Arthur the King: A Romance
A thrilling and highly original retelling of the Arthurian legend with a twist!
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This version purports to be a translation of a narrative written by the medieval scholar and astrologer Michael Scott for his pupil, the Hohenstaufen Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II (1194–1250). Complete in itself, it is also the second ...
So,my Lord King, youmust decide in your wisdomwho wasthe father of my son, for I swear to you, on the Holy Rood, that never otherwise, and in no other guise, didI have relations with any man.' Vortigern scratched his head.
Whentheyheard thisthe priests wouldhave charged Artemisia herself with heresy, but Marcus forbade them. Holy Church would,as you know, my Prince, bein accordwith these priests who would have had Artemisia put on trial.
Thewolf that was once guardian of Rome now despoils the city and litters in the placesthat were once holy. The successor to St Peter, assailed by barbarians, cries outtousfor succour.The sword Inow raise inhis defence isthesword ofthe ...
In timethe messenger returnedto saythat the Holy Father knew no emperor, for the keys ofthe city had been given the Bishop to of Rome by the great Constantine himself; but that if the selfstyled Emperor hadcome asa pilgrim, ...
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Historical novelist Massie unrolls the familiar knightly yarns with some fresh, unusual twists.Offering a vaguely postmodern take not merely on Arthur himself but on the whole of British history, the ... Read full review