The Conqueror Author:Georgette Heyer "I have sworn to have Matilda, and none other. Either for love or for hatred she is mine." — 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 lovely Princess Matilda, the fighting Duke dares to take a whip to her in her own father's palace, before ... more »making her his bride.
Thwarted by the Saxon Earl Harold of a promise of the throne of England, William the Conqueror sails to Hastings to claim the King's crown and sceptre for his own.« less