The King s Favorite

A Novel of Nell Gwyn and King Charles II Susan Holloway Scott. for having ...
With giddy joy I reigned as the king's favorite in every possible way, by his side
and in his bed, and for the next fourteen months, I was the happiest I'd ever been.

The King s Favorite

The acclaimed author of Duchess and Royal Harlot returns with the unforgettable story of a king?s last love and London?s darling? BRNell Gwyn has never been a lady, nor does she pretend to be. Blessed with impudent wit and saucy beauty, she swiftly rises from the poverty of Covent Garden to become a sensation in the theater. Still in her teens, she catches the eye of King Charles II, and trades the stage for Whitehall Palace?and the role of royal mistress. Even though she delights the king, she must learn to negotiate the cutthroat royal court, where ambition and lust for power rule the hearts of all around her. For beneath her charm and light-heartedness, Nell has her own ambition?to become no less than the king?s favorite.

The King s Favorite

"Tanya Anne Crosby is a master of her genre." -Internationally Bestselling Author, Laurin Wittig"Tanya Anne Crosby returns to writing historical fiction as only she can: superbly and beautifully.

The King s Favorite

Sometimes, love is all the magic you need... Fearing her "gifts" will be used to defeat her sister Matilda, Elspeth Pendragon escapes the Black Mountain priory that has sheltered her and her sisters since their father's death, only to find herself indebted to, of all men, a Scotsman, whose loyalties are in question...Left to face the wrath of a new sovereign, Malcom Scott is forced to swear fealty to Stephen of Blois in order to keep the castle he won by slaying his own grandfather. But having done that, he's pitted himself against Scotia, and even his own sire. But even as he realizes there's no turning back, the late King's favorite illegitimate daughter may offer him more than he ever anticipated."Tanya Anne Crosby is a master of her genre." -Internationally Bestselling Author, Laurin Wittig"Tanya Anne Crosby returns to writing historical fiction as only she can: superbly and beautifully...." - Suzan Tisdale, bestselling author of Rowan's Lady"Tanya Anne Crosby builds worlds that immediately draw you in, with multi-dimensional characters and rich, detailed story lines. Her stories are absolutely riveting." -Kathryn Le Veque, USA Today Bestselling Author & Amazon All-Star Author1.Book 1: The King's Favorite (Elspeth's story)2.Book 2: A Winter's Rose (Rosalynde's story)3.Book 3: Rhiannon4.Book 4: Seren's Story (Untitled)5.Book 5: Arwyn's story (Untitled)

The King s Favorite

What follows is a devastating London plague and fire, a monarch who openly indulged his sexual proclivities, a series of plots against the crown, and the first true collection of female celebrities—as actresses, mistresses, and even ...

The King s Favorite

The King's Favorite is a mystery thriller set during one of the most spirited, scandalous, and memorable periods in English history—the Restoration—when the son of an executed king brought monarchy back to England after the repressive years of the Commonwealth. Following the coronation of Charles II came a reopening of the theaters, with the first women performing on the English public stage. What follows is a devastating London plague and fire, a monarch who openly indulged his sexual proclivities, a series of plots against the crown, and the first true collection of female celebrities—as actresses, mistresses, and even orange girls.

The King s Favorite the Duke of Lerma

king would have contradicted this principle . Even Maldonado , despite his
allusions to " love and friendship , " emphasized " a certain kind of equality when
discussing the friendship between the king and his favorite . These authors
wanted to ...

The King s Favorite  the Duke of Lerma


Book of Virtues

warning, Mordecai had saved the king's life. The king should have been very
grateful, but he was more interested in himself than in anyone else. Although ...
Meanwhile there was another man who was becoming the king's favorite. His
name ...

Book of Virtues

A senior editor of National Review and leading conservative spokesperson provides commentary to accompany this anthology of character-building stories from history, the Bible, and such poets as Frost and Angelou. 60,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.

The World s History Illuminated

separate himself from the party of the queen and her Italian favorite. Thus there
were two parties at the French court, led by the respective favorites of the king
and his mother. The Sieur de Luines succeeded so well in his machinations
against ...

The World s History Illuminated


Favorite Celtic Fairy Tales

I took a leap upon the front of the king's saddle, and the woman behind cried out,
“My king and my lord, kill him, or he will kill you!” “Oh! he will not kill me. He knew
me; he must be pardoned.” The king took me home with him, and gave orders I ...

Favorite Celtic Fairy Tales

Eight tales: "The Fate of the Children of Lir," "The Shepherd of Middvai," "Beth Gellert," "The Tale of Ivan," "Morraha," "The Story of Deirdre," "The Llanfabon Changeling," and "The Sea-Maiden."

Evil King s Favorite Consort

She was originally an unfavoured Third Miss in the Minister Palace, and she was forced to death.

Evil King s Favorite Consort

She was originally an unfavoured Third Miss in the Minister Palace, and she was forced to death. He was a handsome, lofty prince. Ten years ago, she had pulled his pants off and kicked him into the lake. Ten years later, she, who had been reborn, had returned blood-soaked. She was determined to wash away her past shame and avenge her mother. However, she did not want to meet him again, and thus was pestered by him. He treated her like a treasure in his palm, but she desperately wanted to escape until she had nowhere to run. Thus, she simply turned around and directly threw him onto the ground. Why, on the night of the wedding, he smiled with eyes as black as ink. He looked at her and asked, "My wife, ten years ago, the one who kicked I into the lake was you, right?" When she met him, it was as if they had met each other, and she had already defeated countless others in the human world. It was a one on one duel between strong men and strong women. If they were to join hands, they could guarantee that they would not fall into the trap.

The Overland Monthly

Ferrette instantly recognized the name " How the moonlight mellows these old of
the King's favorite , and his courtesy houses , ” he said poetically . “ What deep
became boundless . Lucien was about to shadows it casts under the hedges ...

The Overland Monthly


Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine

Ferrette instantly recognized the name " How the moonlight mellows these old of
the King's favorite , and his courtesy houses , ” he said poetically . “ What deep
became boundless . Lucien was about to shadows it casts under the hedges ...

Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine


The King s Mistress

Bardrick bowed to her and backed to the doorway, the way he did when she was
the king's favorite. The insult of it was clear —she was one of the many who had
sought the king's bed and now were to be used as rewards for services rendered
 ...

The King s Mistress

There were worse things than to be shackled in marriage to a handsome, powerful lord who desired her—but Marguerite of Alencon was bred to be consort to a king and could not abide her fate. She had great power as Henry Plantagenet's mistress, and to be set aside and promised as a bride to noble Orrick of Silloth was an insult she could not bear…! Orrick knew his reluctant bride was a creature of the court with many secrets. And yet, Marguerite of Alencon would make him a perfect partner—accomplished and gracious, a true Lady of the Keep—if only she could release her turbulent past and embrace a passionate future…in his arms!

Dragon Blood

The king had found a new favorite. Someone more important to him than Jade
Eyes—who had been as much a weapon to be used against Garranon as he had
been a serious rival for the position of king's favorite. The king had been very ...

Dragon Blood

The Hurog duology concludes with this fantastical adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs. Ward, ruler of Hurog, is striving to restore his lands and people to prosperity, wanting nothing more than a quiet life. But when an old friend, escaping from High King Jakoven’s torturers, seeks refuge in his keep, Ward can no longer ignore the growing rebellion against the tyrannical High King. He realizes that he cannot stand aside—he must join with the rebels. However, Jakoven has a secret weapon with which he intends to crush the rebellion: Farsonsbane, a magical artifact that has destroyed entire cities. But first, Jakoven needs blood to awaken it. Dragon’s blood. The very blood that courses through Ward’s veins…

A Favorite of the Queen

Sir Richard thought that the King's conscience might play its parr in the future of
his young protege. Henrv still frowned at the name of Dudley. He was well aware
rhar the execution of his father's favorite and adviser had been carried out for the
 ...

A Favorite of the Queen

Torn between her heart’s passion and duty to her kingdom, a young queen makes a dark choice… Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester was the most powerful man in England during the reign of Elizabeth I. Handsome and clever, he drew the interest of many women—but it was Elizabeth herself that loved him best of all. Their relationship could have culminated in marriage but for the existence of Amy Robsart, Robert's tragic young wife, who stood between them and refused to be swept away to satisfy a monarch’s desire for a man that was not rightfully her own. But when Amy suddenly dies, under circumstances that many deem to be mysterious at best, the Queen and her lover are placed under a dark cloud of suspicion, and Elizabeth is forced to make a choice that will define her legacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Living Age

This was usually very soon effected, for on the approach of the king's wives the
man was unable to remain and defend his ... During Bosman's absence from Fida
at the end of his first visit the king's favorite daughter was given in marriage to an
 ...

The Living Age


Korean Children s Favorite Stories

"O King," the young man said, "I shall bring back the three princesses." The king
answered, "Please do whatever you can." The young warrior then asked the king
for the loan of the five strongest men among the king's soldiers. Then he began ...

Korean Children s Favorite Stories

This colorfully illustrated multicultural Korean children's book presents Indian fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. Korean Children's Favorite Stories is a captivating collection of Korean folktales for children which are still being told, just as they have been for generations. Some are Korean-specific, while others echo those told in other countries. Written with wit and pathos, they unveil the inevitable foibles of people everywhere and expose the human-like qualities of animals and the animal-like qualities of humans. Pulsating with the rhythm of life and the seasons, these Korean fables transport the reader to a wonderland where ants talk, a baby rabbit outwits a tiger, a tree fathers a child, and a toad saves a whole village. Korean stories include: The Story Bag The Pheasant, the Dove, and the Magpie The Bridegroom's Shopping The Bad Tiger The Great Flood The Pumpkin Seeds The Grateful Tiger The Three Princesses And more… The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

Sixteenth seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Thus there were Louis XIII . and his favorite were seritwo parties at the French
court , led by the ously alarmed at the imminence of civil respective favorites of
the king and his Conscious of his inability to confront mother . the impending
storm ...

Sixteenth  seventeenth and eighteenth centuries


Library of Universal History

Thus there were Louis XIII . and his favorite were seritwo parties at the French
court , led by the ously alarmed at the imminence of civil respective favorites of
the king and his Conscious of his inability to confront mother . the impending
storm ...

Library of Universal History


English reformation to the fall of Poland

Thus there were Louis XIII . and his favorite were seritwo parties at the French
court , led by the ously alarmed at the imminence of civil respective favorites of
the king and his war . Conscious of his inability to confront mother . the
impending ...

English reformation to the fall of Poland


The Poetical Works

THE KING'S FAVORITE . THE KING'S FAVORITE . THE MERCHANT . , THE
SHERIFF. 213 THE TRAVELLER AND HIS FRIENDS . Well pleased with much
that met his eye ; A GALLIC LEGEND . A GENTLEMAN , about to make A trip at
sea ...

The Poetical Works