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For the King's Favorby Elizabeth Chadwick
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A Bittersweet Tale of Love, Loss, and the Power of Royalty
When Roger Bigod arrives at King Henry II's court to settle a bitter inheritance dispute, he becomes enchanted with Ida de Tosney, young mistress to the powerful king. A victim of Henry's seduction and the mother of his son, Ida sees in Roger a chance to begin a new life. But Ida pays an agonizing price when she leaves the king, and as Roger's importance grows and he gains an earldom, their marriage comes under increasing strain. Based on the true story of a royal mistress and the young lord she chose to marry, For the King's Favor is Elizabeth Chadwick at her best.
"An author who makes historical fiction come gloriously alive." Times of London
"Everyone who has raved about Elizabeth Chadwick as an author of historical novels is right." Devourer of Books Blog
"I rank Elizabeth Chadwick with such historical novelist stars as Dorothy Dunnett and Anya Seton." Sharon Kay Penman, New York Times bestselling author of Devil's Brood
A bittersweet tale of love, loss, and the power of royalty
A captivating story of a mother's love stretched to breaking and a knight determined to rebuild his life with the royal mistress, For the King's Favor is Elizabeth Chadwick at her best. Based on a true story never before told and impeccably researched, this is a testament to the power of sacrifice and the strength of love. When Roger Bigod, heir to the powerful earldom of Norfolk, arrives at court to settle an inheritance, he meets Ida de Tosney, young mistress to King Henry II. In Roger, Ida sees a chance for lasting love, but their decision to marry carries an agonizing price. It's a breathtaking novel of making choices, not giving up, and coping with the terrible shifting whims of the king.
Based on a true story never before told and impeccably researched, this is a bittersweet tale of love, loss, and the power of royalty — a captivating story of a mother's love stretched to breaking and a knight determined to rebuild his life with the royal mistress.
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