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Conqueror: A Novel of William the Conqueror, the Bastard Son Who Overpowered a Kingdom
Conqueror A Novel of William the Conqueror the Bastard Son Who Overpowered a Kingdom
Author: Georgette Heyer
The true story of the bastard son who made himself a king and the woman who melted his heart. — The stirring history of William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, who invaded England and became the King. His victory, concluded at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, is known as the Norman Conquest. — Known for her exhaustive research and ability t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781402213557
ISBN-10: 1402213557
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 368
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Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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PLEASE NOTE: This is neither a Regency Romance nor a mystery novel. Even though PBS lists it as a mystery, IT IS NOT A MYSTERY!!! It is a historical romance.

William the Bastard, base-born son of the Duke of Normandy, must fight the King of France to regain his Duchy. Spurned in love by the Princess Matilda, the fighting Duke dares to take a whip to her in her own fathers palace, before making her his bride. William the Conqueror sails to England to claim the Saxon Kings crown and sceptre for his own.

From an Amazon review: "Georgette Heyer, best known for her formulaic Regency and Georgian romances, strayed from her usual path long enough to turn out this excellent, entertaining novel. The narrative follows the life and achievements of William, duke of Normandy--better known as William the Conqueror--through the eyes of one of his young knights, the fictional Raoul de Harcourt."
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