When Knighthood Was in Flower

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(4.6 stars; 8 reviews)

Set during the Tudor period of English history, When Knighthood Was in Flower tells the tribulations of Mary Tudor, a younger sister of Henry VIII of England who has fallen in love with a commoner. However, for political reasons, King Henry has arranged for her to wed King Louis XII of France and demands his sister put the House of Tudor first, threatening, "You will marry France and I will give you a wedding present – Charles Brandon's head!" (Summary adapted from Wikipedia) (9 hr 2 min)


00 - The Caskodens 7:50 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
01 - Chapter I. The Duel 9:53 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
02 - Chapter II. How Brandon Came to Court 16:04 Read by D. A. Frank
03 - Chapter III. The Princess Mary 36:45 Read by gemtwist
04 - Chapter IV. A Lesson in Dancing 44:58 Read by D. A. Frank
05 - Chapter V. An Honor and an Enemy 20:34 Read by Peggy
06 - Chapter VI. A Rare Ride to Windsor 18:10 Read by Scheherazade
07 - Chapter VII. Love's Fierce Sweetness 41:02 Read by Lita Ledesma
08 - Chapter VIII. The Trouble in Billingsgate Ward 29:17 Read by Phil Griffiths
09 - Chapter IX. Put Not Your Trust in Princesses 37:45 Read by D. A. Frank
10 - Chapter X. Justice, O King! 22:57 Read by D. A. Frank
11 - Chapter XI. Louis XII a Suitor 29:30 Read by CaprishaPage
12 - Chapter XII. Atonement 21:02 Read by MJ Franck
13 - Chapter XIII. A Girl's Consent 22:34 Read by MJ Franck
14 - Chapter XIV. In the Siren Country 22:05 Read by Judy Guinan
15 - Chapter XV. To Make a Man of Her 17:41 Read by hchua
16 - Chapter XVI. A Hawking Party 17:43 Read by laineyben
17 - Chapter XVII. The Elopement 30:33 Read by KateC
18 - Chapter XVIII. To the Tower 18:28 Read by laineyben
19 - Chapter XIX. Proserpina 23:07 Read by Libby Gohn
20 - Chapter XX. Down into France 27:08 Read by MaryAnn
21 - Chapter XXI. Letters from a Queen 27:08 Read by Judy Guinan


Lovely Romance

(4.5 stars)

A sad, sweet romance with a happy ending. I really enjoyed this story for its emotional and historical significance. Most of the readers did a good job, but several rushed through without thought to taking a pause or using any emotion.

When a knighthood was in flower.

(5 stars)

Absolutely beautiful brilliant book.