Daughters of Hastings

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4 out of 5 stars 38 ratings

The Handfasted Wife Publisher's Summary

The Handfasted Wife is the story of the Norman Conquest from the perspective of Edith (Elditha) Swanneck, Harold's common-law wife. She is set aside for a political marriage when Harold becomes king in 1066. Determined to protect her children's destinies and control her economic future, she is taken to William's camp when her estate is sacked on the eve of the Battle of Hastings. She later identifies Harold's body on the battlefield, and her youngest son becomes a Norman hostage.

This is an adventure story of love, loss, survival, and reconciliation.

©2013 Carol McGrath (P)2015 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • The Handfasted Wife

    • Daughters of Hastings, Book 1
    • By: Carol McGrath
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    The Handfasted Wife is the story of the Norman Conquest from the perspective of Edith (Elditha) Swanneck, Harold's common-law wife. She is set aside for a political marriage when Harold becomes king in 1066. Determined to protect her children's destinies and control her economic future, she is taken to William's camp when her estate is sacked on the eve of the Battle of Hastings. She later identifies Harold's body on the battlefield, and her youngest son becomes a Norman hostage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Review more on performance

    • By LLH on 10-02-15

    Regular price: $30.09