The sequel to "A Journey Written In Blood", this book continues the saga of Alexander Corvina and Lucien Arkanon as they move on into France. Alex and his father save the French ambassador to Bohemia from an ambush on the road. As a reward for their heroics, King Louis XIV gives them positions in his court. Each of them must learn what it means to be French in their own way.
The "true" history of Lucinda, a poor orphaned stepchild whose life turns out to be the inspiration for the world's most famous tale. Her search for one true love or another takes her all over 17th-century England, France and the Low Countries, until she befriends Charles Perrault, the original author of the fairy tales, and tells him her life story.
Count Pipperel Pierre Paien and his cousin Rushkin have been summoned to live at the Palace of Versailles under the watchful eye of King Louis XIV. Reluctant to become a part of the King’s menagerie Pipperel hopes to maintain a low profile, but missing jewels, murders, and the possibility of becoming a target for spies, Pipperel and Rushkin find themselves the center of attention...
Third in Fidelis Morgan’s hugely entertaining series featuring Countess Ashby de la Zouche and her stupendously bosomed former maid, Alpiew, a pair of Restoration detectives dubbed Cagney and Lacey in corsets. The investigation involves unravelling plots against three kings and negotiating the culinary eccentricities of the Court of Versailles
Don't look now, but...what dramatic form would you expect the French to impose on English history? Bedroom farce, of course. Good Queen Anne and the Churchills, Winston's ancestors, are here in Eugene Scribe's nineteenth-century classic, riding high as the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough.
Adrienne is happy to become a ward of King Louis XIV of France and attend the school for girls established by his wife. But when the school’s rules change, she flees with the help of her cousin Pierre and hides in the palace of Versailles, disguised as a page boy, until the two escape--only to be accidentally separated. Not knowing if he is alive, she soon must make a decision about her future.
28 biographies from Queen Elizabeth I (who came to the throne in 1560) through King Louis XIV who died in 1715. The 17th century was an age of religious wars and revolutions. It was also the century in which the English and French established colonies in North America. Key biographies are James I, Charles I, Cromwell, Champlain, Captain John Smith, William Bradford, and John Winthrop.