This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mailbox Mondays

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia over at The Printed Page and is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

I got several this week so hang on!

1.Legacy, Susan Kay

This cover's Elizabeth I's life from childhood to old age. I've been so excited about getting this book as it came highly recommended by the ladies over at Goodreads. It came in the mail from while I was out of town this weekend.

2.The Greatest Knight, Elizabeth Chadwick

Grabbed this one at a bookstore while on vacation this weekend. I've been wanting to delve into Elizabeth Chadwick's books and though this one would be a great start. It's about William Marshall who lived through the very stormy times of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

3.The Sixth Wife, Jean Plaidy

I picked this up at the bookstore at the same time as the book above. I love Plaidy and I love this style of cover so I'm trying to get all I can before they're gone. This one is about Henry VIII's sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr (not to be confused with wife 1, Katherine of Aragon, or wife 5, Katherine Howard).


  1. THE GREATEST KNIGHT is one of my all-time favorites (as well as the sequel). I have a lot of other EC novels which I haven't read yet.

    I've heard that LEGACY is a must-read. I think I have it on my wishlist on Paperbackswap -- better check!

  2. Legacy is sooooo good. I'm glad to see it's coming out in print in 2010 (or so I hear).

    As for EC, she's the best IMHO. Next best thing to time travel.

  3. You found Legacy on PBS???? I am soooo jealous! I've been wanting to read that since I first started researching HF. I LOVED The Greatest Knight and The Sixth Wife!

    Happy Reading and Have a great week!

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