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The Percy Saga: Lion Dormant Book 2 Carol Wensby-Scott

The Percy Saga: Lion Dormant Book 2

Carol Wensby-Scott

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ISBN : 9780356207438
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The second volume in Carol Wensby-Scotts trilogy about the Percys of Northumberland, Lion Dormant continues the dramatic saga of this family whose initial support of Henry Bolingbroke in his assumption of the Crown sowed the seeds of the Wars of theMoreThe second volume in Carol Wensby-Scotts trilogy about the Percys of Northumberland, Lion Dormant continues the dramatic saga of this family whose initial support of Henry Bolingbroke in his assumption of the Crown sowed the seeds of the Wars of the Roses to come.Set in war torn fifteenth-century England, this colourful sequel to Lion of Alnwick develops the story of the fierce rivalry between the Percy and Neville families, both of whom sought to control the northern marches bordering Scotland and the subsequent destiny of England. The Percys had reigned supreme for years, but with the rise of Lancaster and the destruction of Hotspur and his father they lost ground to the Nevilles, Ralph Westmorland and his son Richard Salisbury.Reconciliation is sought through the marriage of Hotspurs exiled son, Hal Percy, to Alianore, Westmorlands daughter. Lion Dormant follows the course of this marriage - its loves and hatreds, its divided loyalties - finally drawing to a violent conclusion in the aftermath of Towton.Against a background of the bloody dynastic struggle between Lancaster and York, Lion Dormant tells of the fortunes of the Percy family whose destiny remained inextricably linked with the Lancastrian kings they had originally supported but then set out to rule - Henry V, the warrior king and his son, the gentle and saintly Henry VI, whose waning sanity and the ambition of the House of York threatened not only the Percys but the whole of England.