The Love Knot

The Love Knot Spring Recently widowed Joanna of Acre loving daughter of Edward I is pleased at her father s unexpected visit But Edward has heard a rumour of an inappropriate friendship between Joanna stil

  • Title: The Love Knot
  • Author: Vanessa Alexander
  • ISBN: 9780747263111
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Love Knot

    Spring, 1297 Recently widowed Joanna of Acre, loving daughter of Edward I, is pleased at her father s unexpected visit But Edward has heard a rumour of an inappropriate friendship between Joanna, still officially in widow s weeds, and penniless commoner Ralph Monthermer Edward, believing he has proof of a clandestine affair, immures Joanna in a nunnery and imprisons RalSpring, 1297 Recently widowed Joanna of Acre, loving daughter of Edward I, is pleased at her father s unexpected visit But Edward has heard a rumour of an inappropriate friendship between Joanna, still officially in widow s weeds, and penniless commoner Ralph Monthermer Edward, believing he has proof of a clandestine affair, immures Joanna in a nunnery and imprisons Ralph within Bristol Castle Henry Trokelowe, Edward s clerk, stops him killing Ralph, who is allowed to live while the cold, almost passionless Henry investigates Ralph and Joanna s only chance of survival now lies in Henry s hands, but how can a confirmed bachelor even begin to understand the all consuming passion binding them Immersed in the colours and drama of Medieval life, this richly evocative novel combines fact and fiction to tell one of history s greatest but most secret love affairs.

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    One thought on “The Love Knot

    1. Ana T.

      The Love Knot is the story of Joanna of Acre and Ralph de Monthermer, or at least a small part of their story told in the form of letters between them and between the King of England and the man he sent to investigate whether Ralph could be the murderer of Joanna's first husband, Gilbert de Clare. Joanna had been widowed only a short time before starting a relationship with Monthermer and it is known that they secretly wed while Joanna's father was busy arranging another match for her.On the dis [...]

    2. Lynne

      The author told her version of what might have happened during Lady Joanna and Sir Ralph Monthermer's love affair through a series of letters supposedly written between and among the main characters. This technique, along with the introduction of information collected by the royal clerk during his investigation of what really happened on the night of Earl Gilbert's death, Lady Joanna's husband, added suspense and induced the reader to keep reading. The royal clerk, Henry Trokelowe, reminded me o [...]

    3. Laura

      Just arrived from Israel through BM.This is the story about Joanna of Acre, daughter of King Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castille. During her marriage with Gilbert de Clare, Earls of Gloucester, she falls in love with Ralph de Monthermer. In order to avoid this love affair, Edward I send Joanna to be kept in a nunnery and send Ralph in prison to the Bristol Castle. Even so, the lovers managed to exchange letters which were written in code. In the meantime, Henry Trokelowe is send by the K [...]

    4. Tanzanite

      The secret love story between Edward I's daughter Joanna and a humble knight, Ralph Monthermer, is told in a series of letters between the pair as well as letters from the clerk sent by the king to investigate what's been going on. For more, see shelfandstuff/200

    5. Schrodingers Woofer

      The author does a fantastic job of portraying Edward I as the scheming bastard he so obviously was. Great read.

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