The days of regal engagement in hand-to-hand combat are over and the line of succession has a good aging prospect these days. But at the heart of our present are the stories of our past. In ages gone by, many kings died while they were still young men. There were battles and diseases and many were simply overthrown.
One of the most famous monarchs is Queen Victoria and her passing meant the end of an era. She could be demanding, rude and frequently fled public duties for the solitude of Scotland. She loved fiercely and the public loved her in return. Under her reign, England achieved a greatness it had never known before.
Victoria to Vikings – Circle of Blood spans from the great queen, Victoria, to another great queen, Elizabeth I – the era of the longest living monarch in history. Her ancestry is incredible. But walking two steps behind her, stalwart and loyal, stands Prince Philip, the strawberry to her champagne. And with him comes his own amazing heritage.
Trisha Hughes is a best-selling Australian author who now lives in Hong Kong. Trisha’s books are true stories of ruthless kings, favoured queens, warriors, generals, battles and wars. But standing tall above them all are the strong, stable ones who have persevered. Trisha attends workshops for children’s creative writing groups and is a mentor of a yearly young writers competition. Her first book was published 18 years ago, a best-selling autobiography called Daughters of Nazareth. Trisha has recently published the first two books in this historical trilogy; Vikings to Virgin and Virgin to Victoria.