Royal Interlude

Book II of the Adventures of William Howard and Hugh Fitzalan in Fifteenth Century England

by Gene Baumgaertner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/17/2014

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 454
ISBN : 9781490727462
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 454
ISBN : 9781490727455
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 454
ISBN : 9781490727479

About the Book

Second in the series, Royal Interlude is the sequel to Troubled Times. Will Howard and Hugh Fitzalan, although yearning to return to their beloved Arundel Castle in Southern England, still find themselves embroiled in the trouble and chaos of war-torn France during the waning years of the Hundred Years War. While they continue to advance their skills as young warriors and esquires, and often find themselves in real combat battling the French, their Homeland struggles for a solution to endless war -- Victory or Peace? One potential solution, perhaps, is for the young and eligible Henry VI of England to wed a suitable French Princess. Charles VII has eligible daughters. But will the canny King of France allow Henry to wed one? And at what price? While plots and intrigues ensue at the highest levels of both realms, Will and Hugh find themselves tasked with discovering the secret of arguably the most powerful man in England, Sir William de la Pole, fourth Earl of Suffolk. King's Steward, and the King's best friend, confidant, and chief negotiator, Suffolk struggles to hang on to the reins of power in a teetering world. What is he willing to sacrifice for King and Realm? His own power, position, or wealth? Amidst the pomp and pageantry of royal marriage negotiations, betrothels, and weddings, Will and Hugh uncover greed, corruption, and self-interest. But will they also find treason?

About the Author

Gene Baumgaertner has published seven other books with Trafford -- two history books on fifteenth century England, and five novels. His first novel tells the story of the adventures of a family of dinosaurs in the Cretacious Period. Two other novels tell the story of the Baby Boomer generation during the 1950's, '60's, and '70's. His second most recent work is a science fiction novel about a fight to save the Earth from an alien scourge. Royal Interlude is the second book in the series of novels that take place in fifteenth century England and France. Baumgaertner lives with his wife, Kathy, in Raleigh, NC.