(From the publisher):
Upon his father's death, William, the illegitimate son of the Duke of Normandy, receives his duchy. But being too young to rule and left to the guardianship of an appointed council rife with conspiracy and violent betrayal, the ducal authority wanes and for twelve years the province suffers assassination and revolt.
Trusting no one, William eventually defeats the remaining rebelling barons, his determination to rule giving way to a ruthless passion in love and war, and ultimately to his victory in a battle that would change England's monarchy forever - the Battle of Hastings.
Original title: The Conqueror
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ The "royals"