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Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John
William de Breos rose to a position of great power and influence as a close confidant of King John, but when his wife revealed John's greatest secret John's revenge was brutal. William's sons and grandson turned to Llywelyn the Great, Prince of Gwynedd to help them regain their lands. The fall of the de Breos family was the final spark that lit the fire of Magna Carta and ...more
Paperback, 40 pages
Published September 6th 2013 by Alina Publishing
(first published August 27th 2013)
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This short history of the Braose (Breos, Briouze, etc.; pick a spelling of your choice from the multitude) lords of Gower details their fortunes and decline during the reign of King John in England and Llewellyn Fawr in Wales. A neat little introduction to their story.
Writing poetry and making up stories since she was a child, Ann only began to write for publication when her children left home. Her ambition was to write science fiction, but, fascinated by Swansea Castle and distracted by a major stroke she researched local history, an interest that culminated in the publication of her first book Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth at Easter 2012. Early retirem ...more