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The First Queen of England, Part 2

Narrated by: Sheila Daly Payson
Series: The First Queen of England, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Lady Elfrida is queen of England, her husband enamored of her, and her supporters many and varied. But the queen finds herself caught up in terse political intrigues, as England is threatened both from external Viking attack and internally from restless factionalism at Court, aggravated by questions about who will rule after the king. 

Even when she has accomplished all she can for the king, a tragedy robs her of her joy and influence, and once more, she must toil to retain her position as the first queen of England and mother to the king’s heir.

This is the second part in the continuing story of Lady Elfrida, the first crowned queen of England.

The First Queen of England, Part 3 is now available.

©2017 M J Porter (P)2018 M J Porter

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can't wait until the next in the series is available. M J Porter has many other historical fiction novels hope they are soon available on Audible

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  • 09-04-19

Fabulous historical fiction!

Elfrida, or Ælfryth, was the first anointed and crowned queen of England, ruling alongside her husband, Edgar, in the 10th century.

‘The First Queen Of England’ Part 2 is the second instalment of Elfrida’s story, and shows just how strong and resilient she was in a world dominated by patriarchy, politics and warfare.

Just like the first book in the series, this book is very well written and is entirely consistent with the historical context of the story, even though it is undoubtedly fiction.

It is a significant achievement on the author’s part to reanimate characters from the long-distant past in such a way that the reader feels as though they know them and can understand their concerns, cares and motivations. It is pleasing to witness the dynamics of the characters as they mature, and intriguing to observe the intricacies of the machinations and politics at court and the personal impact on the queen and king as individuals as well as rulers.

The narration by Sheila Daly Payson is most enjoyable. Her voice is pleasant and her reading is fluent. Her characterisation of the different roles is effective, and really brings the various characters to life.

As richly detailed and intriguing as part 1, ‘The First Queen Of England, Part 2’ is a most enjoyable story. This is in every aspect a very pleasurable audiobook experience