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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 rebecca191 » Sun November 7th, 2010, 2:54 am

The King's Rose by Alisa M. Libby

Who is the king in the title? Henry VIII

Is he the main character? No, the main character is Catherine Howard

Has this book been published under a different title? no

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Post by Nefret » Sun November 7th, 2010, 3:19 am

Nice! I have a few of those King titles as well.


The King's Confidante by Jean Plaidy

Who is the king? Henry VIII

Is he the main character? No, that is Margaret Moore.

Has this book been published under a different title? St. Thomas' Eve.
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 boswellbaxter » Sun November 7th, 2010, 3:24 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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The King's Mistress by Jean Plaidy

Who is the king? Edward IV.

Is he the main character? No, but an important one. Jane Shore, his mistress, is the heroine.

Was it published under another title? The Goldsmith's Wife.


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The King's Daughter by Sandra Worth

Who is the king? Edward IV.

Is he the main character? No, Elizabeth of York is.

Was it published under another title? No.


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The King's Daughter by Christie Dickason

Who is the king? James I.

Is he the main character? No, Elizabeth Stuart is.

Was it published under another title? No.

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The King's Daughter by Barbara Kyle

Who is the king? Henry VIII

Is he the main character? No, it appears to be set during Mary I's reign, and the main character is a Isabel Thornleigh.

Was it published under another title? No.

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The Young and Lonely King by Jane Lane

Who is the king? Charles I.

Is he the main character? Yes.

Was it published under another title? I don't think so.
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Post by annis » Sun November 7th, 2010, 3:28 am

The Eagle King by Henry Treece

Who is the king?
Oepipus, a legendary figure from Greek mythology

Is he the main character? Yes

Has this book been published under another title? Oedipus

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Bloodline of Kings by Thomas Sundell

Who is the king? Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great

Is he the main character? Yes

Has this book been published under another title? No
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Post by Nefret » Sun November 7th, 2010, 3:32 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]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.[/quote]

Is this one getting re-issued? I am curious.
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 annis » Sun November 7th, 2010, 3:41 am

King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett

Who is the king? Macbeth/Thorfinn

Is he the main character? Yes, but he shares the stage with his wife, Groa

Was it published under another title? No

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun November 7th, 2010, 3:51 am

Charles the King by Evelyn Anthony

Who is the king? Charles I.

Is he the main character? Yes

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

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The Bastard King by Jean Plaidy

Who is the king? William the Conqueror

Is he the main character? Yes

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



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The King's Women by Deryn Lake (aka Dinah Lampitt on some editions)

Who is the king? Charles VII of France

Is he the main character? Yes, along with the important women in his life.

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


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The King's Mother by Betty King

Who is the king? Henry VII.

Is he the main character? No. Margaret Beaufort is.

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

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King's Ransom by Glenn Pierce

Who is the king? Richard III

Is he the main character? Yes. The story is narrated by a Brother Godfrey.

Has this been published under another title? Not that I know of.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun November 7th, 2010, 3:57 am

[quote=""Nefret""]Is this one getting re-issued? I am curious.[/quote]

Haven't heard. I know that if I buy it used, though, it's sure to be reprinted!
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Post by annis » Sun November 7th, 2010, 4:02 am

Kings of Vain Intent by Graham Shelby

Who are the kings? Richard the Lionheart, Conrad I of Jerusalem

Are they the main characters? Significant, but the primary focus is Balian of Ibelin, Lord of Nablus

Has this been published under another title? No
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun November 7th, 2010, 4:20 am

Good King Harry by Denise Giardina

Who is the king? Henry V.

Is he the main character? Yes.

Has this been published under another title? No.

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Cry "God for Harry" by Martha Rofheart

Who is the king? Henry V.

Is he the main character? Yes.

Has this been published under another title? No.


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The King's Wife by Ursula Bloom

Who is the king? Henry VIII.

Is he the main character? Jane Seymour is.

Has this been published under another title? No.
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