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Anarchy Making of England #3 [Read] BY Stewart Binns – dealsonwines.co.uk

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Anarchy is the knuckle whitening third novel in Stewart Binns' The Making of England seriesRuthless brutality greed and ambition the AnarchyThe year is 1186 the thirty second year of the reign of Henry IIGilbert Foliot Bishop of London has lived through long Henry's reign and that of his grandfather Henry I He has witnessed the terrifying civil war between He. Anarchy by Stewart Binns is a powerfully told story through the eyes of a 12th century letter named Folio The tale he tells is about a remarkable man named Harold of Hereford Of noble blood Harold is one of nine knights who founded the Knights Templar Harold is a savvy cunning and talented knight who throws his full support and loyalty behind Empress MatildaThe plot moves at a fast pace with plenty of intrigue conflict and well drawn out scenes that kept me flipping pages to learn what happens next The novel s characters are portrayed humanly with all their faults and virtues making them very real in the reader s eyes The author is exceptional at storytelling It is gripping and authentic while he expertly weaves in historical details pertaining to this period in England s rich history Even Robert of Hode aka Robin Hood makes an appearance with great believabilityAlthough this is the third book in the Making of England series this book easily stands alone and it is not necessary to read the previous two novels But rest assured this book was so delicious of a read stunning a blockbuster of an adventure that I am eager to read the other two Stewart Binns is a talented author whose books read like a movie allowing the reader to deeply immerse themselves in the tale he tells Gripping real poignant this is a book not to miss One I highly recommend

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Anarchy Making of England #3

G microcosm of the times Born of noble blood and legendary lineage he is one of the nine founders of the Knights Templar and a survivor of the fearsome battles of the Crusader States in the Holy LandHarold is loyal warrior in the cause of the Empress Matilda On his broad shoulders Harold carries the legacy of England's past and its dormant hopes for the futur. A must read for all fans of historic novels

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Nry II's mother the Empress Matilda and her cousin Stephen; a time so traumatic it becomes known as the AnarchyThe greatest letter writer of the 12th Century Folio gives an intimate account of one of England's most troubled eras Central to his account is the life of a knight he first met over fifty years earlier Harold of HerefordHarold's life is an intriguin. Harold of Hereford is a man born of history and will grow up with the destiny of England in his graspDescended from a line of English heroes who have all fought for English liberty from Norman rule he must learn the ways of a warrior if he is to continue the fightSent from England to hone his skills in the war torn Christian states of the Middle East Harold and his loyal retainer Eadmer first travel to Venice to enlist in the Doges Navy Tasked with helping defend Venice s vast merchant fleet Harold must learn fast as pirates and the elements give him an education and experience he will never forgetHarold is then chosen top help escort the Doges sister Lady Livia to her husband to be Roger Regent of AntiochDisaster and misfortune dog the mission and Harold must use all of his new found experience to safely deliver Livia to her husband but a betrayal will leave him bitter and discharged from the Doges service Knighted by the Doge and with a reputation as a fighter Harold soon comes to the attention of a new fighting force in the Crusader statesAs a founder member of the Templers he is sent to England to raise money and recruit for them but he finds England in turmoilKing Henry is dead and the land is locked in a civil war between his chosen heir Empress Matilda and her cousin Stephen who has usurped the throneHarold is drawn to Matilda s cause She may be the daughter of the Norman King Henry but in her runs the blood of English Saxon kings and she is the only hope for a fairer EnglandWith Harold as her Military adviser she sets of to win back her rightful throne but on the way her and Harold become lovers and Harold will influence the English monarchy in ways he could never of imagined This is the third book from Stewart Binns and one of the strengths of the previous books has been the character development and this continues with Harold of Hereford From a young man struggling to live up to his families past and successes he uses the almost constant state of warfare to learn his skills and grow as a person and goes from a inexperienced young solider to a battle hardened and tough captain of menA relatively unusual aspect of the book is the strong women characters From Harold s Mother via the Venetian Princess Livia to the Empress Matilda they are strong dominant and they have a profound influence on Harold While he maybe inspired by the tales of this male relatives exploits its the women in his life who mold and make the manThis gives the book a much softer side to an often brutal and bloody period of history and really adds another dimension to the story We still get plenty of fighting and hacking scenes and the naval scenes in particular are very good so there is something for everyoneThis book is set in one of the most traumatic periods in European history with a state of constant small scale warfare between England and France Mediterranean city states vying for trade and a battle of survival in the Christian states in the Middle East Anarchy is an apt name for this bookThis book brings to life those turbulent times and populates it with a great cast of characters I can highly recommend this book


10 thoughts on “Anarchy Making of England #3

  1. says:

    One of the thing's that is beginning to increasingly annoy me about fiction historical fiction is particular is it seems to be getting harder to find authors whose books start well and actually get better as you progress through a seriesBinns'

  2. says:

    Set out as uite a few books set in this period are by someone telling the story of someone else or someone telling their story to someone elseget over the initial groans and you’ve got a really good involving interesting and evocative story Here it’s even a bit convoluted as the story teller is telling a story as it was told to

  3. says:

    Anarchy by Stewart Binns is a powerfully told story through the eyes of a 12th century letter named Folio The tal

  4. says:

    Harold of Hereford is a man born of history and will grow up with the destiny of England in his graspDescended from a line of English heroes who have all fought for English liberty from Norman rule he must learn the ways of a warrior if he is to continue the fightSent from England to hone his skills in the war torn Christian states of the Mid

  5. says:

    ReviewAnarchyIt’s such an apt name for the time period of this book and one I’m ashamed to know little aboutThis title by Stewart Binns is something on the surface I should have found fault with should have pi

  6. says:

    Great historical novel which gives a vivid account of 50 years in the life of knight and adventurer Harold of Hereford A definite page turner I felt drawn right into that world I already knew a bit about the crusades the Kni

  7. says:

    Darn good yarn from Stewart BinnsHe's managed to cram just about every English hero from the middle ages into one story from Hereward the Wake to Robin Hood Damn good stuff Recommended if you like SaxonNormanCrusadesKnights in yer book

  8. says:

    A must read for all fans of historic novels

  9. says:

    don't get fooled by the title or the book cover it lacks the action it promised and felt inclined to discuss the romantic escapades of harold

  10. says:

    My least favourite of the Making of England series Lionheart was much better

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Tessa Young is an 18 year old college student with a simple life, excellent grades, and a sweet boyfriend She always has things planned out ahead of time, until she meets a rude boy named Harry, with too many tattoos and piercings who shatters her plans.