Peaceweaver

Peaceweaver

Judith Arnopp / Nov 13, 2019

Peaceweaver Eadgyth Aelfgarsottir s story begins when she is sold into marriage to Gruffydd ap Llewellyn King of the Welsh a man old enough to be her grandfather At Rhuddlan she discovers both friendship and rom

  • Title: Peaceweaver
  • Author: Judith Arnopp
  • ISBN: 9781849234771
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eadgyth Aelfgarsottir s story begins when she is sold into marriage to Gruffydd ap Llewellyn, King of the Welsh a man old enough to be her grandfather At Rhuddlan she discovers both friendship and romance, but from a man who is not her husband Ultimately she finds herself accused of treason, fornication and incest until a surprise night attack destroys Gruffydd s palaceEadgyth Aelfgarsottir s story begins when she is sold into marriage to Gruffydd ap Llewellyn, King of the Welsh a man old enough to be her grandfather At Rhuddlan she discovers both friendship and romance, but from a man who is not her husband Ultimately she finds herself accused of treason, fornication and incest until a surprise night attack destroys Gruffydd s palace and Eadgyth is captured by the Saxons.After the betrayal and murder of Gruffydd, Eadgyth, separated from her sons, is taken to the court of Edward the Confessor There, desperate to be reunited with her children, she befriends the queen and her feminine charms enable her to infiltrate the sticky intrigues of the Godwin family An unexpected proposal of marriage from Earl Harold provides the opportunity she requires and, on his accession to the throne, she agrees to become his queen However, her security is threatened as William the Bastard assembles his fleet in the south and Harald Hardrada prepares to invade from the North The portentous date of October 14th 1066 looms.Eadgyth tells a tale of loss, betrayal, passion and war and highlights the plight of women, tossed in the tumultuous sea of feuding Anglo Saxon Britain.Chapters can be viewed on the youwriteon website.

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      • Judith Arnopp

        Always passionate about history, I graduated from the University of Wales, Lampeter in 2007 with a Master s degree in medieval history and a BA in English and creative writing I now devote myself to writing full time My Tudor novels include The Winchester Goose, The Kiss of the Concubine and Intractable Heart the story of Katheryn Parr, A Song of Sixpence and The Beaufort ChroniclesMy medieval novels PeaceweaverThe Song of HeleddThe Forest DwellersFor information please visit my website judithmarnoppauthor juditharnoppbooks


    783 Comments

    1. “The old people used to say that three women, known as the Norns, wove human fate. They sat in the roots of a great, spreading tree, spinning the fragile threads of destiny into the complex fabric of life. When they grew peeved they worked misfortune and despair into the pattern. I sighed. My own fate trailed behind me like a worn petticoat, patched and mended with good intentions. What, I wondered, would those three women make of my future.” – Queen Eadgyth, PeaceweaverHistory often recal [...]


    2. Another really good book by Judith Arnopp with our main character, Eadgyth, being wedded to the awful Welsh King Gruffydd at thirteen years old. But the Saxons come when she is eighteen to take her to England and just when she thinks her world might be at peace here comes William the Bastard and his Normans!




    3. A "Cannot put down till finished." book!Mesmerizing. Loved it. The author herself admits it is sketchy on history. Does not matter to me. I know records back in those days were biased anyway. I still enjoyed every word. Worth keeping and reading again and again.


    4. A life anything but peaceful. That would sum up the lives of eleventh century Anglo Saxons, but here it pertains to one of the many unknown queens of England - Ealdgyth (Edith)of Mercia, the consort (briefly - nine, ten months at most) of Harold II of England. Ms. Arnopp plays fast and loose with historical fact in this entertaining story of the sister of two powerful northern earls used twice in political marriages of convenience and expediency: the first to Gryffyud, king of Wales, and then to [...]


    5. Peaceweaver tells the story of Eadgyth, king Harold's church wed wife. The book details her life and tells the story of the Battle of Hastings from a woman's perspective. I really struggled trying to rate this book. When I first started reading it I was tempted to not finish and move on to something else cause it wasn't keeping my interest. It was a bit slow to start and the speech of the characters kept annoying me. I feel like the author couldn't decide between having them speak in a modern wa [...]


    6. Perfection in a first novel. This is fiction following the limited historical information written about the women of the period leading up to the Norman invasion in general and Eadgyth, wife of two kings, in particular. I had not been a fan of King Harold's church-wedded wife but this book changed my mind. How anyone so young could survive the life chosen for her defies belief. Judith Arnopp has woven a wonderful tale, emotionally charged and heartbreaking (even when you know how it will end), t [...]


    7. Reread this one Still wonderful! A.D. 1063. " This year went Harold the earl, and his brother Tosty the earl, as well with a land-force as a shipforce, into Wales" ~ Anglo Saxon Chronicle.Harold then met Eadgyth and married her, although he had spent many years with Eadgytha Swanneck, the mother of his children.Both were Peaceweavers although each in a different fashion and in this tale they forge an alliance.A wonderful book.I hated to see it end.Judith Arnopp is a fine historian and a masterfu [...]


    8. An enjoyable and informative story based in factual history around 1066. Could benefit from some proof reading where a few words have been joined together. Although it follows the history well, I felt that the final chapters were left very open ended and perhaps some artistic licence could have been used to close the book.However, these comments are only minor compared to the whole story which I thoroughly enjoyed.


    9. Peaceweaver is a wonderful read, rich with all the flavours, sights, sounds and intrigues of its time. Eadgyth's life is vividly portrayed and Arnopp's prose flows well. Although a work of fiction, the events of the novel follow historical fact where it is known. The reader is left with a sense of having lived through those times and with a better understanding of what it was like to be a woman in the Anglo Saxon period. I would certainly recommend Peaceweaver to other readers.


    10. WonderfulJudith has done it again.is book is as good as Heleddough I can't even begin to know how to pronounce all of the Welsh names,places,and other wordsI plan on reading her other book as wellSince Judith herself is Welsh,she might consider putting in a page on how to pronounce all of these strange looking,and probably strange sounding words



    11. PeaceweaverA good read, starts slow, picks up, slows some again, then near the end I couldn't put it down. If you like historical fiction this is a great book.


    12. Kind of slow and bland, it also explains some of the political and familial relations at the time it was written for.


    13. Great historical fictionArnopp rivals all the BEST FEMALE authors of this genre. The era is ancient but leaves much for a very good read!


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