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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 boswellbaxter » Sun November 7th, 2010, 4:35 am

The King's Confidante by Jean Plaidy

Who is the king? Henry VIII.

Is he the main character? No. Meg Roper and Sir Thomas More are.

Has this been published under another title? St. Thomas's Eve.


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Sweete Jane: Mistress of a Martyr King by Virginia White Fitz

Who is the king? Charles I.

Is he the main character? He and Jane Whorwood, a royalist agent.

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

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun November 7th, 2010, 4:48 am

All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
King? None, although the character Willie Stark is said to be patterned after Louisiana Governor Huey Long.
No other titles.

The King Must Die by Mary Renault
King is Theseus of Athens
No other titles.

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Post by Nefret » Sun November 7th, 2010, 4:54 am

I thought I already listed The King's Confidante. Did I do it wrong? :o
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!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun November 7th, 2010, 5:25 am

With a few people entering titles there's bound to be repeats at times.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun November 7th, 2010, 5:32 am

[quote=""Nefret""]I thought I already listed The King's Confidante. Did I do it wrong? :o [/quote]

Nope, I just overlooked your post. I was looking through my own books and just posted whatever I happened across. Keep up the good work!
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Post by Nefret » Sun November 7th, 2010, 5:50 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Nope, I just overlooked your post. I was looking through my own books and just posted whatever I happened across. Keep up the good work![/quote]

Ah. That's understandable.
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 » Sun November 7th, 2010, 6:21 am

The King's Evil by Edward Marston

Who is the king? Charles II

is he the main character? No - main characters are architect Christopher Redmayne and London constable Jonathan Bale.

Is there another title? No
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King Jesus by Robert Graves

Who is the king? Jesus of Nazareth.

Is he the main character. Partly- he shares the honours with his putative father, Antipater, son of King Herod of Judea.

Other titles? No
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King of Ithaca by Glyn Iliffe

Who is the king? Odysseus, ancient Greek hero of Homer's epic poem The Odyssey

Is he the main character? Yes.

Other titles? No.

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Post by EC2 » Sun November 7th, 2010, 10:49 am

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]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[/quote]

Adjusted by the author to say it also refers to King Richard and to a very small extent King John :)
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Post by EC2 » Sun November 7th, 2010, 10:51 am

TO DEFY A KING by Elizabeth Chadwick

Who is the king? King John

Is he the main character? No. Mahelt Marshal, daughter of William Marshal and her husband Hugh Bigod are.

Has this been published under another title? No.
Les proz e les vassals
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Ash » Sun November 7th, 2010, 2:00 pm

The King's Pleasure

About Henry VIII

Main character is Catherine of Aragon

I thought there was another title for the re-release but can't find it. Someone else might know

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