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Royal Bastards - Peter Beauclerk-Dewar,Roger Powell Summary

Since 1066 when William the Conqueror (alias William the Bastard) took the throne, English and Scottish kings have sired at least 150 children out of wedlock. Many were acknowedged at court and founded dynasties of their own - several of today's dukedoms are descended from them. Others were only acknowledged grudgingly or not at all. In the twentieth century this trend for royals to father illegitimate children continued, but the parentage, while highly probably, has not been officially recognised. This book - split into four sections: Tudor, Stuart, Henoverian and, perhaps most fascinating, Royal Loose Ends - is a genuinely fresh approach to British kings and queens, examining their lives and times through the unfamiliar perspective of their illegitimate children.

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Royal Bastards - Sara McDougall Summary

The stigmatization as 'bastards' of children born outside of wedlock is commonly thought to have emerged early in Medieval European history. Christian ideas about legitimate marriage, it is assumed, set the standard for legitimate birth. Children born to anything other than marriage had fewer rights or opportunities. They certainly could not become king or queen. As this volume demonstrates, however, well into the late twelfth century, ideas of what made a child a legitimate heir had little to do with the validity of his or her parents' union according to the dictates of Christian marriage law. Instead a child's prospects depended upon the social status, and above all the lineage, of both parents. To inherit a royal or noble title, being born to the right father mattered immensely, but also being born to the right kind of mother. Such parents could provide the most promising futures for their children, even if doubt was cast on the validity of the parents' marriage. Only in the late twelfth century did children born to illegal marriages begin to suffer the same disadvantages as the children born to parents of mixed social status. Even once this change took place we cannot point to 'the Church' as instigator. Instead, exclusion of illegitimate children from inheritance and succession was the work of individual litigants who made strategic use of Christian marriage law. This new history of illegitimacy rethinks many long-held notions of medieval social, political, and legal history.

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Royal Bastard - Nana Malone Summary

Who knew a conman could turn into a prince? I might be a newfound prince, but that doesn’t mean I’m ready to say goodbye to my days of freedom. I certainly don’t want a roommate. When my brother, the king, asked me to babysit a diplomat’s daughter, I didn’t know I’d end up with the roommate from hell. She’s nosy, and a pain in my ass and refuses to see my charm. She’s also sexy and smells incredible and I can’t get her out of my damn head. Not to mention she’s funny and sweet with a mouthy streak that makes her my kind of girl. I just thought I'd mix a little business with pleasure...I didn’t plan to lose control of my heart. But what I really didn’t plan on…my past as a conman ruining my life as a prince. Royal Bastard is book one of the Royals Undone duet, set in the same world as Cheeky Royal and Cheeky King, however you do not need to read the Royals Undercover duet to swoon over this naughty new royal. Other Books in the Royals Universe Cheeky Royal Cheeky King Royal Bastard Bastard Prince Royal Tease Teasing the Princess Protecting the Heiress Tempting the Heiress Return of the Prince To Love a Prince Bodyguard to the Billionaire The Billionaire’s Secret

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Royal Bastards - Andrew Shvarts Summary

"Jon Snow won't be the only 'bastard' whose name readers will remember." -Entertainment Weekly Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children. At sixteen, Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the servants, passing out on Jax's floor while her castle bedroom collects dust. Tilla secretly longs to sit by her father's side, enjoying feasts with the rest of the family. Instead, she sits at the Bastards' Table. But when Tilla and Jax is lead the visiting Princess Lyriana on a late-night escapade with their fellow bastards, they stumble upon a crime they were never meant to witness--a brutal coup. The group flees for their lives, relentlessly pursued by murderous mercenaries. The bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart-if they can warn the king in time. And if they can survive the journey . . .

A Right Royal Bastard

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A Right Royal Bastard - Sarah Miles Summary

For Sarah Miles,childhood wasn't easy.Dyslexic with a severe stammer,rebellion was her means of expression,animals and trees her friends.After she was sacked from Roedean and Crofton Grange,her mother lost all patience and packed her off toRADA.But RADA shared her mother's view-Sarah was impossible. On the loose in London,Sarah revealed a special talent for getting into trouble and an equal talent for acting.She landed herself a prestigious agent,fell in love with his son,lived with a prostitute and met and fell in love with Laurence Olivier. The first volume of Sarah Miles's three volume autobiography reveals a fresh and original voice.She tells her story with self-deprecating humour and beguiling honesty.No-one is spared,least of all herself.

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Royal Bastard - Avery Flynn Summary

Special price. We’re all in this together. Find your #HEAATHOME Brooke Chapman-Powell takes her position as the Earl of Englefield’s personal secretary very seriously. This job is what keeps her sister in her university for the deaf and the town from completely shutting down. But the earl’s dying, and they have only one hope. An American. From some place called Salvation, Virginia. Now she’ll have to teach the in-all-likelihood-uncouth-and-lazy half American how to be a proper earl if they hope to save the village. God help them all. Nick Vane has about two gazillion things that land higher on his to-do list than becoming an English earl. Things like naps. Hosting poker nights. Oh, and raking in the profits from his latest invention. Accepting the title his grandfather has denied him since birth? Doesn’t. Even. Register. But Miss Prim and Proper won’t give up, and before he knows what’s what, he’s on a plane to London. He’s got too much pride to go down easily, and she’s got too much propriety to ever break the rules. They are as different as a cocktail fork and a bread knife...and the clash between them lands these two in the most unexpected positions.

Rage

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Rage - Ker Dukey Summary

Gabe "The Raging Beast" Cohen. Death. Blood. Pain.In all wars, there are casualties. I just didn't think they would be ours. The memory, guilt of everything that's gone down over the last few months, has rooted itself deep inside me, tearing open old wounds.I've spent my life in a constant state between agony and rage since I lost my wife.And now, I'm seeing her ghost everywhere I look.But what if she isn't a ghost? What if it was all a lie?I've been lost to the darkness before, and my brothers pulled me out. I don't think there's an out this time. I'm becoming the darkness. To seek out the truth, I must first uncover the lie.Death leaves an echo. Blood. A scent.Pain. Pain has left an insatiable RAGE.This is book #2 in KER DUKEY'S Royal Bastard MC Series. (Part of the Royal Bastard MC World.) A dark, delicious, thrill ride, sure to have you turning the pages, desperate to see how it all ends.

Right Royal Bastards

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Right Royal Bastards - Peter de Vere Beauclerk-Dewar,Roger S. Powell Summary

Since 1066 when William the Conqueror (alias William the Bastard) took the throne, English and Scottish kings have sired at least 150 children out of wedlock. Many were acknowledged at court and founded dynasties of their own - several of today's dukedoms are descended from them. Others were only acknowledged grudgingly or not at all. In the 20th century this trend for Royals to father illegitimate children continued, but the parentage, while highly probable, has not been officially recognised. This book is a new, genuinely fresh approach to British "Kings and Queens", examining their lives and times through the unfamiliar perspective of their illegitimate children. Interviewees include many of their descendants. But beyond personal narratives it also sheds light on the perennially fascinating topic of sexual habits; the links between politics, power and patronage; the class system, scandal and celebrity; and the different expectations we have of men and women.

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Royal Bastards - Peter de Vere Beauclerk-Dewar,Roger Powell Summary

Sex, power, mystery and blood – this fresh approach to the British monarchy recounts gripping, untold stories about their unofficial offspring.

The Royal Bastard

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The Royal Bastard - Nicole Burnham,Nicole Onsi Summary

A brilliant man with a profound secret... Rocco Cornaro dedicates his life to creating innovative, life-saving medical devices...and in the process has become a wealthy man. However, he harbors a deep secret: his mother was once the lover of Sarcaccia's King Carlo Barrali, and Rocco is the product of their illicit affair. Leaves a marriage on the edge and a royal family in jeopardy Trained from birth to keep his royal parentage quiet, Rocco cannot even trust his beloved wife with his secret, and his silence drives her away. When Russian thugs kidnap Justine and hold her for ransom, he must risk everything-his siblings' security, his life's work, and the reputation of a royal family-to save the woman he loves. But when he reveals his secret-and confronts a new, horrible truth-will Rocco break Justine's trust forever? The ROYAL SCANDALS Series: - Christmas With a Prince (novella), Royal Scandals # .5 - Scandal With a Prince, Royal Scandals #1 - Honeymoon With a Prince, Royal Scandals #2 - Christmas on the Royal Yacht (novella), Royal Scandals # 2.5 - Slow Tango With a Prince, Royal Scandals #3 - The Royal Bastard, Royal Scandals #4

Frozen Rain

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Frozen Rain - C. M. Genovese Summary

Even blood freezes in the Land of the Midnight Sun.Rain:Up north, in what they call The Last Frontier, we play by a different set of rules. Everything is brutal, from the weather down to the criminal underworld.I'm a Royal Bastard through and through. I live by the club's code. I don't take shit, I dish out plenty, and I never lay a hand on a woman unless she asks me to. So, I don't take too kindly to these scumbag Russian mobsters playing sex-trafficking roulette on my watch. Not in my backyard.Then there's Cassie. She ain't good for business, but when my Pres says, "Keep an eye on her," watching her becomes my part-time job, and I can't say I don't want to go fulltime with it. Yet, keeping her safe means keeping her close, and the closer we get, the more danger she's in.Cassie:It's always freezing up here. Maybe I shouldn't have moved to Alaska, but my drive to help some of the city's homeless kids was too strong. I never expected things to be this? cold.These kids aren't safe, and my new personal bodyguard seems to think I'm in as much danger as they are. Rain. What am I going to do with him? He's not the relationship type, but he is gentle with me. How can a man so frozen be so warm? And how could I go from being so closeminded about bikers to constantly craving one of my own?This is motorcycle club romantic suspense full of violence, mayhem, alpha males, feisty women, and the Bratva.

City of Bastards

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City of Bastards - Andrew Shvarts Summary

"Murderous, unexpected, and immensely satisfying." -Stephanie Garber, New York Times best-selling author of Caraval and Legendary Tilla, bastard of House Kent, has it made. Safe from her murderous father in the dazzling capital of Lightspire, she lives a life of luxury under the protection of the Volaris King, alongside her boyfriend, Zell, and best friend, Princess Lyriana. So why isn't she happy? Maybe it's the whispers and stares that follow her wherever she goes, as the daughter of the traitor waging war against Lightspire. Or maybe it's the memories of her beloved brother, Jax, who lies cold in his grave even as she tries to settle into a life in the city's prestigious University. Then Tilla stumbles upon the body of a classmate-a friend. The authorities are quick to rule it a suicide and sweep it under the rug, but when Tilla herself is attacked by a mysterious man with terrifying powers, she's convinced of a conspiracy. Her friends beg her to stay silent; what she's suggesting is impossible . . . and treasonous. But Tilla can't-won't-let it go. And the deeper she digs, the more questions she uncovers. How is the West beating the supposedly invincible Lightspire mages in battle? Is it connected to the shadowy cult wreaking havoc in Lightspire? Nothing is as it seems in the glorious capital, and Tilla's presence might just be the spark that sets the Kingdom aflame.

Bastard Prince (Royal Romance, New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Cheeky Royal, Cheeky King, romantic suspense, roommates to lovers, enemies to lovers)

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Bastard Prince (Royal Romance, New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Cheeky Royal, Cheeky King, romantic suspense, roommates to lovers, enemies to lovers) - Nana Malone Summary

From USA Today Bestselling author, Nana Malone, comes a deliciously royal, roommates to lovers romance. Lucas... I'll never stop fighting for her...no matter the stakes. A year ago I found out I was a long lost prince. But with one lie, that’s all been undone. But prince or pauper, I’m not going to stop fighting for Bryna. She may be the only thing I can count on right now. Bryna… I never meant to get in so deep with my royal roommate—but in my defense I didn't know. If anyone else finds out his royal status, my mother will meddle faster than you can say gold digger. More importantly, Lucas’s life could be in danger. Because, I’m not the only one with secrets. And there’s a lot more at stake than heartbreak. (This is Book 2 in the Royals Undone Duet. You must read Royal Bastard first.) Other books in this delicious Royal World: Cheeky Prince Cheeky Royal Cheeky King

The Royal Bastards of Medieval England

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The Royal Bastards of Medieval England - Chris Given-Wilson,Alice Curteis Summary

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Bastards

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Bastards - Matthew Gerber Summary

Tracing the historical evolution of legal debates over the rights and disabilities of children born out of wedlock in early modern France, Bastards offers a political history of the family from the oblique perspective of those who were theoretically excluded from it.

Just Beyond Tomorrow

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Capturing the hearts and imaginations of millions worldwide, Bertrice Small's novels always deliver the lush sensuality her readers expect. In Just Beyond Tomorrow, Jasmine's strong-willed son, Patrick Leslie, continues Skye's Legacy when he takes a wife who wants no husband. . . Just Beyond Tomorrow With his father dead and his mother in France, Patrick Leslie, Duke of Glenkirk, discovers the obligations of the estate and its people are now his alone. But during a day of hunting, a chance meeting ensures that he will not be alone much longer, for to obtain the deserted castle and lands adjoining his, Patrick must agree to take something else, as well--a bride. Flanna Brodie, heiress to Brae, is as vibrant and beautiful as the Scottish countryside, and just as wild. She wants no man--only her freedom. But the passions Patrick awakens in her run deeper than those of the flesh. The independent Flanna is determined to champion the royal Stuarts' cause, and restore Charles II to his throne despite her husband's objections. Patrick knows the dangers of such political intrigues; that the Stuarts have always brought misfortune to the Leslies of Glenkirk, and that a roguish king will ask far more of the naïve duchess than a simple vow of fealty--forcing Patrick and Flanna to choose between the threat of wounded pride, and the promise of a lasting love both secretly yearn for. . .

War of the Bastards

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War of the Bastards - Andrew Shvarts Summary

A year has passed since the fall of Lightspire. The Inquisitor Miles Hampstedt rules Noveris with a blood-soaked iron fist. Tilla and her friends have become hardened rebels in the Unbroken, a band of guerilla fighters hiding out on the fringes of the Kingdom protecting the true queen, Lyriana Volaris. Even as they fight, they know their cause is doomed--that with every passing day Miles's army of Bloodmages spreads across the continent. But at least they have each other?and some halfway-decent drinks. After a daring rescue mission, the group frees two vital prisoners: the Raven, a mysterious informant with a deep personal connection to Tilla, and Syan Syee, a strange girl from the Red Wastes who demonstrates an incredible new kind of magic and speaks of a secret civilization hidden in her isolated homeland. With Miles's forces closing in, a ragtag team sets out on an eleventh-hour mission: form an alliance with Syan's people that could turn the tide of the war. But what they discover in the Red Wastes changes everything, including their very understanding of the magic that runs through Noveris-magic that has brought the Kingdom to the brink of ruin. In the epic conclusion to the Royal Bastards trilogy, Tilla faces an impossible choice: unthinkable destruction in the name of peace?or an uncertain future that means confronting a terrible past.

Besieged

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Besieged - Bertrice Small Summary

New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small writes exciting love stories that introduce readers to magnificent historic locales and memorable characters. In her newest book, Besieged, she continues her thrilling 17th century saga, Skye's Legacy, with the moving tale of Jasmine's younger daughter, a courageous beauty determined to follow her heart. . .. Besieged Nearly a spinster at twenty, Fortune Lindley is leaving Scotland to return to her birthplace at Maguire's Ford, a vast Ulster estate that she will inherit only if she marries an Irish Protestant. To that end, Fortune has agreed to consider a match with the Protestant aristocrat William Devers, a man suited to her wealth and status. Besieged But it is the rebellious and disinherited Catholic elder brother, Kiernan Devers, who steals her heart, driving William to a black and murderous fury. While Fortune and Kiernan's forbidden ecstasy explodes, jealousy and intolerance lead to an unthinkable tragedy--and a destiny that will test Fortune's will to survive in a struggle to claim a land, a legacy, and the only love she'll have. . . Bertrice Small is the author of over twenty-four novels of historical romance. She is a New York Times bestseller, and the recipient of numerous awards. In keeping with her profession, Bertrice Small lives in the oldest English-speaking town in the state of New York, which was founded in 1640. Her light-filled studio is filled with the paintings of her favorite cover artist, Elaine Duillo; a large library; but no computer as she works on an IBM Quietwriter 7, and her long-time assistant, Judy Walker, types the final draft. Because she believes in happy endings, Bertrice Small has been married to the same man, her hero, George, for thirty-six years. They have a son, Thomas, a lovely daughter-in-law, Megan, and two adorable grandchildren, Chandler David and Cora Alexandra. Long-time readers will be happy to know that Nicki the Cockatiel flourishes, along with his cat housemates, Pookie, the long-haired griege and white, and Honeybun, the petite orange with the cream-colored paws.

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art

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