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chynared21 said:
Oh shoot...I forget who but I remember reading that someone here was in the process of writing a book. Darn it, I can't remember who it was :eek:
Leslie said she was writing a book, and I think she said she just completed it. This doesn't look like her kind of thing, though. I don't see Hugh anywhere on the cover. ;D
 

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I was going to guess Leslie as well. 
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Gertie Kindle 'Turn to Page 390' said:
Leslie said she was writing a book, and I think she said she just completed it. This doesn't look like her kind of thing, though. I don't see Hugh anywhere on the cover. ;D
I am writing a novella and it is finished. I spent the entire day yesterday doing a line by line edit. However, I am not Margaret Lake so this is another KindleBoards author.

Believe me, when mine comes out, I'll let you know!

L

Oh, PS, mine won't have Hugh on the cover.
 

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Maybe if we knew a little bit about the book it might be easier to figure out..???
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Leslie said:
Is it Sailor?
Sailor's nom de plume would be more nautical than Lake; I think she's still writing a shoot-em-up western. ;D

I'll give you another hint from our new author's new web site:

THE WARS OF THE ROSES​

The Wars of the Roses were a series of civil wars between supporters of the rival houses of Lancaster (red rose) and York (white rose) for the throne of England. Both houses were descended directly from Edward III. The wars are generally accepted to have been fought periodically between 1455 and 1487, although there were related conflicts both before and after this time period. The war effectively ended on August 22, 1485 with the victory of the Lancastrian Henry Tudor (Henry VII) over Yorkist Richard Plantagenet (Richard III) on Bosworth Field. The Tudors ruled England and Wales for 116 years.



A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HOUSES OF LANCASTER AND YORK​

The House of York descended in the paternal line from Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, the fourth surviving son of Edward III. The maternal line descended from Lionel, Duke of Clarence, Edward III's second surviving son. Based on this lineage, the Yorkists claimed the English throne.
The House of Lancaster descended from John of Gaunt, Edward III's third surviving son. John married Blanche of Lancaster, who brought him great estates and immense wealth. He was first named Earl of Lancaster, and later elevated to Duke of Lancaster and Duke of Aquitaine. The Lancasters claimed the throne as John was the third son, while Edmund was the fourth son. Although Lionel was the second son, his line was discounted by the Lancastrians as being of maternal descent.
Richard II was the son of Edward, the Black Prince, Edward III's eldest son. As the heir presumptive, Richard became the heir apparent, when his father died before ascending the throne. Richard became king in 1377 at the age of ten. His chief adviser was his uncle, John of Gaunt.
In 1387, the Lords Appellant took over the government until 1389 when Richard regained control. Richard appears to have bided his time until 1397 when he took his revenge by exiling or executing the Lords Appellant. Among those Richard exiled was Henry of Bolingbroke, John of Gaunt's legitimate son by Blanche of Lancaster. Upon John's death in 1399, Richard confiscated his estates, disinheriting Henry of Bolingbroke.
The ascension of the Lancastrians began several months later in June, 1399, when Henry returned to England with a small force, ostensibly to regain his estates. His force rapidly grew in numbers until he was able to take the throne during Richard's absence in Ireland. Richard was forced to surrender to Henry, now Henry IV, and was imprisoned in the Tower of London. Finally, Richard was transferred to Pontefract Castle where he died or was murdered. It is interesting to note that at the time Richard was imprisoned there, the warden of Pontefract was Thomas Swynford. Thomas was the son of Catherine Swynford with her first husband, and the stepbrother of Henry of Bolingbroke.
Henry's son, Henry V, is best known for his defeat of the French at the Battle of Agincourt on October 25, 1415, where English and Welsh longbowmen reigned supreme. Henry married Catherine of Valois, daughter of Charles VI of France. Charles was prone to periods of mental illness, which he presumably passed to his daughter, and she in turn, passed to her son, Henry VI.
Following the death of Henry V, his widow, Catherine, had a long term affair with Owen Tudor, a Welsh courtier. It is possible they were secretly married, and were the paternal grandparents of Henry VII.
Henry VI was an infant when his father died in 1422, and England and France were both governed by protectors. Due to the efforts of Joan of Arc, Henry lost all of France that his father had gained. With the news of the loss of Bordeaux in August 1453, Henry had a mental breakdown, completely losing touch with his surroundings. This breakdown lasted for more than a year, during which time, his son, Edward, was born. Even the birth of an heir failed to rouse Henry.
The Duke of York, Richard Plantagenet, also a descendant of Edward III, became protector of the realm. It was agreed that he would become king upon Henry's death. However, within a few weeks of this agreement being reached in 1460, Richard died in battle. His sons Edward (Edward IV) and Richard (Richard III) eventually ascended to the throne.
Henry Tudor dared to claim the throne of England through his mother, Margaret Beaufort, a granddaughter of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and his mistress, Catherine Swynford. Although the children born to John and Catherine before their marriage in 1396 were legitimized by papal bull, they were denied the right of succession. Using this tenuous connection as the basis for his invasion of England, Henry won the throne through right of conquest, and solidified his claim by marrying the daughter of Edward IV, Elizabeth of York.

Recommended reading:
Catherine by Anya Seton - This book was my first introduction to the story of John of Gaunt and Catherine Swynford.

Wheel of Fortune by Susan Howatch - Ms. Howatch is my favorite author. She fictionalizes historical figures and events by placing them in a very different setting from the actual occurrences. This book is the story of Edward III through Henry V, set in Wales, with the manor house of Oxmoon representing England.
 

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Well. . . if it makes anyone feel better. . . .I just googled: ariana's pride margaret lake.

The very first response is the 'so what are you reading' thread here at Kindleboards. :eek:

<heading there to look for clues>

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Ann in Arlington said:
Well. . . if it makes anyone feel better. . . .I just googled: ariana's pride margaret lake.

The very first response is this thread. :eek:

Ann
LOL I hit the 4/8/09 post on what are you reading now.
 

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Forster said:
LOL I hit the 4/8/09 post on what are you reading now.
yeah. . .hit post too soon. . .I corrected my post. . . .oops. :D

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Susan Howatch is Gertie's favorite author, but Gertie hasn't mentioned anything about writing a book. Could she have kept it that big a secret?

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Ann in Arlington said:
yeah. . .hit post too soon. . .I corrected my post. . . .oops. :D

Ann
The Google crawlers are doing their job.
 

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Ann in Arlington said:
Well. . . if it makes anyone feel better. . . .I just googled: ariana's pride margaret lake.

The very first response is this thread. :eek:

Ann
Our Margaret Lake just released the Kindle and Mobipocket versions a few minutes before I posted this so it will take a day or two before the book appears.

Here's the description:

ARIANA'S PRIDE is an historical romance set during the Wars of the Roses. The story commences shortly after the decisive Battle of Barnet where Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, was killed, and Edward IV (House of York) has just taken his throne back from the mad king, Henry VI (House of Lancaster).

Ariana Devoe is the willful and arrogant daughter of Earl William. What happens when she finds that she has lost her home and family? Will she lose her heart, too, as she struggles to reach the elderly Baron to whom her father has promised her? Or will she throw away her chance to avenge her father's death and regain her titles and estates to be with the dashing Jeremy?

Jeremy Gowen has lived most of his life in the Earl's stables, but does not intend to end his days there. Aided by the stablemaster, once a soldier in the King's service, Jeremy secretly learns horsemanship and sword fighting. After the attack on her father's castle, Jeremy finds Lady Ariana, lost and alone. He promises to take her to the Baron, but as their journey progresses, he is no longer willing to turn the woman he loves over to another man. Jeremy holds the secret which could make Ariana his, but he wants her to love him for his own sake.

Edited to fix my editor's typo. That's a clue.
 

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Oh, fine, hit us with that "I know something you don't know, neener neener neener" thing why don't you.  Sheesh.

pphhhbbbbbttttttt

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