Books tagged: wessex

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Awfully Artful Arthur or should that be Clever Cunning Cerdic?
Series: Grimm Tales. Price: Free! Words: 13,710. Language: British English. Published: February 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
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After almost three years 21stC schoolboy Jamie meets up with Grimm again and this time Grimm finally tells Jamie the true story of King Arthur - well almost true, as true as his memory recalls, for he is no longer the young man, but the old man.
Alfred the Great; Edward the King
Series: The Ambrose Chronicles, Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,950. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
King Alfred the Great is dead, and young Prince Edward must persuade the Witan that he should be the next king. His own royal cousin, Ethelwold, rebels, and is soon leading an unholy alliance of influential noblemen and Vikings. Wearing the Viking crown of Northumbria, he invades Wessex. Can Edward keep his throne? Will Wessex finally fall to the Viking onslaught?
Wessex Tales: "For Viviana's Wedding" (Story 16)
Price: Free! Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Viviana de Eskelling was the last in the family line of the Norman Schelins. Her family had held Okeford for 200 years. A single woman (a woman sole) was disadvantaged in law. So around 1287 Viviana married Bartholomew Turberville, taking Okeford into the Turberville estates. (Thomas Hardy tweaked 'Turberville' into 'D'Urberville'.) In Okeford, villagers prepare for their lady’s wedding.
Wessex Tales: "Julia" (Story 11)
Price: Free! Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
This story in the "Wessex Tales" collection—"Julia" (Story 11)—is sequel to "The Face in the Floor" (Story 10). It was Julia’s parents who commissioned their villa's magnificent mosaic floor in the previous tale; as a child, she watched the master-mosaicist lay it. As "Julia" begins, Julia is a young woman angry at life, angrier at expectations, and resisting marriage. (circa 335 CE)
Wessex Tales: "The Face in the Floor" (Story 10)
Price: Free! Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The earliest known mosaic floor to depict Christ was laid in a remote Roman villa in Dorset around 325 CE. (Discovered under meadow grass in 1963 it was moved to the British Museum.) The larger end of this mosaic measures 17 feet by 15, the smaller end, 16½ feet by 8. Why lay this magnificent floor in rustic Dorset? “The Face in the Floor" gives the origins of this floor an imaginative history.
Wessex Tales: "In the land of the great stone rings" (Story 5)
Price: Free! Words: 9,070. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Turig, a Bronze Age farmer, tells his grandson how he had been drafted for labor service decades before. The work was long and dangerous but his supervisor’s flirtatious daughter presented the larger threat. Two years later, Turig helped lift the last sarsen stone onto a structure we know as Stonehenge. [PS: New research revises this date by a full millennium, from 3,600 to 4,600 years ago.]
Wessex Tales: "The Infant and the Hare" (Story 1)
Price: Free! Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
“The Infant and the Hare” is the first, earliest story in Fripp’s new collection, “Wessex Tales: eight thousand years in the life of an English village.” Stone Age hunters make camp on Okeford Hill. As dawn breaks the men go hunting while a woman gives birth. And the end? In an age when human beliefs were much different than ours, the end is mystical.
Elysium Part One. Another Chance
Series: Strings of Life. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,670. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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A Post Apocalyptic Tale of Community and Corruption ~ 2145 ~ Governments of the world endeavour to reclaim tainted land a century after the holocaust of The Great Pathogen. In the southwest of England a community has survived outside the government’s notice, and have grown fearful of what should happen were they discovered.
Alfred the Great; Young Edward
Series: The Ambrose Chronicles, Book 9. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,370. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Wessex faces the greatest invasion of Alfred the Great's life. A vast Viking alliance threatens the last independent Saxon kingdom in all England. Can Wessex survive the onslaught? Can the young Prince Edward lead a Saxon army to victory? Ambrose, Edward's uncle, and a Byzantine scholar will once again be called upon to help in the bitter struggle.
The Battle of Wimbledon (568) - A Bretwalda Battle
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: British English. Published: July 14, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages, Nonfiction » History » European
In the chaos that engulfed Britain after the “Age of Arthur”, one battle stands out. This was a key battle fought in the heart of the Dark Ages for control of southern Britain that pitched the King of Kent against the leader of the Romano-Britons. The victory won here decided the fate of Britain for a generation.