Posts Tagged ‘Plantagenets’

monarchy DSMonarchy ♥ ♥ ♥

 Read by David Starkey,♥ ♥ ♥ ♥;   10:09

The Crown of England is the oldest surviving political institution in Europe.  David Starkey emphasises the Crown’s endless capacity to adapt to circumstances and reshape national policy, whilst he unmasks the personalities and achievements, the defeats and victories, which lie behind the kings and queens of British history. Each of these monarchs has contributed to the religion, geography, laws, language, and government which survives today.



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A Rose for the Crown ♥ ♥ ♥
Rosalyn Landor
20 discs

rose1Kate is married at a young age to an older merchant and becomes wealthy when her husband dies. Her second marriage is to a cousin who prefers the stableboy to his wife. She meets Richard of Gloucester and falls in love. Her husband is killed during an attack and she bears Richard three children.

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Hood ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Adam Verner
11 discs

hoodBook one of the King Raven Series.  Hunted like an animal by Norman invaders, Bran ap Brychan, heir to the throne Elfael, has abandoned his father’s kingdom and fled to the greenwood. There, in the primeval forest of the Welsh borders, danger surrounds him — for this woodland is a living, breathing entity with mysterious powers and secrets, and Bran must find a way to make it his own if he is to survive.

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Grave Goods ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Kate Reading

AgoodsWhen the bodies of two people are discovered in the remains of an arson fire that destroyed Glastonbury Abbey, Adelia Aguilar, Mistress of the Art of Death, is ordered by Henry II to determine if one of the sets of bones belongs to the legendary Celtic savior Arthur.

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Mistress of the Art of Death ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Rosalyn Landor

amistressSent to medieval Cambridge in order to exonerate Jewish prisoners who have been accused of murdering four children, University of Salerno medical expert Adelia discovers that the killer may be a former crusader.

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