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Lady Godiva

One of the delights of writing The Leopards of Normandy series has been the entirely unexpected discoveries that I’ve bumped into along the way. I had no idea, for example, that the Lady Godiva, who, famously, though perhaps not factually, rode naked through the streets of Coventry, was actually a Saxon noblewoman called Godgifu, whose life overlapped with that of

William the Conquerer – Problem Child

The Leopards of Normandy_DEVIL

Imagine a baby boy – call him Baby W – born to an unmarried 16 year-old girl, known as ‘H’ from a working-class background. The baby’s father, ‘R’ comes from a wealthy, powerful family in which power is maintained by the ruthless use of violence: a gang culture, essentially. R agrees to support and eventually

THE LEOPARDS OF NORMANDY: What to expect

Book. 1: The Devil And His Bastard Son Robert of Normandy is a young man in a hurry. He’s handsome, brave, impetuous and he’s just seized Normandy’s mightiest castle. But Robert has an older brother, Richard. He’s the Duke of Normandy. He wants his castle back and he’ll take it by force if he has