. Barbara Tuchman anatomizes the century, revealing both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived.

 

Ivanhoe pdf

Ivanhoe  pdf

Title: Ivanhoe pdf

Author: Walter Scott,

Genre: ,Classics,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Adventure,Literature,Historical,Romance,Classics,Classic Literature,European Literature,British Literature,Historical,Medieval

Pages: 541 pages

Ivanhoe pdf

For this novel, Scott moved far away from the setting of his own turbulent time. He went back to the late 12th century, and to England rather than the Scottish settings of all his previous novels. He connected his writing Ivanhoe with his concerns about contemporary events.,Scott drew together the apparently opposing themes of historical reality and chivalric romance, social realism and high adventure, past and present.

 

The Canterbury Tales pdf

The Canterbury Tales  pdf

Title: The Canterbury Tales pdf

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer,

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Poetry,Literature,Academic,School,Historical,Medieval,Short Stories,Historical,Historical Fiction,Classics,Classic Literature,Academic,Read For School

Pages: 504 pages

The Canterbury Tales pdf

The procession that crosses Chaucer’s pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath, and others who make up the cast of characters — including Chaucer himself — are real people, with human emotions and weaknesses. When it is remembered that Chaucer wrote in English at a time when Latin was the standard literary language across western Europe, the magnitude of his achievement is even more remarkable. But Chaucer’s genius needs no historical introduction; it bursts forth from every page of The Canterbury Tales.,If we trust the General Prologue, Chaucer intended that each pilgrim should tell two tales on the way to Canterbury and two tales on the way back. He never finished his enormous project and even the completed tales were not finally revised. Scholars are uncertain about the order of the tales. As the printing press had yet to be invented when Chaucer wrote his works, The Canterbury Tales has been passed down in several handwritten manuscripts.

 

The Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage that Forever Changed the Fate of England pdf

The Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage that Forever Changed the Fate of England  pdf

Title: The Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage that Forever Changed the Fate of England pdf

Author: Susan Higginbotham

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Historical,European Literature,British Literature,Historical,Medieval,Literature,15th Century,Romance,Historical,Plantagenet,English History,Tudor Period,Own

Pages: 384 pages

The Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage that Forever Changed the Fate of England pdf

Trapped in the Wars of the Roses, one woman finds herself sister to the queen…and traitor to the crown,Katherine Woodville’s sister never gave her a choice. A happy girl of modest means, Kate hardly expected to become a maker of kings. But when her sister impulsively marries King Edward IV in secret, Katherine’s life is no longer hers to control…

 

The Mad Wolf’s Daughter pdf

The Mad Wolf's Daughter  pdf

Title: The Mad Wolf’s Daughter pdf

Author: Diane Magras

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Childrens,Middle Grade,Adventure,Fantasy,Historical,Fiction,Childrens,Cultural,Scotland,Historical,Medieval,Childrens,Chapter Books

Pages: 288 pages

The Mad Wolf’s Daughter pdf

A Scottish medieval adventure about the youngest in a war-band who must free her family from a castle prison after knights attack her home.,One dark night, Drest’s sheltered life on a remote Scottish headland is shattered when invading knights capture her family, but leave Drest behind. Her father, the Mad Wolf of the North, and her beloved brothers are a fearsome war-band, but now Drest is the only one who can save them. So she starts off on a wild rescue attempt, taking a wounded invader along as a hostage.,Hunted by a bandit with a dark link to her family’s past, aided by a witch whom she rescues from the stake, Drest travels through unwelcoming villages, desolate forests, and haunted towns. Every time she faces a challenge, her five brothers speak to her in her mind about courage and her role in the war-band. But on her journey, Drest learns that the war-band is legendary for terrorizing the land. If she frees them, they’ll not hesitate to hurt the gentle knight who’s become her friend.,Drest thought that all she wanted was her family back; now she has to wonder what their freedom would really mean. Is she her father’s daughter or is it time to become her own legend?

 

Heart of Red, Blood of Blue pdf

Heart of Red, Blood of Blue  pdf

Title: Heart of Red, Blood of Blue pdf

Author: Rebecca Belliston

Genre: ,Fantasy,Romance,Young Adult,Historical,Medieval,Fiction,Historical

Pages: 410 pages

Heart of Red, Blood of Blue pdf

A girl on the run. A kingdom to save.,Princess Gisela of Steinland was born without color. Albino. When her betrothal to Prince Jerrik of Kronga ends in his death, it starts a ten-year war her father is determined to win, even if it means bringing her out of hiding to do it. Now the savage Krongon war commander, Bloodless Kristoff, seeks the hearts of the entire royal family, especially Gisela’s.,Desperate, her father agrees to another alliance that involves her marrying an old brute of a king. Unwilling to be the sacrificial lamb, Gisela goes on the run. Thrown into the center of a battle between three kingdoms, she finds herself fighting for her life and the right to be truly loved.,Can the girl who started the war find a way to end it?

 

Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva pdf

Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva  pdf

Title: Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva pdf

Author: Eliza Redgold

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Romance,Historical,European Literature,British Literature,Historical,Medieval

Pages: 320 pages

Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva pdf

We know her name. We know of her naked ride. We don’t know her true story. ,We all know the legend of Lady Godiva, who famously rode naked through the streets of Coventry, covered only by her long, flowing hair. So the story goes, she begged her husband Lord Leofric of Mercia to lift a high tax on her people, who would starve if forced to pay. Lord Leofric demanded a forfeit: that Godiva ride naked on horseback through the town. There are various endings to Godiva’s ride, that all the people of Coventry closed their doors and refused to look upon their liege lady (except for ‘peeping Tom’) and that her husband, in remorse, lifted the tax. ,Naked is an original version of Godiva’s tale with a twist that may be closer to the truth: by the end of his life Leofric had fallen deeply in love with Lady Godiva. A tale of legendary courage and extraordinary passion, Naked brings an epic story new voice.