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Post by EC2 » Sun February 2nd, 2014, 9:00 pm

What on EARTH is she wearing? Hardly 14thC kit!!!!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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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 Mythica » Wed February 5th, 2014, 12:01 am

What do we have here: http://www.amazon.com/Queens-Regnant-Tr ... 1908717513

Queens Regnant by Tracy Borman (Author) , Siobhan Clarke (Author) , Sarah Gristwood (Author) , Alison Weir (Author) , Kate Williams (Author)
June 1, 2014

No description or cover yet but the title is pretty self explanatory. I hope it focuses on more than just the English/British queen regnants.

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Post by Mythica » Wed February 5th, 2014, 12:32 am

I certainly won't be getting this but for those that will:

No cover yet.

The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory
US: August 26, 2014
UK: August 14, 2014 (Titled "The Last Rose")

The final novel in the Cousins’ War series, the basis for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries, The White Queen, by #1 New York Times bestselling author and “the queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory tells the fascinating story of Margaret Pole, cousin to the “White Princess,” Elizabeth of York, and lady-in-waiting to Katherine of Aragon.

Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII’s claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter—Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret’s contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. Margaret soon becomes a trusted advisor and friend to the honeymooning couple, hiding her own royal connections in service to the Tudors.

After the sudden death of Prince Arthur, Katherine leaves for London a widow, and fulfills her deathbed promise to her husband by marrying his brother, Henry VIII. Margaret’s world is turned upside down by the surprising summons to court, where she becomes the chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. But this charmed life of the wealthiest and “holiest” woman in England lasts only until the rise of Anne Boleyn, and the dramatic deterioration of the Tudor court. Margaret has to choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical king, or to her beloved queen; to the religion she loves or the theology which serves the new masters. Caught between the old world and the new, Margaret Pole has to find her own way as she carries the knowledge of an old curse on all the Tudors.

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Post by Nefret » Wed February 5th, 2014, 3:19 am

Is Philippa Gregory just writing that Cousins series up to The Constant Princess, then?
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 Lisa » Wed February 5th, 2014, 12:17 pm

I guess so, Nefret. I wonder if she will have C of A wearing that see-thru Moorish dancing outfit to seduce Arthur again? :rolleyes:

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Post by Misfit » Wed February 5th, 2014, 4:00 pm

Caught between the old world and the new, Margaret Pole has to find her own way as she carries the knowledge of an old curse on all the Tudors.
Please don't tell me she's gonna keep on with the Melusine/curse. :mad: :mad:
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Post by princess garnet » Wed February 5th, 2014, 5:13 pm

I'll borrow from the library!

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Post by Nefret » Wed February 5th, 2014, 5:57 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Please don't tell me she's gonna keep on with the Melusine/curse. :mad: :mad: [/quote]

Probably. And there was a Moorish dancing outfit?
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 Misfit » Wed February 5th, 2014, 9:34 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]Probably. And there was a Moorish dancing outfit?[/quote]

I don't recall the dancing outfit, but I tend to skim when it comes to PG.
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Post by Nefret » Wed February 5th, 2014, 10:31 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I don't recall the dancing outfit, but I tend to skim when it comes to PG.[/quote]

True. Though I still might read the whole series, or attempt to anyway.
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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