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The Red Queen
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The Red Queen

The Red QueenGregory, PhilippaPublisher: Simon & Schuster, August 3, 2010ISBN: 9781439197172SummaryHeiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness.

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Effigy of the Cloven Hoof

Effigy of the Cloven Hoof By Ellen FosterLulu Press, 2010ISBN: 978-0-557-39894-2Synopsis: The opening pages of this historical mystery novel carry the reader into the midst of a demonic storm raging on the banks of the Severn River in Gloucestershire, England, in the early autumn of the year 1400. Unknown to the household of Lady Apollonia of Aust a tidal bore has surged up the Severn Estuary leaving in its wake a pre-dawn tide of dead lepers.
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Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of AquitaineBy Alison WeirBallantine Books, 2010ISBN: 978-0-345-51187-4Publisher’s Synopsis: Nearing her thirtieth birthday, Eleanor has spent the past dozen frustrating years as consort to the pious King Louis VII of France. For all its political advantages, the marriage has brought Eleanor only increasing unhappiness—and daughters instead of the hoped-for male heir.
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The Demon’s Parchment: A Medieval Noir

The Demon’s Parchment: A Medieval NoirWesterson, JeriPublisher:St. Martin’s Press, October 12, 2010ISBN: 9780312621049SummaryIn fourteenth century London, Crispin Guest is a disgraced knight convicted of treason and stripped of his land, title and his honor. He has become known as the “Tracker”-a man who can find anything, can solve any puzzle and, with the help of his apprentice, Jack Tucker, an orphaned street urchin with a thief ‘s touch-will do so for a price.
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The Red Queen

The Red QueenGregory, PhilippaPublisher: Simon & Schuster, August 3, 2010ISBN: 9781439197172SummaryHeiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness.
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The Secret Eleanor

The Secret EleanorCecelia HollandPublisher: Berkley Trade, August 3, 2010ISBN: 9780425234501SummaryEleanor of Aquitaine seized hold of life in the 12th century in a way any modern woman would envy 1151: As Duchess of Aquitaine, Eleanor grew up knowing what it was to be regarded for herself and not for her husband’s title.
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Poison: A Novel of the Renaissance

Poison: A Novel of the RenaissanceSara PoolePublisher: St. Martin’s Press, August 3, 2010ISBN:9780312609832SummaryIn the simmering hot summer of 1492, a monstrous evil is stirring within the Eternal City of Rome. The brutal murder of an alchemist sets off a desperate race to uncover the plot that threatens to extinguish the light of the Renaissance and plunge Europe back into medieval darkness.
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The Queen’s Daughter

The Queen’s DaughterSusan CoventryPublisher:Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, June 8, 2010ISBN:9780805089929SummaryJoan’s mother is Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, the most beautiful woman in the world. Her father is Henry II, the king of England and a renowned military leader. She loves them both-so what is she to do when she’s forced to choose between them?
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The Sorcerer of Sainte Felice

The Sorcerer of Sainte FeliceAnn FinninPublisher:Llewellyn Worldwide, June 1, 2010ISBN:9780738720708Summary“I was only an apprentice. By all the angels in Heaven.”Condemned to death by the Holy Office for sorcery, fifteen-year-old Michael de Lorraine is rescued from the flames by Abbot Francis and granted refuge at Sainte Felice, a Benedictine monastery in fifteenth-century France.
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The People’s Queen

The People’s QueenBy Vanora BennettPublished by: Harpercollins (uk) August 23, 2010ISBN:9780007311217SummaryThe country is in turmoil, The King is in debt to the City, and the old order had broken down — a time of opportunity indeed, for those who can seize the moment. The king’s mistress, Alice Perrers, becomes the virtual ruler of the country from his sickbed.
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Heroes of the Valley

Heroes of the ValleyBy Jonathan StroudPublisher:Hyperion Books for Children, Nov 22, 2010ISBN:978-1423109662SummaryHalli Sveinsson has grown up in the House of Svein, listening to the legends of the heroes as all his forefathers did. His is a peaceful society where the violence of the past has been outlawed and disputes are settled by the Council.
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Heartstone

HeartstoneBy C. SansomPublisher:Random House of Canada, September 28, 2010ISBN:9780307356192SummaryShardlake goes to war…Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII”s invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel. As the English fleet gathers at Portsmouth, the country raises the largest militia army it has ever seen.
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Lords of the Bow

Lords of the BowBy Conn IgguldenPublisher: Harpercollins (uk) | July 16, 2010ISBN:978-0440243922SummaryThe gathering of the tribes of the Mongols has been a long time in coming but finally, triumphantly, Temujin of the Wolves, Genghis Khan, is given the full accolade of the overall leader and their oaths.
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King Arthur’s Bones

King Arthur’s BonesBy The The Medieval MurderersPublisher: Simon & Schuster UK, October 19, 2010ISBN:9781847393654SummaryDuring excavation work at Glastonbury Abbey in the year 1191, an ancient leaden cross is discovered buried several feet below the ground. Inscribed on it are the words “Hic iacet sepultus inclitus rex arturius: “Here lies buried the renowned King Arthur.
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