Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Blog Tour: The Last Great Saxon Earls – by Mercedes Rochelle

 


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The Last Great Saxon Earls

 Godwine Kingmaker
The Sons of Godwine
Fatal Rivalry

by Mercedes Rochelle




*Series Spotlight*

February 15th - April 19th, 2023


Publication Date: April 4th, 2015
Publisher: Sergeant Press
Pages: 351
Genre: Historical Fiction


They showed so much promise. What happened to the Godwines?

How did they lose their grip? Who was this Godwine anyway, first Earl of Wessex and known as the Kingmaker? Was he an unscrupulous schemer, using King and Witan to gain power? Or was he the greatest of all Saxon Earls, protector of the English against the hated Normans?

The answer depends on who you ask. He was befriended by the Danes, raised up by Canute the Great, given an Earldom and a wife from the highest Danish ranks. He sired nine children, among them four Earls, a Queen and a future King. 

Along with his power came a struggle to keep his enemies at bay, and Godwine's best efforts were brought down by the misdeeds of his eldest son Swegn. Although he became father-in-law to a reluctant Edward the Confessor, his fortunes dwindled as the Normans gained prominence at court. 

Driven into exile, Godwine regathered his forces and came back even stronger, only to discover that his second son Harold was destined to surpass him in renown and glory.


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Godwine Kingmaker



The Last Great Saxon Earls Series





Mercedes Rochelle



Mercedes Rochelle is an ardent lover of medieval history, and has channeled this interest into fiction writing. She believes that good Historical Fiction, or Faction as it’s coming to be known, is an excellent way to introduce the subject to curious readers. She also writes a blog: HistoricalBritainBlog.com to explore the history behind the story. 

Born in St. Louis, MO, she received by BA in Literature at the Univ. of Missouri St.Louis in 1979 then moved to New York in 1982 while in her mid-20s to “see the world”. The search hasn’t ended!

Today she lives in Sergeantsville, NJ with her husband in a log home they had built themselves.

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Tour Schedule

February 15th

February 22nd

March 1st

March 8th

March 15th

March 22nd
Brook’s Journal

March 29th
Carolyn Hughes’ Official Blog
Pam Lecky’s Official Blog

April 5th
Wendy J. Dunn’s Official Blog
Linnea Tanner’s Official Blog
Historical Novels R Us

April 12th
Judith Arnopp’s Official Blog
Anna Belfrage’s Official Blog
CelticLady’s Reviews

April 19th
When Angels Fly
Ruins & Reading




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