[Download] ➹ The Handfasted Wife ➾ Carol McGrath – E17streets4all.co.uk The Handfasted Wife is the story of the Norman Conquest from the perspective of Edith Elditha Swanneck, Harold s common law wife She is set aside for a political marriage when Harold becomes king in The Handfasted Wife is the story of the Norman Conquest from the perspective of Edith Elditha Swanneck, Harold s common law wife She is set aside for a political marriage when Harold becomes king inDetermined to protect her children s destinies and control her economic future, she is taken to William s camp when her estate is sacked on the eve of the Battle of Hastings She later identifies Harold s body on the battlefield and her The Handfasted Epub / youngest son becomes a Norman hostage Elditha avoids an arranged marriage with a Breton knight by which her son might or might not be given into his care She makes her own choice and sets out through strife torn England to seek help from her sons in Dublin However, events again overtake her Harold s mother, Gytha, holds up in her city of Exeter with other aristocratic women, including Elditha s eldest daughter The girl is at risk, drawing Elditha back to Exeter and resistance Initially supported by Exeter s burghers the women withstand William s siege However, after three horrific weeks they negotiate exile and the removal of their treasure Elditha takes sanctuary in a convent where eventually she is reunited with her hostage son This is an adventure story of love, loss, survival and reconciliation.
My first degree is in History and English from Queens University Belfast I have a postgraduate MA in writing from Queens University and an Mphil in writing from The Royal Holloway ,University of London My debut novel The Handfasted Wife is the first in a Trilogy The Daughters of Hastings The first is the story of and its aftermath from the perspective of the noble women The Swan Daughter and The Betrothed Sister have followed All The Handfasted Epub / have been best sellers My new novel The Woman in the Shadows tells the tale of Thomas and Elizabeth Cromwell and is the story of an early Tudor marriage I am now working on a medieval trilogy about she wolf queens.
- 376 pages
- The Handfasted Wife
- Carol McGrath
- 13 October 2017 Carol McGrath