Anne O'Brien's The Uncrowned Queen is out today at Amazon Kindle Store. This short story is intended to be a prequel to her upcoming The King's Concubine, the story of Alice Perrers, England’s most notorious mistress, which will be published on 4th May 2012.
What is this new short story about?
Edward III and Philippa of Hainault are newly-weds, but Philippa’s path to the throne of England is paved with treason…
Edward III proved to be one of the greatest of English kings, bringing England to military glory with victories against the French at Crecy and Poitiers in the Hundred Years War.
But in 1330, Philippa of Hainault may be married to King Edward III but she is kept penniless and powerless. England grimaces in the clutches of the Dowager Queen Isabella and her ruthlessly ambitious lover Lord Mortimer, while Edward’s father rots in illegal confinement, a prisoner at Mortimer’s hand. It will take a courageous young man to emerge from the shadows and rise up against this formidable pair. But now Edward is grown to maturity and Philippa, his new wife, is determined to see justice done. It is her advice, whispered into the young King Edward’s ear, that will see the battle for England’s throne commence. Treason is rife, with all to lose, but a Crown – in more than name - to gain. The victor’s prize is England. Failure could mean death.
Enjoy this glimpse into the conflict faced by Edward and Philippa in their battle to gain control of Edward’s true inheritance and set England on a path to greatness..
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