She had kings as sons and kings as husbands
She shone forth in the glory of her progeny of kings
She excelled in virtue even the ranks of her glorious ancestors.
So wrote Godfrey, Prior of the Old Minster at Winchester, where Emma was laid to rest.
In this 21st century, Queen Emma has been the central figure in two historical novels. The first is by author Helen Hollick. Titled A HOLLLOW CROWN in the UK and THE FOREVER QUEEN in the U.S. it covers a great swathe of Emma’s life.
My own novel, SHADOW ON THE CROWN, covers only a few years of Emma’s life, and is the first part of a trilogy in which Emma will play the central role.
We will be live on-line at Helen’s UK blog
from 2-3p.m. GMT (6 a.m. US Pacific Time – I’ll be getting up very early)
THIS COULD BE AN INTERNET FIRST!
DON’T MISS IT!
(We will try not to give away any spoilers, but beware: History has been written, and past events have a way of sneaking into present conversations.)
Lest I forget: Giveaways! We’ll each be giving away 1 copy our US and UK books. Mark your calendars.