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by Janet K L Seal
Tue October 15th, 2013, 3:39 pm
Forum: Books by Historical Fiction Online Members
Topic: Guidelines and Additions
Replies: 79
Views: 27309

The King's Chalice

A novel about East Dorset in Saxon times, when hardship, slavery, hunger and disease were rife.

Author Janet K L Seal
available as paperback (part I of Trilogy) and as e-book
by Janet K L Seal
Tue October 15th, 2013, 3:16 pm
Forum: Any Good Books About . . .
Topic: The Beaumont Twins
Replies: 1
Views: 977

The Beaumont Twins

Does anyone know of a novel about Robert and Waleran de Beaumont? They come into their inheritance 1120 including a huge Dorset estate.
by Janet K L Seal
Fri October 4th, 2013, 3:24 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name A-F
Topic: The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick
Replies: 27
Views: 4630

You mention Marshall's perfection but perhaps having been forced to live at the King's court from a very young age he quickly learned to avoid trouble. Kings did not have the best reputation when it came to the care of 'hostages' so I am sure he would have made himself useful and learned statecraft ...
by Janet K L Seal
Fri October 4th, 2013, 3:11 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name A-F
Topic: Death of Kings, Bernard Cornwell
Replies: 1
Views: 986

As you say, this book did not seem to move Uhtred's quest any closer to fruition. He apparently still longs to reclaim his family lands but the rewards he has so far received from the King do not give him the wherewithal to fund an army. The first year of Edward's reign was taken up with chasing his...
by Janet K L Seal
Thu February 7th, 2013, 2:25 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name A-F
Topic: The Darling Strumpet
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

The Darling Strumpet

This first novel by Gillian Bagwell illustrates a new appraisal of the upbringing, character and attractions of Nell Gwynn. We all know about selling oranges and capturing the heart of King Charles, the newly restored King. She demonstrates clearly how the Puritan legacy of the Cromwell era is still...
by Janet K L Seal
Fri December 28th, 2012, 4:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Wessex!
Replies: 13
Views: 1306

Thanks for the welcome!
It was hard enough to research my book about Saxon times but your work on even earlier times will be very interesting. Is it Wessex based?
by Janet K L Seal
Fri December 28th, 2012, 3:56 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Wessex!
Replies: 13
Views: 1306

Thank you for your kind words and welcome to this website.
by Janet K L Seal
Fri December 21st, 2012, 9:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Wessex!
Replies: 13
Views: 1306

Greetings from Wessex!

I have read historical fiction for years having been 'hooked' by the Jean Plaidy novels and read widely in the same genre today. My current reading is Elizabeth Chadwick's The Lady of the English. Since purchasing the site of an old house in the 90s I wondered who had lived there before and was thri...

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