Shadow on the Crown

Bracewell, Patricia (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Shadow on the Crown

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A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queen In 1002, fifteen­-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son. Determined to outmaneuver her adversaries, Emma forges alliances with influential men at court and wins the affection of the English people. But her growing love for a man who is not her husband and the imminent threat of a Viking invasion jeopardize both her crown and her life. Based on real events recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle , Shadow on the Crown introduces readers to a fascinating, overlooked period of history and an unforgettable heroine whose quest to find her place in the world will resonate with modern readers.
Authors: Bracewell, Patricia, 1950-
Title: Shadow on the crown
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2013.
Characteristics: xi, 416 p. :,map ;,24 cm.
Local Note: 1 6 15 53 60 76 97 112 118 133 148 149 150 152 172 193 198 216 226 228 234 236 243 244 250 263 280
ISBN: 9780670026395
Statement of Responsibility: Patricia Bracewell
Subject Headings: Normans Great Britain Fiction. Kings, queens, rulers, etc. Great Britain Fiction. Great Britain History Ethelred II, 979-1016 Fiction. Ethelred II, King of England, 968?-1016 Fiction. Emma, Queen, consort of Canute I, King of England, d. 1052 Fiction.
Topical Term: Normans
Kings, queens, rulers, etc.
LCCN: 2012028932
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Jun 09, 2013
  • dkfgroup rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I love historical fiction and this book did not disappoint.


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