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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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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue February 12th, 2013, 3:38 pm

When I was a teenager (we are talking the 60s here) I read a novel about Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra. (Does that count as Persia?)
I have no idea what the name of the novel was, but I enjoyed it and would love to put it on my virtual bookshelf.

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Post by Helen_Davis » Tue February 12th, 2013, 5:25 pm

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]And didn't she drink her husband's ashes? I agree she sounds like a great heroine![/quote]

Most rulers of that time did things we would consider despicable today. It's just life on this planet. And while I do think presidents and prme ministers are an improvement, not many of them have their hands clean of things like that either. I'm unsure about that last bit of trivia but I'll check for you. I think you're right though.
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Post by Helen_Davis » Tue February 12th, 2013, 5:26 pm

[quote=""MLE""]When I was a teenager (we are talking the 60s here) I read a novel about Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra. (Does that count as Persia?)
I have no idea what the name of the novel was, but I enjoyed it and would love to put it on my virtual bookshelf.[/quote]

Palmrya was in Syria, I think, MLE.
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Queen Jane's Shadow by Elizabeth Fremantle

Post by Miss Moppet » Fri March 15th, 2013, 11:45 pm

Who is the Queen?

Lady Jane Grey

Is she the main character?

The book focuses on her younger sisters, Lady Katherine and Lady Mary.

Any other titles?

Not so far. Released 2014

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Post by Nefret » Mon August 12th, 2013, 1:59 am

Did we add EC's Summer Queen to the list yet?
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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Post by Miss Moppet » Wed August 21st, 2013, 4:02 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]Did we add EC's Summer Queen to the list yet?[/quote]

It's there now! Thanks for reminding me Nefret. :)

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