Isabella: Braveheart of France

  • by Colin Falconer
  • Narrated by Anne Johnstonbrown
  • 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

She was taught to obey. Now she has learned to rebel.
12-year-old Isabella, a French princess marries the King of England - only to discover he has a terrible secret. Ten long years later she is in utter despair - does she submit to a lifetime of solitude and a spiritual death - or seize her destiny and take the throne of England for herself?
Isabella is just twelve years old when she marries Edward II of England. For the young princess it is love at first sight - but Edward has a terrible secret that threatens to tear their marriage - and England apart.
Who is Piers Gaveston - and why is his presence in the king’s court about to plunge England into civil war?
The young queen believes in the love songs of the troubadours and her own exalted destiny - but she finds reality very different. As she grows to a woman in the deadly maelstrom of Edward’s court, she must decide between her husband, her children, even her life - and one breath-taking gamble that will change the course of history.
This is the story of Isabella, the only woman ever to invade England - and win.
In the tradition of Philippa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick, Isabella is thoroughly researched and fast paced, the little known story of the one invasion the English never talk about.


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Customer Reviews

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interesting story,

not sure if it's historically accurate but a good listen. prefer an English accent though
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- Midge

Utterly appalling pronunciation

The incorrect pronunciation of all the well known historical names and places was extremely irritating. As for the pseudo French accent .... it was farcical. "Ello Ello" came to mind. Dreadful narration spoilt an otherwise good listen.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-04-2014
  • Publisher: Cool Gus Publishing