The Captive Heiress

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The Captive Heiress

The Captive Heiress Alecyn de Beauclaire an orphaned heiress is taken captive at age nine by the Earl of Rocheford who wants to enjoy the income from her estates Her first friend in the strange new world at Castle Roch

  • Title: The Captive Heiress
  • Author: Blair Bancroft
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Alecyn de Beauclaire, an orphaned heiress, is taken captive at age nine by the Earl of Rocheford who wants to enjoy the income from her estates Her first friend in the strange new world at Castle Rocheford is Ranulf Mort Mer, a descendant of Vikings and a penniless squire with no hope of ever being able to afford a horse and armor so he can become a knight As the yearsAlecyn de Beauclaire, an orphaned heiress, is taken captive at age nine by the Earl of Rocheford who wants to enjoy the income from her estates Her first friend in the strange new world at Castle Rocheford is Ranulf Mort Mer, a descendant of Vikings and a penniless squire with no hope of ever being able to afford a horse and armor so he can become a knight As the years go by, their friendship is unwavering, even when tested by the preaching of monks who declare that all women are evil and should be shunned.When Alecyn is almost fourteen a marriageable age in Medieval times King Henry II makes Alecyn his ward She is thrilled because she knows the king will want to keep her money for himself and, therefore, will not marry her off for several years Perhaps there is still time for Ranulf to become a knight and distinguish himself in battle.In her position as companion to the royal children and songstress to the royal court, Alecyn learns not only the epic romance of chivalry, but the dark side of romance as she witnesses the love hate relationship between the king and queen Ranulf, meanwhile, learns to fight side by side with a new friend, William Marshall But even Ranulf s eventual elevation to knighthood is not enough to qualify for the hand of an heiress to four fine estates.Until, one day, Queen Eleanor goes for a hunt on her lands in the Aquitaine, and Ranulf and his friend, William Marshall, are among her escorts Perhaps, just perhaps, if the three young people survive captivity by Eleanor s rebellious knights, they may have a future after all But which young knight will King Henry choose for Alecyn Author s Note THE CAPTIVE HEIRESS was written as a painless way for people from nine to ninety to learn about Medieval times, particularly the tumultuous twelfth century In addition to a look at the dramatic lives of King Henry and Eleanor, readers will catch a glimpse of the early days of their many children, including Richard and John who became famous through the Robin Hood legend Another very important character is William Marshall, often called the greatest knight who ever lived Please see the Whatever Happened to section at the back of the book for the rest of the story of the many real characters in THE CAPTIVE HEIRESS.Warning marriages were often contracted at birth, and girls commonly married at age fourteen, so modern sensibilities need to be set aside This is the way it was.

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    1. Gillian on said:

      Ok. Lacks depth but it is an easy enjoyable read for when you just fancy something comfortable with a good old fashioned happy ending.

    2. Jo Smith on said:

      The Captive Heiress, a story of a grieving young girls struggle with life in a hard and unforgiving area September 18, 2013 By Jo Smith This review is from: The Captive Heiress (Kindle Edition) Sunlight shimmered off the child's tears as well. She was nine years old . And desolate. Wow what and opening. How could you not be captured by the picture this paints? Blair Bancroft does this story with light delicate descriptions of the gardens and gowns of the time. She also draws you into the emotion [...]

    3. Mieke on said:

      I don't even remember why I bought this book, probably based on a recommendation or as an inexpensive deal on ! A quick, fluffy read, nothing historically bulky here; reminded me a lot of the historical romances I read in my early twenties and I would recommend it for those who enjoy an easy read heavier on romance and light on history.

    4. ROMANTIC HISTORICAL REVIEW BLOG on said:

      Reviewed by Lady of Misrul at Romantic Historical Lovers:romantichistoricallovers.wordp

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