Richard the Lionheart wounded at Châlus-Chabrol – an excerpt from Swords of the King

#OTD 26 March 1199 Châlus-Chabrol was bleak and cold that twenty-sixth day of March. Days of nasty weather and the recalcitrant traitors inside the castle were trying the king’s patience. Hammers beat steadily throughout the day, and siege machines loosed one barrage after another. While the sappers dug ever closer to the walls, messengers from…

99c/99p sale – Men of the Cross

November 26 – December 3 Get  Men of the Cross (ebook) for 99c/99p on US and UK Amazon ><><><><><><>< Charlene Newcomb recently published Book III of Battle Scars, 12th century historical fiction filled with war, political intrigue, and a knightly romance of forbidden love set during the reign of Richard the Lionheart. There will be more to come,…

Men of the Cross – 99c/99p sale

Monday, Sept 10 – Friday, Sept 14 Get your ebook copy of Men of the Cross for 99c/99p at US and UK Amazon ><><><><><><>< Charlene Newcomb recently published Book III of Battle Scars, 12th century historical fiction filled with war, political intrigue, and a knightly romance of forbidden love set during the reign of Richard the…

Joanna Plantagenet

Joanna Plantagenet was Queen of Sicily, and the Countess of Toulouse. She was the daughter of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, born in October 1165. She died on 4 September 1199. At age eleven, Joanna (or Joan) wed William II, King of Sicily. Widowed at 24, she was held under house arrest for…