AGNES SOREL: MISTRESS OF BEAUTY”
(VOLUME II OF THE ANJOY TRILOGY)
The court of France is assembled for the funeral of Yolande, Queen of Four Kingdoms, led by her son, René Duke of Anjou, with his sister Queen Marie of France, and his wife, Isabelle of Lorraine.
Isabelle has brought Agnès Sorel, her “demoiselle” who remained with Yolande...
"The Queen of Four Kingdoms" is Volume I of The Anjou Trilogy, the author's first historical novels. Volumes II and III will follow in 2014 and 2015. All the main characters in the story lived during the first half of the 15th century, and the historical events described are true to fact. The dialogue, minor characters, incidents and the decorative details are...
Set against the stunning backdrop of Renaissance France and peopled by the titans of European history, The Serpent and the Moon is a true story of love, war, intrigue, betrayal, and persecution. At its heart is one of the world’s great love stories: the life-long devotion of King Henri II of France to Diane de Poitiers, a beautiful aristocrat who was 18 years older than her lover.
“Cupid and the King” is the story of five great royal mistresses, one from each century beginning with the Renaissance. As royal marriages were invariably the result of a political or territorial treaty, the heir to the throne would have no say in the choice of his bride. It was understandable and even acceptable for him to make a choice of his heart. Some of these...
“Crowned in a Far Country” tells the story of eight princesses who made political marriages at the behest of the king and the success or failure they made of their role as First Lady of another country. As such they had the potential for tremendous influence in many areas, domestic, artistic and cultural. Fashion, gardening, child-rearing, food, interior design, even their chose of...