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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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Post by Nefret » Wed November 10th, 2010, 6:51 am

[quote=""Kveto from Prague""]I hope they didnt get indigestion :-) [/quote]

Hehee. I was going to say something. :p
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"
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Post by annis » Thu November 11th, 2010, 4:06 am

Oops, serious typo there! Rest assured, no cannibalism takes place in this novel, though with Vikings and the Irish both involved, inevitably plenty of blood is spilt :)

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Post by annis » Thu November 11th, 2010, 4:52 pm

The King's General by Daphne du Maurier

Who is the king? Charles I of England

Is he the main character? No- the main characters are Honor Harris and Richard Grenville (the King's General in west England)

Has this book been published under another title? No

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Post by Kasthu » Thu November 11th, 2010, 11:49 pm

The King's Daughter, by Christie Dickason

Who is the king in the title?

James I

Is he the main character?

No, but he (sort of) has a large role in the plot of the book.

Has this book been published under a different title?

No.

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Post by Kasthu » Thu November 11th, 2010, 11:49 pm

The King's Daughter, by Penny Ingham

Who is the king in the title?

Alfred the Great

Is he the main character?

No.

Has this book been published under a different title?

As Lady of the Mercians, I believe, a few years ago.

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Post by annis » Fri November 12th, 2010, 6:45 am

By Dewey Lambdin, novels from the Alan Lewrie series
The King's Coat
The King's Commission
The King's Privateer
A King's Commander
The King's Captain
A King's Trade
King, Ship and Sword


Who is the king? George III of England

Is he the main character? No, the main character is naval officer, Alan Lewrie

Alternative titles? Three books in the series, The King's Commission, The King's Privateer and The Gun Ketch have been published in an omnibus edition titled For King and Country

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The King's Concubine by Anne O'Brien

Post by Miss Moppet » Fri August 17th, 2012, 11:19 pm

Who is the King?

Edward III.

Is he the main character?

No, that is Alice Perrers, his mistress.

Any other titles?

Not that I know of.

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The King's Damsel by Kate Emerson

Post by boswellbaxter » Sat August 18th, 2012, 3:24 am

Who is the King?

Henry VIII

Is he the main character?

No, that is Thomasina Lodge, a lady at his court.

Any other titles?

No.
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Keeper of the King's Secrets by Michelle Diener

Post by boswellbaxter » Sat August 18th, 2012, 3:36 am

Who is the King?

Henry VIII

Is he the main character?

No, they are Susanna Horenbout, an artist, and John Parker, a courtier

Any other titles?

No.
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Post by Nefret » Mon December 3rd, 2012, 7:34 am

Pretty sure this one just came out.


King's Man by Angus Donald.

Who is the King?

Richard I

Is he the main character?

It seems to be Robin Hood.

Any other titles?

Not for that book, but it is part of the Outlaw Chronicles.
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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