Eleanor of Provence, bright, beautiful, intelligent–married as a young girl to the much older Henry III, King of England.
A marriage surprisingly happy, with the king pouring wealth upon his young wife’s relatives…incurring the wrath of the Barons.
Eleanor, devoted mother, who fought the will of the monks to stay in a monastery and nurse her sick son, the future Edward I.
Eleanor, caught in court intrigue, with the powerful, disturbing Baron, Simon de Montfort, looming at every turn–friend or foe? Or what else?
Eleanor, attacked while on a barge passing under London Bridge, as the kingdom seems to slip away from her and Henry.
Eleanor in victory, de Montfort slain at Evesham by her son’s mighty forces. But there is a price to pay.
Eleanor, a widow, seeking peace after so many years of strife, ending her days in Amesbury Priory in the shadow of Stonehenge, a convent thought in Eleanor’s time to be the final refuge of Queen Guinevere, whose legends the queen had ever loved.
Today, Eleanor of Provence is lost to time, one of the lesser known English Queens, her gravesite obliterated, its whereabouts forgotten—one of the few English monarchs to have no known tomb.
MY FAIR LADY is first person novel written from the viewpoint of Eleanor herself. A woman’s look at her own Queenship and life and loves in the 13th century, at the time of the Second Barons Revolt.
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J.P. Reedman was born in Canada but has lived in the U.K. for nearly 25 years.
Interests include folklore & anthropology, prehistoric archaeology (neolithic/bronze age Europe; ritual,burial & material culture), as well as The Wars of the Roses and other medieval eras.
Reedman is the author of two speculative archaeological fiction novels using a proto-King Arthur in the era of Stonehenge called ‘STONE LORD’ & ‘MOON LORD,’ and three very successful novels about Richard the Third, ‘I, RICHARD PLANTAGENET’ and ‘Sacred King,’ – the later being a unique fantasy based on Richard’s death and return in 2012! A number of shorter works are also available on Kindle and in Print.
Reedman has just completed a novel on Henry III’s Queen, Eleanor of Provence, published in September 2016, which went to the top of the Historical Fiction charts on Amazon over Christmas of that year, continuing to stay within the Top 10 of Historical Biography and Medieval Romance.
New from the author is a mythologically-based, pagan Robin Hood novel called, “The Hood Game – Rise of the Greenwood King” with a sequel marked for early 2018. It is set to become a classic of the genre, especially for anyone old enough to remember Robin of Sherwood back in the 1980’s.