Saturday, 25 November 2017

Saturday 25th November 2017

The W.M.G.C. were recently excited to learn that our good friend, Fran Norton, has now published another Medieval, historical novel, entitled:  'The Twisted Legacy'.

Regular visitors to this page will doubtlessly remember Fran for the work that she has previously done on one of our favourite legends.... that of Madam Pigott at Chetwynd, in Shropshire.  As you will remember, she and her friend Marie Williams subsequently released a booklet - 'The Mystery Of Madam Pigott' - on the subject.

'The Twisted Legacy' is Frans third novel, following on from her previous releases 'Throne of Shame' and 'In The Shadow Of A Tainted Crown'.  The story follows the life of Maude de Braose, granddaughter of the famed knight, William Marshal.  Her father, William de Braose, is hanged for adultery with the wife of the Welsh Prince of Wales, Llewellyn Ap Iowerth [The Great], thus she inherits the twisted legacy of both pride and shame....

A marriage to Roger Mortimer, Lord of Wigmore, sees Maud at the heart of the fateful events which dog England in the 13th Century, which ultimately culminates in civil war. Loyal to the crown, the Mortimers come into direct conflict with Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, who is the leader of the rebellious barons. Maud faces threats from both Wales and de Montfort and how she plays a vital role in England's history is revealed within the pages of 'The Twisted Legacy of Maude de Braose Lady of Wigmore'.....

This latest work, Fran tells us, is based on historical fact... but, is the author's interpretation of Maud's character with a few mythical characters for good measure. 

The book can be purchased through contacting Fran directly at:, through Amazon, or via the website of Youcaxton Publishers at 

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