We’re delighted to be on tour today sharing Laura’s thoughts on Victoria to Vikings by Trisha Hughes.
At the heart of our present are the stories of our past. In ages gone by, many monarchs died while they were still young. There were battles and diseases and many were simply overthrown. But the days of regal engagement in hand-to-hand combat are over and the line of succession has a good ageing prospect these days.
One of the most famous monarchs in history is Queen Victoria and her passing brought an end to an amazing era. She could be demanding, rude and she frequently fled public duties for the solitude of Scotland. But she loved fiercely, and her people loved her fiercely in return. Under her reign, England achieved greatness it had never known before.
‘VICTORIA TO VIKINGS – The Circle of Blood’ spans from this great queen to another one: Queen Elizabeth II. Ours is the era of the longest living monarch in history and her ancestry is incredible. But walking two steps behind her, stalwart and loyal, stands Prince Philip, the strawberry to her champagne, and with him comes his own amazing Viking heritage.
The last book of a trilogy, Victoria to Vikings- Circle of Blood starts and begins with great queens, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. Full of interesting historical detail of our royal family including an expanding empire, Jack the Ripper, Two World Wars, an abdication, foreign marriages, shocking royal behaviour and sibling rivalries.
We live in an era of the longest living monarch and her ancestry is complicated yet fascinating. Trisha Hughes states that between the two queens they have reigned for over 123 years, an accomplishment considering male heirs have been the priority for most kings.
I really loved this book as I adore history and enjoy acquiring new information. This is my first read of the trilogy and as I love to read Tudor history, I am I intrigued to read the other books.
A great read for fans of history and the royal family.
I am an Australian author born in Brisbane, Queensland now living in Hong Kong. My writing career began 18 years ago with my best-selling autobiography ‘Daughters of Nazareth’ published by Pan MacMillan Australia. Over the past 8 years, I have been researching and writing a historical fiction trilogy based on British Monarchy throughout the ages beginning with the Vikings. Originally meant to be a single book, as facts accumulated the material gradually filled three books. I call this series my V2V trilogy.
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