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The Golden Hive [PDF / EPUB] The Golden Hive A Novel Based on Historical Fact 1093 to 1120'The Princess Nesta of Deheubarth was a descendant of the near legendary Kings of South Wales She was also the wife of the first Castellan of Pembroke and A Novel Based on Historical Fact to 'The Princess Nesta of Deheubarth was a descendant of the near legendary Kings of South Wales She was also the wife of the first Castellan of Pembroke and so formed a link between the old Celtic and the new Norman ways of life The Golden Hive symbol of her house represented the honey dues rendered to each Welsh King as The Golden Epub / his right When she was eleven Nesta was captured by the English King Rufus and taken to Romsey Abbey to be educated with other royal wards There three years later Henry of Coutances William the Conueror's fourth son came; and he and Nesta fell in loveBut Nesta was destined to marry Gerald de Windsor and to help him govern the people of Pembrokeshire who still paid allegiance to Rhys ap Tewdwr's child From this marriage and from her love affairs with King Henry III and other men Nesta became the mother of the great Norman Welsh family the Geraldines who were to conuer Ireland at the end of the century.


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    The fascinating story of Princess Nesta of Deheubarth present day South Wales her girlhood at Romsey Abbey life as wife of a Norman knight Sir Gerald de Windsor; mistress of the English King Henry I; and finally after she is widowed wife to another Norman knight Sir Bruno de Hait She is called by the Welsh of those days I don't know about at present the Helen of Wales Like Helen of Troy she too broke her country's peace and shed her blood This was a part of history I didn't know much about and the story made it very vivid ongoing struggle between Wales and England then war between England and Normandy As Sir Gerald says at one point in the novel If she were born less beautiful none of this tragedy would have happened Nesta is the mother of the Fitzgerald family of Ireland All the main characters were fleshed out The author treated Nesta sensitively As I read I was transported back to 11th 12th century Wales England and France through the author's literary gift Any romance was tasteful not maudlin and advanced the story The 'Historical Seuence' was of note also the gorgeous map of 'The Kingdom of Deheubarth with surrounding territories' drawn by the author's daughter on the front end papers


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