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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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boswellbaxter
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The Shadow Queen by Rebecca Dean

Postby boswellbaxter » Sat August 18th, 2012, 3:35 am

Who is the Queen?

Not a queen; the main character is Wallis Simpson

Is she the main character?

Yes

Any other titles?

Wallis (UK)
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Sat August 18th, 2012, 4:29 am

Does historical fantasy count?

Queen of Camelot by Nancy McKenzie

Who is the Queen?
Guinevere

Is she the main character?
Yes, and a lot of others

Any other titles?
The Child Queen, and the High Queen (separate novels)
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Miss Moppet
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Postby Miss Moppet » Sun August 19th, 2012, 6:53 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote:This is called Mistress of Mourning in the US.


Thanks BB!

"Nefret" wrote:Does historical fantasy count?


Definitely! Thank you.

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Mon August 20th, 2012, 3:21 am

"Miss Moppet" wrote:Definitely! Thank you.


It was on my bookshelf, but not on the list. So I had to add it.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Miss Moppet
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The Forbidden Queen by Anne O'Brien

Postby Miss Moppet » Sun January 20th, 2013, 4:08 pm

Who is the Queen?

Catherine de Valois, queen of Henry V.

Is she the main character?

Yes.

Any other titles?

Not that I know of.

Released 1 March 2013

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Miss Moppet
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The Nine Day Queen by Ella March Chase (UK title)

Postby Miss Moppet » Sun January 20th, 2013, 5:51 pm

Who is the Queen?

Lady Jane Grey.

Is she the main character?

The book also features her sisters Katherine and Mary.

Any other titles?

Three Maids for a Crown is the US title.

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Helen_Davis
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Postby Helen_Davis » Sat February 2nd, 2013, 4:03 am

"TiciaRoma" wrote:Behold your Queen by Gladys Malvern

The queen is Queen Esther, wife to Persian King Ahasuerus

Esther is the main character.

No alternate title that I know of.



This was one of the first historical fiction books I remember reading and one of the ones that got me hooked on the genre.


Are there any novels about the Persian/Parhian queens BESIDES Esther?
http://evaperonnovel.wordpress.com


"The first time a book has gotten us close to Evita, in all her misery and all her splendor."
Excerpt from the Spanish summary of my novel

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Miss Moppet
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Postby Miss Moppet » Sun February 3rd, 2013, 5:04 pm

"Helen_Davis" wrote:Are there any novels about the Persian/Parhian queens BESIDES Esther?


Not that I know of! She certainly seems to be Little Miss Popular.

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Helen_Davis
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Postby Helen_Davis » Tue February 5th, 2013, 10:11 pm

"Miss Moppet" wrote:Not that I know of! She certainly seems to be Little Miss Popular.


Here is one of my favorites

485 B.C. - Artemisia I: became the ruler of Halicarnassius (A Greek City-State and a colony of Persian Empire). She ruled under the overlordship of the Persian Emperor Xerxes I (Kheshayar Shah). She was the legendary Grand Admiral and leader of the Persian Navy, She was Xerxes' great love. A great powerful, independent and intelligent woman who won many battles during the Achaemnid Dynasty Era. You can see the spirit of Cyrus in the sky at the background of the painting. She is a living legend and a role model for Persian Women. The name “Artemisia” means: The great speaker of truth.

And a list of others

http://mani.tk/queens.htm
http://evaperonnovel.wordpress.com





"The first time a book has gotten us close to Evita, in all her misery and all her splendor."

Excerpt from the Spanish summary of my novel

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Miss Moppet
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Postby Miss Moppet » Tue February 12th, 2013, 3:29 pm

"Helen_Davis" wrote:Here is one of my favorites

485 B.C. - Artemisia I: became the ruler of Halicarnassius (A Greek City-State and a colony of Persian Empire). She ruled under the overlordship of the Persian Emperor Xerxes I (Kheshayar Shah). She was the legendary Grand Admiral and leader of the Persian Navy, She was Xerxes' great love. A great powerful, independent and intelligent woman who won many battles during the Achaemnid Dynasty Era. You can see the spirit of Cyrus in the sky at the background of the painting. She is a living legend and a role model for Persian Women. The name “Artemisia” means: The great speaker of truth.

And a list of others

http://mani.tk/queens.htm


And didn't she drink her husband's ashes? I agree she sounds like a great heroine!


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