Three Times the Lady: The story of Judith of Flanders


    Free Unlimited eBook As a daughter of King Charles of West Francia, Judith has always known that her destiny lies in a nunnery But Judith longs for a very different life She dreams of fine clothes, a household of Three Times PDF or her own, children and a handsome husband Athelwulf the ageing, but kindly King of Wessex is far from the romantic figure she has dreamed of But when he proposes marriage, Judith seizes her chance to escape the religious life She takes her place at his side as Queen of Wessex, a role she is certain she will fulfil to perfection At the Court of Winchester Judith s life is dominated by her stepsons She quickly forms a bond Times the Lady: ePUB ☆ with the engaging Prince Alfred but finds very different emotions are stirred by his older brother, the rebellious and cynical Athelbald She also finds that while marriage to a man nearly four times her age may not be exactly what she wanted, it has its advantages He is both generous and indulgent And he leaves her with the prospect of a long and often scandalous widowhood, as the determined young woman battles heartbreak and imprisonment while never giving up hope of finding happiness no matter how far she has to travel to find it."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 290 pages
  • Three Times the Lady: The story of Judith of Flanders (Women of the Dark Ages Book 3)
  • Anna Chant
  • English
  • 24 February 2017

10 thoughts on “Three Times the Lady: The story of Judith of Flanders (Women of the Dark Ages Book 3)

  1. Mercedes Rochelle Mercedes Rochelle says:

    Judith of Flanders, first Queen of Wessex is one of those puzzling characters that makes an author of historical fiction scratch her head Her actions weretwentieth century than ninth century Without wanting to give away this remarkable story, her scandalous behavior as widow of the elderly King of Wessex stirred up much controversy in her own day and incensed her father, King Charles of West Francia Yet the story is very accurate and we can t help but admire this courageous and willful Judith of Flanders, first Queen of Wessex is one of those puzzling characters that makes an author of historical fiction scratch her head Her actions weretwentieth century than ninth century Without wanting to give away this remarkable story, her scandalous behavior as widow of the elderly King of Wessex stirred up much controversy in her own day and incensed her father, King Charles of West Francia Yet the story is very accurate and we can t help but admire this courageous and willful girl who will do anything rather than spend her life in a nunnery Although her escapades all fall within the confines of marriage, she is labeled a sinner and concubine and adulteress she is excommunicated and spurned by her father and clerics alike But Judith is much too clever to take this lying down excuse the pun and manages to wriggle her way out of her predicaments with the assistance of her dubious, but devoted husbands Judith paused at the entrance, surprised and touched by Athelbald s words Her heart rose at the realisation that she still had one ally We do not doubt that you consider yourself married, my son, Swithun said But the priest was wrong to condone it The priest was in the wrong, but it is the Queen and I who will be punished Athelbald replied This is not about punishment, my lord, Swithun said It is about atonement You and the Queen have committed a most grievous sin You must both atone for this to be sure of God s mercy If the Queen enters a nunnery for her atonement, what must I do Athelbald asked sarcastically Donate large parts of my wealth to the church Judith felt like cheering this comment, but made her entrance into the hall in a stately manner As she looked at the men gathered around the table, she tried to calculate how much support she could count on The third marriage was the most difficult one to pull off, yet luckily it turned out to be the most successful Even though she wasn t queen, she became the first Countess of Flanders and ancestor of Matilda, who married William the Conqueror So our intrepid Judith was a very important character, indeed This was a very interesting read and kept up my attention throughout


  2. Christine Cazeneuve Christine Cazeneuve says:

    Three times the lady.five times the starsRunning out of great things to say about this author She is just such a great storyteller The characters and the story all come alive and I truly find the book hard to put down Keep writing Anna Chantplease.


  3. Jane Jane says:

    A very entertaining historical novel about Judith of Flanders and Saxon England.


  4. Jessica Jessica says:

    This author brings to life characters who would otherwise remain buried in the dust of history, unnamed and hardly referred to alongside their revered husbands Wonderful stuff I loved Judith.


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Three Times the Lady: The story of Judith of Flanders (Women of the Dark Ages Book 3)[Read] ➺ Three Times the Lady: The story of Judith of Flanders (Women of the Dark Ages Book 3) ➶ Anna Chant – Thomashillier.co.uk Longlisted for the UK Novel Writing Competition The Women of the Dark Ages novels are all stand alone stories which can be read in any order A Frankish princess, a Wessex queen discover the remarkabl the Lady: ePUB ´ Longlisted for the UK Novel Writing CompetitionThe Women of the Dark Ages novels are all stand alone stories which can be read in any order A Frankish princess, a Wessex queen discover the remarkable true tale of Judith of West Francia As a daughter of King Charles of West Francia, Judith has always known that her destiny lies in a nunnery But Judith longs for a very different life She dreams of fine clothes, a household of Three Times PDF or her own, children and a handsome husband Athelwulf the ageing, but kindly King of Wessex is far from the romantic figure she has dreamed of But when he proposes marriage, Judith seizes her chance to escape the religious life She takes her place at his side as Queen of Wessex, a role she is certain she will fulfil to perfection At the Court of Winchester Judith s life is dominated by her stepsons She quickly forms a bond Times the Lady: ePUB ☆ with the engaging Prince Alfred but finds very different emotions are stirred by his older brother, the rebellious and cynical Athelbald She also finds that while marriage to a man nearly four times her age may not be exactly what she wanted, it has its advantages He is both generous and indulgent And he leaves her with the prospect of a long and often scandalous widowhood, as the determined young woman battles heartbreak and imprisonment while never giving up hope of finding happiness no matter how far she has to travel to find it.


About the Author: Anna Chant

the Lady: ePUB ´ Anna is a writer, tutor and mother of three from South Devon, UK She has a degree in history from the University of Sheffield Her first novel, Kenneth s Queen was published in April and her second, The Girl from Brittia in July Anna has fallen in love with the Dark Ages, that fabulous period where legend and history collide, and especially the part played by the often uncelebrated and unrecorded women who lived through Three Times PDF or them She hopes to tell the stories of as many as possible.