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Harlot Queen

Harlot Queen

  • Title: Harlot Queen
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  • ISBN : 9780752439471
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 384 pages


Isabella of France was proud to be wed to the handsome Edward II of England, but her joy soon turned to rancor, for Piers Gaveston, an egotistical and mercenary courtier, usurped her husband s bed No woman could compete with her beauty, but another man What could she do at the age of fourteen Wait, only wait And so she waited, nursing her anger, rejection, and disgust Isabella of France was proud to be wed to the handsome Edward II of England, but her joy soon turned to rancor, for Piers Gaveston, an egotistical and mercenary courtier, usurped her husband s bed No woman could compete with her beauty, but another man What could she do at the age of fourteen Wait, only wait And so she waited, nursing her anger, rejection, and disgust She grew in beauty and wiles the king, in weakness, as other men, worse men, took Gaveston s place Wearly of waiting, Isabella turned to Mortimer of Wig In his bed, she found comfort and love and cared little that people called her a harlot But even the presence of Mortimer could not quench her thirst for vengence, once she had tasted blood Like an unleashed fury, she pursued the king s paramours She would tear England in half to quench her rage if she failed, her son would avenge her honour The contest that ensued decided the fate of England In this historically accurate and thrilling story of power and passion, Hilda Lewis has created an unforgettable account of how the fate of nations has often been forged in royal bedrooms


Author Hilda Lewis

Hilda Winifred Lewis n e Maizels, 1896 1974 was a British writer.She wrote a noted children s book, The Ship that Flew 1939 which concerns Norse mythology and time travel It was republished in the Oxford Children s Modern Classics series in 1998 Her three YA books, including the well received The Gentle Falcon, are available for Kindle and iBooks.Several of her historical novels, e.g I am M




Harlot Queen Reviews (22)

  • Royal Family DysfunctionI had no idea about Isabella the She Wolf of France I found this history fascinating and I struggled to stay away from WikiPedia until I was done with the book I didn t want to know what happened before I read Hilda Lewis version of events.Someone who is familiar with the fac [..]

  • Harlot Queen follows the life of Isabella of France, who married Edward II of England in 1308 Unfortunately, their marriage was a failure from the start, mainly because of Edward s favourites , young and ambitious men who stole the king s affections and even lots of money and jewelry After y [..]

  • Lewis portrayal of Isabella was probably the most ruthless of all the fiction I ve read on this subject, but I just loved it As bloodthirsty as Isabella became over time, you still couldn t help but have empathy for her It was made very plain she was seeking revenge for the indignities brought from [..]

  • I ve always been fascinated with Isabella of France, sometimes known as the She Wolf The Isabella here was every inch the ruthless queen, yet it s hard to not feel sorry for her considering her husband Edward II s shabby treatment of her Still, she lost a great deal of sympathy once Mortimer entered [..]

  • Let me state for the record that this book is nowhere near as exciting as the title would suggest With that out of the way, it s an interesting account of the life and times of Queen Isabella, wife of Edward II The author really wants us to know that Isabella was very hard done to by Edward his favo [..]

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