By Princess Michael of Kent
On the age of 19, Yolande of Aragon is distributed clear of her relatives, her pals, and every little thing she is aware, to marry the younger Duke of Anjou, King Charles VI's first cousin. Their marriage has been prepared to shape an alliance among the formerly warring kingdoms of Aragon and Anjou, and is politically fraught in a time of serious threat and unrest. but the union among Yolande and Louis turns into not just a superb love tale, but additionally units in movement occasions for you to switch the process history.
As Louis spends a growing number of money and time battling in Italy for his declare to the dominion of Naples, Yolande is left on my own with their six little ones to manipulate their lands. yet via her allure, fierce intelligence and the shrewdpermanent use of her spies, she turns into the saviour of not only her kingdoms but in addition of France.
Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent unveils this seldom instructed tale, enriched through her personal insider's viewpoint of royal life. The Queen of 4 Kingdoms is the epic precise tale of a wealthy and riveting interval of French and English background, all witnessed by means of the fascinating and intricate heroine Yolande.
'It used to be a time of excessive stakes and excessive threat, the place the correct selection may well convey a throne in its wake, however the improper you may result in the scaffold, of lives wrapped in gilded velvet, yet sopping wet in ambition and blood. Princess Michael takes the reader to the center of this glamorous, harmful international, and holds them spellbound. I enjoyed it.'
— Julian Fellowes
'Meticulously researched and powerfully evoked, Princess Michael uncovers the intense lifetime of Yolande of Aragon, the ability at the back of the throne of fifteenth-century France, and the mentor of Joan or Arc.'
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Hundreds of thousands of WHO WILL GO FOR US? 17 Americans had hunted through their scrapbooks and their attics for photographs and letters, guidebooks, railroad timetables, hotel circulars— everything that might by chance yield a scrap of information useful to a secret agent or to the Armed Forces. Thousands of people had searched in the libraries, in museums, in the records of business concerns, in consular reports. A. might have sat in that little cubicle for a month or two and compiled material about the places he was going to visit and the people he would meet.
Had he spoken any word yet? Had he made any effort to get up on his feet? And so on and on, as you might expect from a grandmother who was being kept by a cruel war four thousand miles away from the most precious of her possessions. And then Robbie Budd, and his family in Newcastle, Connecticut. Several years had passed since Beauty had seen Lanny's father; but Lanny had talked with him over the phone just before flying and reported that all was well. Budd-Erling was turning out the fastest pursuit plane in the world, and doing it wholesale now; the planes had helped to win the battle in Tunisia and were doing a job over Sicily that you could hear about e-^^ery hour or two over the French radio.
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