“ The personal service I received was superior.
No query or problem was left unanswered or unattended.”

Nicholas King

Isabella of Angoulême

Erica Lainé

The Tangled Queen (Part 1)

Isabella of Angoulême

£8.99

ISBN 9781781324578

Published Oct 2015

Paperback
203 x 133mm (228 pages)

As Isabella traced the patterns she thought about the magic that had captured Raymondin, and how he had betrayed his wife and children. I would be a dragon too if my husband betrayed me, she thought fiercely, and she stood a little taller and felt a stirring of anger at the thought of love and its betrayal.

Set in the thirteenth century, the kingdoms of England and France are struggling over territory as the powerful Angevins threaten the French king. In regions far from Paris local fiefdoms disregard all authority.

The Tangled Queen is the story of the little known and very young Isabella of Angoulême who was abducted by King John in 1200. She became his second wife and queen consort, aged 12. He was the most reviled king in English history and his lust for her led to the loss of Normandy and the destruction of the Plantagenet Empire, which then brought about the Magna Carta.

Isabella came of age in England, but was denied her place in court. Her story is full of thwarted ambition, passion, pride and cruelty. She longed for power of her own and returned to France after the death of John to live a life of treachery and intrigue…

Also consider
Cuckoo Clock – New York

Cuckoo Clock – New York

Elisabeth Marrion

Paperback

£8.99

A Dream Machine to Die For

A Dream Machine to Die For

Ken Wise

Paperback

£8.99

A Rip in the Veil

A Rip in the Veil

Anna Belfrage

Paperback

£9.99