Shadow on the Crown

Bracewell, Patricia

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Shadow on the Crown
Marrying the much-older king of England in the year 1002, sixteen-year-old Emma of Normandy is surrounded by a treacherous court and regarded as a threat by her husband before drawing on her wits to gain a few friends and protect her station.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2013.
ISBN: 0670026395
Characteristics: xi, 416 p. :,map ;,24 cm.


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Feb 17, 2015

Treachery, forbidden love, and Viking raids fuel this dramatic, atmospheric novel, set in 1002 CE and based on the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Wed to the aged English king Æthelred II, 15-year-old Emma of Normandy, a noblewoman of Danish descent, must win the hearts of her new subjects, despite their distrust of both Normans and Danes. However, for better or worse, one heart is already hers - that of Æthelred's grown son, Athelstan. Historical Fiction February 2015 newsletter.

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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