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I Know It Had "King" 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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I Know It Had "King" in the Title . . .

Post by boswellbaxter » Sun November 7th, 2010, 1:31 am

A companion thread to the "Queen" thread.

Who is the king in the title?

Is he the main character?

Has this book been published under a different title?


Index (the king in the title is not necessarily the main character; see description):

All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren (no king; patterned after Huey Long)
The Bastard King by Jean Plaidy (William the Conqueror)
Bloodline of Kings by Thomas Sundell (Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great)
Charles the King by Evelyn Anthony (Charles I)
Cry "God for Harry" by Martha Rofheart (Henry V)
For the King by Catherine Delors (Louis XVIII)
For the King's Favor by Elizabeth Chadwick (Henry II,
Good King Harry by Denise Giardina (Henry V)
Harold the King by Helen Hollick (Harold Godwinsson, Harold II of England)
Here Comes the King by Philip Lindsay (Henry VIII)
The Countess and the King by Susan Holloway Scott (James II)
The Druid King by Norman Spinrad (Vercingetorix, 1st century BC Gallic chieftain)
The Eagle King by Henry Treece (Oedipus)
The Follies of the King by Jean Plaidy (Edward II)
The Iron King by Maurice Druon (Philip IV (the Fair) of France)
Keeper of the King's Secrets by Michelle Diener (Henry VIII)
King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett (Macbeth/Thorfinn)
King in Splendour by George Shipway (Agamemnon of Mycenae)
The King Is a Witch by Evelyn Eaton (Edward III)
King Jesus by Robert Graves (Jesus of Nazareth)
The King Must Die by Mary Renault (Theseus of Athens)
King of Ithaca by Glyn Iliffe (Odysseus)
King of the Wood by Valerie Anand (William Rufus)
The King's Bed by Margaret Campbell Barnes (Richard III)
The King's Choice by Margaret Campbell Barnes (Henry VIII)
The King's Concubine by Anne O'Brien (Edward III)
The King's Confidante by Jean Plaidy
The King's Crusader by John Jakes (Richard I)
The King's Damsel by Kate Emerson (Henry VIII)
The King's Daughter by Barbara Kyle (Henry VIII)
The King's Daughter by Christie Dickason (James I)
The King's Daughter by Sandra Worth (Edward IV)
The King's Daughters by Molly Costain Haycraft (Edward I)
The King's Evil by Edward Marston (Charles II)
King's Fool by Margaret Campbell Barnes (Henry VIII)
The King's Grace by Anne Easter Smith (Edward IV)
The King's Grey Mare by Rosemary Hawley Jarman (Edward IV)
The King's Minions by Brenda Honeyman (Edward II)
The King's Mistress by Emma Campion (Edward III)
The King's Mistress by Jean Plaidy (Edward IV)
The King's Mother by Betty King (Henry VII)
The King's Pleasure by Norah Lofts (Henry VIII)
King's Ransom by Glenn Pierce (Richard III)
The King's Rose by Alisa M. Libby (Henry VIII)
The King's Touch by Jude Morgan (Charles II)
King's Wake by Eve Trevaskis (Edward II)
The King's Wife by Ursula Bloom (Henry VIII)
The King's Women by Deryn Lake (aka Dinah Lampitt on some editions) (Charles VII of France)
Kings of Vain Intent by Graham Shelby (Richard the Lionheart, Conrad I of Jerusalem)
The Once and Future King by T.H. White (King Arthur)
Robin and the King by Parke Godwin (William I)
Sweete Jane: Mistress of a Martyr King by Virginia White Fitz (Charles I)
The Young and Lonely King by Jane Lane (Charles I)
To Defy a King by Elizabeth Chadwick (King John)
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun November 7th, 2010, 1:34 am

The King's Touch by Jude Morgan

Who is the king in the title? Charles II

Is he the main character?
No. His son James, Duke of Monmouth is the hero, but Charles II plays a major part.

Has this book been published under a different title?
Not that I know of.


The King's Grace by Anne Easter Smith

Who is the king in the title? Edward IV.

Is he the main character?
No. The heroine is his natural daughter, Grace, and most if not all of the novel takes place after his death.

Has this book been published under a different title?
No.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun November 7th, 2010, 1:41 am

The Countess and the King: A Novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II by Susan Holloway Scott

Who is the king? James II.

Is he the main character? No, but a prominent one. The main character is his mistress, Katherine Sedley.

Has it been published under another title? No.


The King's Mistress by Emma Campion.

Who is the king? Edward III.

Is the main character? No, but a prominent one. The main character is his mistress, Alice Perrers.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun November 7th, 2010, 1:48 am

The King's Daughters by Molly Costain Haycraft

Who is the king? Edward I.

Is he the main character? No. The heroine is his daughter Elizabeth.

Has it been published under another title? Not that I know of.


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The King's Minions by Brenda Honeyman

Who is the king? Edward II.

Is the main character? Yes, along with his favorite, Piers Gaveston.

Has it been published under another title? Not that I know of.

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The Follies of the King by Jean Plaidy.

Who is the king? Edward II

Is he the main character? Yes.

Has it been published under another title? Not that I know of.

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The King Is a Witch by Evelyn Eaton

Who is the king? Edward III

Is he the main character? As I recall, yes.

Has it been published under another title? Not that I know of.
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Post by Ash » Sun November 7th, 2010, 1:54 am

Once and Future King

The King: King Arthur

Main Character: yes

Another title? :a few million.......

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For the King's Favor by Elizabeth Chadwick

Post by Miss Moppet » Sun November 7th, 2010, 2:10 am

Who is the king in the title?
Henry II of England

Is he the main character?
No, that is his mistress Ida de Tosney, and her husband Roger Bigod

Has this book been published under a different title?
Yes - published as The Time of Singing in the UK
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For the King by Catherine Delors

Post by Miss Moppet » Sun November 7th, 2010, 2:14 am

Who is the King?
Louis XVIII of France (in exile during the timeframe of the book)

Is he the main character?
No, that is Chief Inspector Roch Miquel

Has the book been published under a different title?
No

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun November 7th, 2010, 2:19 am

Oye! I don't have the time to go whole hog like I did with the "Queen" thread.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun November 7th, 2010, 2:33 am

King's Wake by Eve Trevaskis

Who is the king? Edward II

Is he the main character? No. Edward III is.

Was it published under another title? I don't think so.

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Here Comes the King by Philip Lindsay

Who is the king? Henry VIII.

Is he the main character? Katherine Howard is.

Was it published under another title? Royal Scandal.


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King's Fool by Margaret Campbell Barnes.

Who is the king? Henry VIII.

Is he the main character? No, but an important one. Will Somers is the hero.

Was it published under another title? I don't think so.

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The King's Grey Mare by Rosemary Hawley Jarman

Who is the king? Edward IV

Is he the main character? Elizabeth Woodville is the main character.

Was it published under another title? I don't think so.

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The King's Choice by Margaret Campbell Barnes

Who is the king? Henry VIII.

Is he the main character? Anne of Cleves is the main character.

Was it published under another title? My Lady of Cleves.


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The King's Pleasure by Norah Lofts

Who is the king? Henry VIII

Is he the main character? Katherine of Aragon is the main character.

Was it published under another title? I don't think so.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun November 7th, 2010, 2:38 am

The King's Bed by Margaret Campbell Barnes (she liked those "king" titles!)

Who is the king? Richard III.

Is he the main character? No. I believe his illegitimate son, Richard Broome, is.

Was it published under another title? I don't think so.
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