The Conquest, Paperback

The Conquest Paperback



When a comet appears in the sky over England in 1066, Ailith, a young Saxon wife, feels sure that it can only bode well, in spite of her husband's fears.

With a child on its way, the couple are prosperous and content.

Yet, within a year, Ailith's joy turns to heartache as her husband and her child are taken from her and the conquering Normans advance.

Ailith's grief turns to love for a brief period with Rolf de Brize, a handsome and womanising Norman invader.

She bears him one daughter, but in the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings she discovers a betrayal she cannot forgive ...Years later, the spirited and strong-willed Julitta is determined to find happiness, and yet her life has been filled with pain: from surviving life in a brothel in Southwark to suffering the pain of a forbidden love and a bitter, loveless marriage.

Her quest takes her on a Pilgrimage to Compostella to a colourful horse fair in Bordeaux, to the terrors of piracy on the open sea.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780751539417



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