30 April 2015

#HFVBT Blog Tour of Godwine Kingmaker, by Mercedes Rochelle

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Harold Godwineson, the Last Anglo-Saxon King, owed everything to his father. Who was this Godwine, first Earl of Wessex and known as the Kingmaker? Was he an unscrupulous schemer, using King and Witan to gain power? Or was he the greatest of all Saxon Earls, protector of the English against the hated Normans? The answer depends on who you ask. He was befriended by the Danes, raised up by Canute the Great, given an Earldom and a wife from the highest Danish ranks. He sired nine children, among them four Earls, a Queen and a future King. Along with his power came a struggle to keep his enemies at bay, and Godwine's best efforts were brought down by the misdeeds of his eldest son Swegn. Although he became father-in-law to a reluctant Edward the Confessor, his fortunes dwindled as the Normans gained prominence at court. Driven into exile, Godwine regathered his forces and came back even stronger, only to discover that his second son Harold was destined to surpass him in renown and glory.

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About the Author

03_Mercedes Rochelle Author

Born in St. Louis MO with a degree from University of Missouri, Mercedes Rochelle learned about living history as a re-enactor and has been enamored with historical fiction ever since. She lives in Sergeantsville, NJ with her husband in a log home they built themselves. For more information please visit Mercedes Rochelle’s website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter @authorrochelle and Goodreads.


Godwine Kingmaker Blog Tour Schedule:


Monday, April 20 Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views Spotlight at Genre Queen Tuesday, April 21 Review at Book Nerd Spotlight at Unshelfish Wednesday, April 22 Review at Flashlight Commentary Guest Post & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books Thursday, April 23 Interview at Flashlight Commentary Saturday, April 25 Spotlight at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book Tuesday, April 28 Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews Wednesday, April 29 Review at Broken Teepee Thursday, April 30 Guest Post & Giveaway at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time Spotlight at The Writing Desk Monday, May 4 Review at Impressions in Ink Character Interview at Boom Baby Reviews Tuesday, May 5 Guest Post & Giveaway at Passages to the Past Thursday, May 7 Review at Bookramblings Spotlight at The Never-Ending Book Friday, May 8 Review at Layered Pages

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