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The Lion of Alnwick

(1980)
(The first book in the Percy Saga series)
A novel by

 
 
Lion of Alnwick is the first volume of the Percy Trilogy (Lion Dormant, Lion Invincible are the other two titles in the series). This is historical writing at its best. Wensby-Scott gives us a different perspective on the intrigues of love and war during the English Wars of the Roses. The novel centres around the character of Harry Percy of Northumberland, the confidant of kings and his defiant love for the beautiful Margaret Neville. The Nevilles and the Percys are great rivals for the dominance in the North along the border between England and Scotland. The Percy's loyalty lay with John of Gaunt and his Lancastrian ancestors while the Neville's were loyal to the House of York eventually ensuring Edward to be crowned Edward IV. The seat of the Percy family, Alnwick Castle, still stands in Northumberland. The novel set against a rich background of chivalry, romance, treachery and plague in Medieval England is a magnificient drama about the family who planted the seed which grew into the Wars of the Roses.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

October 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lion Of Alnwick: The Percy Saga Book 1
Author(s): Carol Wensby-Scott
ISBN: 0-356-20744-7 / 978-0-356-20744-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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August 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lion of Alnwick
Author(s): Carol Wensby-Scott
ISBN: 0-7181-1901-0 / 978-0-7181-1901-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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Paperback Editions

January 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lion of Alnwick
Author(s): Carol Wensby-Scott
ISBN: 0-7088-2339-4 / 978-0-7088-2339-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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