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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Review: The Bastard King (Norman Trilogy #1)

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Thought it was a worthwhile introduction to 1066 and all that! Read full review

Review: The Bastard King (Norman Trilogy #1)

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William the Conqueror was born a bastard, but managed to become both the Duke of Normandy and the King of England. This is a novel about his life. The author does a good job of bringing the central characters to life. Even so, there is nothing truly memorable about this book. 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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