My Lord John: A tale of intrigue, honor and the rise of a king (Historical Romances)

By Georgette Heyer

There are heroes and villains yet just one king...

John, Duke of Bedford, grew to manhood battling for his father, King Henry IV of britain, at the wild and lawless Northern Marches. He used to be a prince of the royal blood, dependable, powerful, and the best best friend that his brother?the destiny Henry V?was to have. full of the conflict of sour rivalries and lethal energy struggles, this is often Georgette Heyer's final and such a lot formidable novel, bringing to existence a personality and a interval she came upon irresistibly attractive.

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"Wonderful characters, stylish, witty writing, ideal interval element, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the remainder of us simply aspire to."
New York occasions e-book Review

"The actual allure of the tale lies within the brilliant portrayal of existence within the center a while, the dominance of the church and the nature of John whose tasks look heavy for his years. youth used to be brief, it appears, in these long-ago occasions. And omit Heyer's use of phrases and expressions is attention-grabbing, a relentless reminder of the interval and the way language changes."
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"Miss Heyer used to be a very good storyteller."
Times Literary Supplement

"With exceptionally vast scholarship, leave out Heyer tells the drama of a whole era."
Columbus Dispatch

"Miss Heyer brings the spirit of the center a long time to existence in each chapter."
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M. de Guyenne leaned again in his chair, taking a look down the years, occasionally smiling on the gentle in Harry’s eyes, occasionally interpolating a notice that conjured up new stories. Messire de Froissart had now not visited England for seven-and-twenty years. He acknowledged: ‘I idea if i'll yet see this land back I may still stay the longer. ’ He paused, after which additional: ‘The faces are all new to me. My middle has been choked with an exceptional unhappiness and longing. ’ Bel sire acknowledged not anything. After a silence Messire de Froissart sighed, and acknowledged: ‘I keep in mind that I journeyed to Guyenne within the teach of your brother the Lord Edward, whose soul God pardon! I have in mind if you, monseigneur, set forth on a good driving via France. ’ ‘Ah, the outdated days! ’ Bel sire acknowledged. ‘Of those that fought at Poitiers, what number stay? it kind of feels to me that i locate purely their sons this day. And Crécy – ’ ‘Crécy! Why, i actually used to be no longer out of the nursery then! ’ Bel sire interrupted. ‘There have been ten years among Edward and me. As for Poitiers – good, that used to be decades in the past, too. I had the French King whom we captured there lodged within the Savoy for years. an excellent guy: the easiest of the Frenchmen i've got identified. they've got by no means paid his ransom to this present day, you recognize. ’ ‘A chivalrous knight,’ Froissart acknowledged. ‘Oh, certain! He got here again to us whilst he came upon that that son of his sought after him so little he wouldn't pay his ransom! Very right, although I consistently proposal he loved it larger right here than in his personal land. God assoil him! We have been feasting jointly within the Savoy an afternoon or so in simple terms prior to he died! It was once a merry night – a really merry night! ’ ‘And now the French raid our coasts! ’ muttered Harry. Neither of the aged gents heard him. They forgot the lordings as their thoughts flitted forwards and backwards around the prior. At one second they have been giggling over a sea-fight with the Spaniards, which Queen Philippa, Bel sire’s mom, had watched in affliction from the shore; on the subsequent they have been recalling battling at Najera in 1367, and it used to be Bel sire who took up the story, for Messire de Froissart had no longer long past to Spain with Great-uncle Edward. He appeared to comprehend greatly concerning the crusade, in spite of the fact that, and he positioned fast inquiries to Bel sire, as if he desired to recognize the reality in the back of a few tale he have been instructed. Bel sire had led the vaward of the English military around the Pyrenees, in the course of wintry weather; and not, he stated, might he omit the frozen mountain-tops as they got here to the move of Roncesvalles, the chilly that bit into their bones, the flaming scarlet at the pennons of Sir John Chandos’s retinue, noticeable opposed to the snow. The lordings had heard the tale prior to; they have been desirous to achieve the conflict. Harry interjected: ‘Du Guesclin! ’ Bel sire glanced down at him. ‘Yes, Du Guesclin led the Bastard of Navarre’s vaward opposed to us. He used to be Sir John’s prisoner: we held him for lots of months. He instructed Edward he was once proud to imagine he dared now not liberate him. yet Edward used to be the prouder: he enable him move. 100000 francs his ransom rate Du Guesclin!

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