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I know it had Queen in the title...

Hundreds of historical novels have "king" or "queen" in the title, but without seeing the cover or description, how do you know which monarch a book's about? Miss Moppet and other members have compiled this list to help you.
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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Fri September 16th, 2011, 9:39 am

"boswellbaxter" wrote:Who is the Queen?

Editha and Adelicia, wives to Henry I of England

Is she the main character?

Yes.

Any other titles?

Not that I know of.

(I think this has been listed elsewhere on this thread as being about Margaret of Anjou and Elizabeth Woodville, but I'm looking at the book itself, and it's not.)


Thanks Boswell. I covered Adelicia/Adeliza in my latest and as far as I knew she'd not really been written about before. It would be interesting to see what Maureen Peters does with her character.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Two Reluctant Queens

Postby boswellbaxter » Fri September 16th, 2011, 4:45 pm

The Reluctant Queen by Frieda Lightfoot

Who is the Queen?

Queen Margot

Is she the main character?

One of them. The book comes to focus on Gabrielle d'Estrées, though.

Any other titles?

No.

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A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf

Who is the Queen?

Esther

Is she the main character?

Yes.

Any other titles?

No.
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Veronica
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Postby Veronica » Mon September 26th, 2011, 8:29 am

Wow what a list! Very impressive. :)
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Postby Veronica » Thu October 6th, 2011, 9:38 am

Apologies if these are already on the list (had a quick browse.)

The queen of the summer country - Rosalind Miles

Who is the queen?
Guenevere

Is she the main character?
I believe so but have not read the book yet

Other titles
No

The queens conjuror - Benjamin Woollet

Who is the queen?
Elizabeth

Is she the main character?
No

Other titles?
No
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Postby SGM » Fri October 7th, 2011, 2:16 am

"Veronica" wrote:Apologies if these are already on the list (had a quick browse.)

The queen of the summer country - Rosalind Miles

Who is the queen?
Guenevere

Is she the main character?
I believe so but have not read the book yet

Other titles
No

The queens conjuror - Benjamin Woollet

Who is the queen?
Elizabeth

Is she the main character?
No

Other titles?
No


I haven't read this book so it is probably unfair of me to say but Rosalind Miles is a writer that makes me want to kick her book as far into oblivion as possible within the first page, if not within the first paragraph.
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Postby Veronica » Fri October 7th, 2011, 3:29 am

"SGM" wrote:I haven't read this book so it is probably unfair of me to say but Rosalind Miles is a writer that makes me want to kick her book as far into oblivion as possible within the first page, if not within the first paragraph.


Oh ouch. :o Did you not like her Elizabeth I at all? I really enjoyed it. But curious about her other books now when you mention it.
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Postby SGM » Fri October 7th, 2011, 9:01 pm

"Veronica" wrote:Oh ouch. :o Did you not like her Elizabeth I at all? I really enjoyed it. But curious about her other books now when you mention it.


I haven't read Elizabeth as it is really not my type of book but I took badly to The Women's History of the World many years ago. Then I picked up a copy of Return to Eden that someone had left behind when I was on holiday and tried because there was not a lot available in English -- OMG, truly not for me. I decided I really could manage to read novels in French as an alternative so in a way it was quite fortuitous because I would not have tried if it had not been for Rosalind.
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Postby Veronica » Tue October 11th, 2011, 11:34 pm

"SGM" wrote:I haven't read Elizabeth as it is really not my type of book but I took badly to The Women's History of the World many years ago. Then I picked up a copy of Return to Eden that someone had left behind when I was on holiday and tried because there was not a lot available in English -- OMG, truly not for me. I decided I really could manage to read novels in French as an alternative so in a way it was quite fortuitous because I would not have tried if it had not been for Rosalind.


Ah right, I haven't read any NF by her and I loved Return to Eden but I was in my early teens when I read it. Maybe one day you'll give Elizabeth I a chance. ;)
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Postby Miss Moppet » Fri October 21st, 2011, 11:23 pm

Just updated the list, thanks everyone! :)

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Postby TiciaRoma » Sat November 5th, 2011, 5:44 pm

I'd like to suggest that the main character in My Enemy the Queen is Lettice Devereaux, who gained the enmity of Queen Elizabeth because of her secret marriage to Robert Dudley.


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