The Founding

The Founding

Book - 1980
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"The yardstick by which all historical novels are measured."*

Seeking power and prestige, grim, ambitious Yorkshireman Edward Morland arranges a marriage between his meek son Robert and spirited Eleanor, young ward of the influential Beaufort family. Eleanor is appalled at being forced to marry a mere "sheep farmer"; she is, after all, secretly in love with Richard, Duke of York.

Yet from this apparently ill-matched union, Robert and Eleanor form a surprising connection that soon will be tested by a bloody civil war that divides families, sets neighbor against neighbor, and brings tragedy close to home.

What Readers Are Saying:*

"As a big fan of historical fiction, I found this to be one of the best in the genre."

"Brilliant, a definite page turner. They combine real historical events with fascinating fictional characters."

"The founding is a masterpiece of research into life in Middle-Age England. It is also a great start to a wonderful Dynasty-every time I buy a new book in this series, I read the whole lot again from the start."

"Well researched and well written, this book simply does not allow you to stop until you reach the last page-and then rush to find the next in the series."

Publisher: Naperville, Illinois :, Sourcebooks Landmark,, ©1980.
ISBN: 9781402238154
Branch Call Number: FICTION HAR
Characteristics: 543 pages : genealogical table ; 21 cm


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Feb 03, 2012

I liked this series over 30 books available which take you right into this century Unfortunately only 4 are available through theg reater library system Rather frustrating.

Dec 14, 2011

fabulous book, got recommended her books by a friend and I love this one, very descriptive and great family saga, will definitely be reading the whole series.

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