The bastard king

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Hale, Oct 31, 1974 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Based on the life of William the Conqueror.

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User Review  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

This novel based on King William I of England, aka William the Bastard, aka William Duke of Normandy, aka William the Conqueror, had me hooked from start to finish. Ms Plaidy opens the tale before ... Read full review

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User Review  - Poindextrix - LibraryThing

A great piece of historical fiction, Plaidy takes readers through the childhood and rise to power of William the Conqueror. This book is a masterful mix of history and characterization of one of England's great rulers. Read full review


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Jean Plaidy was a writer. The name is a pseudonym of Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert. She was born in London on September 1, 1906. Most of the books written as Jean Plaidy are historical romances based on English history featuring historical figures. The first, Beyond the Blue Mountains, was published in 1947. Hibbert also wrote five nonfiction histories and two children's books. Besides Jean Plaidy, Hibbert wrote under Victoria Holt, Phillipa Carr, Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow, Ellalice Tate, and her maiden name, Eleanor Burford. Hibbert died on January 18, 1993.

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