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(Review) A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain by Marc Morris

Publication Date: 2008
Publisher: Windmill Books
Genre: Nonfiction, British History, British Monarchy, Edward I
Pages: 462
Source: Self-purchase
Rating: 5 stars for excellent

Link for more information at the publisher: A Great and Terrible King


At Amazon, there are two books available primarily on Edward I: A Great and Terrible King and Edward I (The Monarch Series) by Michael Prestwich.

Edward I, the son of Henry III, and Eleanor of Provence, was born in 1239. Edward succeeded the throne in 1272. His first wife was Eleanor of Castile, and they had possibly as many as 16 children. His second wife was Marguerite of France, and he fathered three children. Edward I died in 1307.
A Great and Terrible King begins in 1239, with Henry III and Eleanor, the parents of Edward I. She was a young girl when they married, no children followed for three years. Edward was their first child. Edward was a decisive man and king: he responded quickly to rebels in England, he went on a crusa…

(Review) Bloodline, Wars of the Roses Book #3 by Conn Iggulden

Publication Date: July 19, 2016
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons-Penguin 
Genre: Historical fiction, The Wars of the Roses, Edward IV
Pages: 432
Source: Free copy from G.P Putnam's Sons in exchange for a review.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent

Link for more info @ the publisher: Penguin. 


Edward of York had declared himself king of England in early March 1461. The Towton battle was in late March. The Battle of Towton was a Yorkist victory. Margaret of Anjou and her Lancaster army had been defeated. The previous King, pious Henry, is not capable of leadership and war. Henry is interested in confession of sin and prayer. Henry's wife, Margaret, is a woman of action. She does not sit idle waiting for her family to crumble. Bloodline, follows the period after Edward of York becomes Edward IV of England. The book examines his marriage, the Earl of Warwick's shock and counter maneuver at Edward's independence, and the rise of the Woodville family.

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(Review) Rebel of Ross by Mary Lancaster

Publication Date: July 31, 2016
Publisher: Mary Lancaster
Genre: Historical Fiction, Scotland
Pages: 340
Source: Free ebook copy from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours in exchange for a review.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent

Link for the tour: Rebel of Ross @ HFVBT

To read an excerpt: Rebel of Ross


Scotland, 1156.
Malcolm MacHeth, one time Earl of Ross, languishes as a prisoner in Roxburgh Castle, while his sons raise rebellion in his name. Optimistically, the King of Scots, promises the earldom of Ross to landless Norman knight, Sir William de Lanson, if he can somehow defeat the infamous MacHeths. It wasn’t quite how William’s disgraced wife Christian dreamed of coming home. Captured by the strange and ferocious Adam MacHeth was hardly part of her plan either, although she and William quickly become pawns in his. Adam, warrior and seer, fights for his father’s freedom and his family’s right to claim the kingdom of the Scots. Plagued by waking dreams which threaten his …

(Review) A Moment Forever, Liberty Victory Series #1 by Cat Gardiner

Publication Date: June 1, 2016
Publisher: Vanity and Pride Press
Genre: Fiction, Family Saga, Family Secrets, World War II, Romance
Pages: 566
ISBN: 9780997313000
Source: Free copy from Cat Gardiner and Poetic Book Tours in exchange for a review
Rating: 5 stars for excellent

The book is available for free on Kindle Unlimited until August 28. Follow link @ Amazon.

Cat Gardiner's Bio: 
Born and bred in New York City, Cat Gardiner is a girl in love with the romance of an era once known as the Silent Generation, now referred to as the Greatest Generation. A member of the National League of American Pen Women, Romance Writers of America, and Tampa Area Romance Authors, she and her husband adore exploring the 1940s Home Front experience as living historians, wishing for a time machine to transport them back seventy years. She loves to pull out her vintage frocks and attend USO dances, swing clubs, and re-enactment camps as part of her research, believing that everyone should have an unders…