The statesman, orator, and general Pericles of Athens ushered in an Athenian renaissance. A complex man, he presided over an important period in Greek history where the Athenian military as well as arts and culture flourished. Despite dying of the plague in 429 BCE, he left behind an incredible legacy that produced a lasting effect on history.
The year is 1141. Forces belonging to Empress Matilda and Stephen of Blois vie for the English throne. With neither side a clear winner, they will fight for control over a prominent castle on the River Thames in “The Siege Winter”. This multi-perspective novel should please lovers of medieval history and/or historical mysteries.
The Empress Matilda was an intelligent, powerful women who sought to assume her inheritance as queen of England. She became embroiled with her cousin Stephen in a period of civil war known as the Anarchy.