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Madselin chapter 1 Madselin , meaning Madselin , genre Madselin , book cover Madselin , flies Madselin , Madselin 6b1fa82a7e4a3 In 1066 Saxon England Became An Enemy Occupied Territory, Subject To The Cruel And Greedy Tyranny Of The Norman Conquerors.Madselin, Young Wife An An Aging Saxon Lord, Found Herself In The Space Of A Few Short Days Bereft Of Husband, Land, Title And Friends Her Only Defense Against The Oppressors Was Pride The Pride Of Ancient People, And Of A Royal Descent.And To Rolf, The Purloiner Of Her Husband S Land, Madselin Was A Challenge An Emotional Challenge That Both Of Them Were Than Eager To Accept


10 thoughts on “Madselin

  1. says:

    Lofts d 1983 was a deservedly popular author of historical fiction in her own lifetime, though not nearly as well known to the current generation of serious readers as she deserves to be Her work which is set mainly in her native England, usually in Suffolk, where she was a longtime resident is characterized by a solid knowledge of history she was a secondary school history teacher before becoming a full time writer , excellent plotting skills, serious psychological insight, and above a Lofts d 1983 was a deservedly popular author of historical fiction in her own lifetime, though not nearly as well known to the current generation of serious readers as she deserves to be Her work which is set mainly in her native England, usually in Suffolk, where she was a longtime resident is characterized by a solid knowledge of history she was a secondary school history teacher before becoming a full time writer , excellent plotting skills, serious psychological insight, and above all very lifelike, nuanced characterizations of men and women who are believable compounds of positive and negative traits and motives and you have the feeling that she s generallyinterested in understanding ...


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    This was my first Lofts and I was impressed with her storytelling, flow of writing and use of historical framework Happy to find another prolific writer of historical fiction that can also write well A treat.Following the Norman conquest of England in about 1066, this is a personal view of the hardships encountered primarily from a young Englishwoman s perspective But it is also an interesting picture of the life and times for both sides as Madselin, who survives the invasion, marries the Nor This was my first Lofts and I was impressed with her storytelling, flow of writing and use of historical framework Happy to find another prolific writer of historical fiction that can also write well A treat.Following the Norman conquest of England in about 1066, this is a personal view of the hardships encountered primarily from a young Englishwoman s perspective But it is also an interesting picture of the life and times for both sides as Madselin, who survives the invasion, marries the Norman who killed her husband rather than run and hide with the prospect of certain death or starvation There are numerous colorful characters including knights...


  3. says:

    Best medieval historical fiction I have read since Cecelia Holland s Great Maria So glad I got to begin 2018 with such an exquisite read.I loved every bit of Norah Lofts Madselin Her elegant writing flashback storytelling is not my cuppa but in the deft hands of this author, it worked beautifully The authentic brutality of the setting during William the Conqueror s ruthless domination of England the violence, sense of doom, and misery were palpable without turning into misery porn And e Best medieval historical fiction I have read since Cecelia Holland s Great Maria So glad I got to begin 2018 with such...


  4. says:

    This tale of Madselin in 1066 England is top quality historical fiction These are the days of extreme hardship after the Norman conquest with survivors of the English making ultimate efforts to eat and shelter More refined former roles relating to work, class level or family support being quite secondary niceties The first stone castle construction is the central task assigned to her Norman lord, Rolf Strongly recommend this excellent Norah Lofts She has never been given the honor and place This tale of Madselin in 1066 England is top quality historical fiction These are the days of extreme hardship after the Norman conquest with survivors of the English making ultimate efforts to eat and shelter More refined former roles relating to work, class level or family support being quite secondary niceties The first stone cast...


  5. says:

    I love reading Norah Lofts If you haven t ever read her you really need to Her writing is superb, her plots are great, lots of history, but her characters are the BEST always sooooo real In this one in particular ...


  6. says:

    How engrossed was I by this book I cancelled a long standing appointment so I could finish reading it Set in England shortly after the 1066 Norman invasion, it concretely depicts the clash of Norman and Anglo Saxon cultures through the story of Madselin She is the 17 year old widow of an elderly Anglo Saxon lord who displays savvy survival skills initially by agreeing to a whirlwind marriage to the Norman lord of her former estate Those instincts serve her well again and again as she adroitl How engrossed was I by this book I cancelled a long standing appointment so I could finish reading it Set in England shortly after the 1066 Norman invasion, it concretely depicts the clash of Norman and Anglo Saxon cultures through the story of Madselin She is the 17 year old widow of an elderly Anglo Saxon lord who displays savvy survival skills initially by agreeing to a whirlwind marriage to the Norman lord of her former estate Those instincts serve her well again and again as she adroitly shares local lore that aids the invaders and strategies aimed to relieve the misery of the vanquished Her new husband, Rolf, William the Conqueror s arr, is of humble origins but harbors a keen and careful mind and fierce determination to su...


  7. says:

    Another book I read as a teenager, and then re read later It was one of the first grown up historical romances that I read but it s clean, don t get me wrong I think I read this when I was also reading all the Victoria Holt titles I could find I liked th...


  8. says:

    This is one of my favorites Takes place during the Norman Invasion.


  9. says:

    A well written historical novel, set in approximately 1066.Madselin, 16, widowed, Catholic, put into a convent beset by the Normans or Danes She escapes with her load , her dead husband, Eitel, and a free servant, Hild She harbors a secret love for Stigand, who saved her from a big wolf she sees him, much later, in gaol, tortured nearly to death in an effort to find gold or jewels where there was none Some other characters, who figure somewhat prominently Now she is married to Rolf, tho A well written historical novel, set in approximately 1066.Madselin, 16, widowed, Catholic, put into a convent beset by the Normans or Danes She escapes with he...


  10. says:

    Book came into store and begged reading, yes Lofts is a good read Historical fiction written with acute clarity feelings war, feudalism, Lords,and role of women in early times Currently, reading book 3 of Martin s fire ice series while finding a ton of similarity historical fiction fantasy.


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