<i>The Queen Of Four Kingdoms</i>, an Excerpt
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The following is an excerpt from the historical novel The Queen Of Four Kingdoms, published in the UK in October by Constable.
This factually true story, set in 15th century France, grew into a thrilling saga of love and hate, war and peace, medieval tournaments combining chivalry and treachery -- all within the royal court of the king and the family of Anjou. It encompasses England's King Henry V's invasion and his victory over the French at the Battle of Agincourt; the tragic story of Joan of Arc; and the interwoven lives of the children, including the young, future king among other cousins, brought up by an astonishing great lady, Yolande, Duchess of Anjou.
Yolande, the Queen of the title, was the only child of the King of Aragon and married a cousin of the King of France. As a French sovereign duchess, it is she who masterminds the young King of France, her son-in-law. She who keeps his wavering dukes loyal through the most devious means. It is she who rids the French court o
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