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Pilgrimage by Lucy Pick. An accidental encounter offers another path, and Gebirga flees her callous family with a pack of pilgrims headed along the road to Compostela. To find a place where she can belong, Gebirga must learn there are other ways of seeing the truth than with her eyes. The House of Kanze by Nobuko Albery. Death Comes as Epiphany by Sharan Newman. To save her Order, and protect all she holds dear, Catherine must find the manuscript and discover who altered the text. Queen by Right by Anne Easter Smith. Queen by Right reveals how she came to step into her destiny, beginning with her marriage to Richard, duke of York, whom she meets when she is nine and he is thirteen.
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Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth. The news of the survival of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, has set royal houses ablaze with intrigue and rocked the fledgling Tudor dynasty. Lady Catherine Gordon has no doubt that her husband will succeed in his quest.
But rather than assuming the throne, Catherine would soon be prisoner of King Henry VII, and her beloved husband would be stamped as an imposter. Empress by Shan Sa. King William Rufus is killed with an arrow on a hunt. Rumors start immediately that he was murdered.
Nineteen years later, in France, the poet Hilary the Englishman meets a strange man who offers to buy Hilary a meal if he does him a favor. He gives Hilary a pouch of silver, and a message to be delivered to Count Fulk in Anjou. But by morning the man is dead. Hilary knows only one man can help him.
His former teacher, the brilliant Peter Abelard. The Changeling by Kate Horsley.
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The revelation of her womanhood marks the beginning of her journey through a succession of changing identities—including son, wife, warrior, and mother—each of which brings its own special wisdom, but none of which, she discovers, can ultimately define her. Now is the Time by Melvyn Bragg.
But within two weeks, the unthinkable happened: a vast force of common people invaded London, led by a former soldier, Walter Tyler, and the radical preacher John Ball, demanding freedom, equality and the complete uprooting of the Church and state. And for three intense, violent days, it looked as if they would sweep all before them. And Tomorrow is a Hawk by Kathryne Finn. Then she meets a poet who teaches her that the way out of darkness can be found with a sharpened quill, a full inkwell, and blank parchment. It is a life that culminates when her words are set into type, making Julyana Berners the first woman to have her work printed in the English language.
Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf. His family fled the Inquisition and he became an itinerant merchant, and made many journeys to the East. While in Rome, he wrote the first trilingual dictionary Latin, Arabic and Hebrew , as well as his celebrated Description of Africa, for which he is still remembered as Leo Africanus. The Holy Sail by Abdulaziz al-Mahmoud. But all eyes are on the Portuguese fleets in the Arabian Gulf, intent on securing the profitable spice trade.
Sinful Folk by Ned Hayes. Villagers traveled hundreds of miles across England to demand justice. Sinful Folk is the story of this terrible mid-winter journey as seen by Mear, a former nun who has lived for a decade disguised as a mute man. On this journey, she will find the strength to claim the promise of her past and create a new legacy. Cadfael is to serve as translator for a group of monks heading to the town of Gwytherin in Wales. When the monks arrive in Gwytherin, the town is divided over the request.
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When the leading opponent to disturbing the grave is found shot dead with a mysterious arrow, some believe Saint Winifred herself delivered the deadly blow. Brother Cadfael knows an earthly hand did the deed, but his plan to root out a murderer may dig up more than he can handle. Both stories are set in the Heian court of the emperor Ichijo — and tell of the ill-fated love between the emperor and his first consort, Teishi, and of the political rivalries that threaten to divide them.
Pillars of Light by Jane Johnson. Meanwhile in England, John Savage, a foundling boy, runs away with The Moor, a mysterious man driven by a dream of perfection. Oswald by Edoardo Albert. The Errant Hours by Kate Innes. All Illesa has left is the secret manuscript entrusted to her—a book so powerful it can save lives, a book so valuable that its discovery could lead to her death.
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Blood and Beauty by Sarah Dunant. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy as Alexander VI, he is defined by his wealth, his love for his illegitimate children, and by his blood: He is a Spanish Pope in a city run by Italians. If the Borgias are to triumph, this charismatic politician must use papacy and family—in particular, his eldest son, Cesare, and his daughter Lucrezia—in order to succeed. The Book of the Maidservant by Rebecca Barnhouse. Dame Margery feels the suffering the Virgin Mary felt for her son, but cares little for the misery she sees every day.
When she announces that Johanna will accompany her on a pilgrimage to Rome, the suffering truly begins. She is no monster as portrayed in the Old English epic, Beowulf. We learn her side of the story and that of her defamed child.
We learn how the invasion by brutal men is not a fairy tale, but a disaster doomed to cycle relentlessly through human history. Only the surviving women can sing poignant laments, preserve a glittering culture, and provide hope for the future. The Painter of Souls by Philip Kazan. So it is for Filippo Lippi, growing up in Renaissance Florence. He has a talent to see, capture, and paint the beauty in everything. But talent cannot always feed you or protect you. His life will take him down two paths at once.
He will become a gambler, a forger, a seducer of nuns; and at the same time he will be the greatest painter of his time, the teacher of Botticelli and the confidante of the Medicis.
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The Harrowing by James Aitcheson. The Harrowing has begun. As towns and villages fall to the invaders, five travelers fleeing the slaughter are forced to band together for survival. But are they fleeing the Normans or their own troubles? As enemies past and present close in, their prior deeds catch up with them and they discover there is no sanctuary from fate.
Lady Macbeth by Susan Fraser King. As she encounters danger from Vikings, Saxons, and treacherous Scottish lords, Rue begins to respect the man she once despised.
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The Abbess of Whitby by Jill Dalladay. This beautifully written story expresses the suffering caused by war and conflict, the transformative potential of a commitment to practicing peace and building reconciliation, and the simple beauty of a spiritual life. Laconic, ambitious and handsome, he is the one man the Stewart king dares to trust, the one man strong enough to save the kingdom from the civil war planned by the Archdeacon Columba Crozier and his bastard son, Adam de Verne.
Tied by blood on one side and by a forbidden, love on the other, Ninian is precipitated into violence and tragedy, in which she, too, has a vital part to play. Equal of the Sun by Anita Amirrezvani. But few people know of the powerful women in the Muslim world. Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran. But rebellion is in the air, and the question of how Richard II really died lingers, poisoning the court. The Horse Healer by Gonzalo Giner.
When word travels that the most feared fighters of the Muslim world, the Imesebelen, are advancing on Toledo, the innkeeper tells his son, Diego, to flee with his sisters. But Diego refuses to abandon his father. The old man and one of his daughters are slaughtered, and the other two girls are kidnapped. As Edwin walks alone by the shore, he is confronted by a mysterious figure—the missionary Paulinus—who prophesies that he will ascend to greater heights than any of his forefathers. The Burning Times by Jeanne Kalogridis. She flees her village and takes refuge in a Franciscan sisterhood.
The Duchess of Aquitaine by Margaret Ball. Everyone, that is, except for her dying father, who insists on leaving Eleanor his most valuable provinces—and making her prey to the first baron who rides in to kidnap her. Land of Wooden Gods by Jan Fridgard. The novel begins with the abandonment of a slave baby, condemned to the wolf-infested woods by a Viking chieftain upset by thrall unrest. The ensuing action shows Holme, the father, acting as no slave has ever before.