The Ruthless Yeomen

The Ruthless Yeomen

by Fiona Buckley, Valerie Anand

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Overview

Isabel of Northfield should be content. Her lot in life is a decent one: Her parents, though villeins, work a fair living from the land of their Norfolk lord, and her modest dowry is enough to earn her husband a holding of his own.

But the flames of dissatisfaction burn within her, fanned by her grandmother's whispers of free blood flowing in her veins. So when her husband dies and her overlord wants her to marry the sinister fisherman, Ufi, she rebels. Isabel has hopes of improving her lot through the Church, but when she throws herself on the mercy of the nearby Redesmarsh Abbey, her dreams end in disaster. Isabel cannot escape the bonds of serfdom and her dreams of freedom will be realized only in her kinswoman, Nicola, who marries Thomas Woodcarver: the first in a line of ruthless yeomen who will do whatever it takes to ensure they are never villeins again.

Beginning in the mid-thirteenth century and culminating in the Peasants' Revolt, The Ruthless Yeomen is a powerful chronicle of individual lives caught up in the tide of English history: a novel that masterfully captures the turbulent spirit of its times.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157154202
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Series: Bridges Over Time , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 358
Sales rank: 264,730
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Valerie Anand (aka Fiona Buckley) is a British author of historical fiction. Under the pen name Fiona Buckley she writes the series of historical mysteries, set in the reign of Elizabeth I of England, featuring "Ursula Blanchard" (whose full name is Ursula Faldene Blanchard de la Roche Stannard). Under her own name she writes historical fiction based on the royalty of England and the Bridges over Time series which follows a family from the eleventh century through the nineteenth century.

Praise for Valerie Anand

“Valerie Anand has been building a remarkable body of work, a series of historical novels that have recreated England’s history both accurately and vividly.”
—The Anniston Star (The Proud Villeins)

“Anand’s interest is in the intersection of cultures—here, Norse and Norman—which she dramatizes effectively.”
—Kirkus Reviews (The Proud Villeins)

"With a thoroughgoing knowledge of medieval life and customs, Anand weaves a moving tale of courageous men and women who, though brutalized by their surroundings, nurture the spark of hope."
—Publishers Weekly (The Ruthless Yeoman)

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