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‘Like one of its own rich embroideries, cut from the cloth of history and stitched with strange and passionate lives’ Emma Darwin

The third and final instalment in Carol McGrath’s beautifully crafted Daughters of Hastings series, perfect for fans of Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory. The Betrothed Sister is stunning tale of the exiled Princess Gytha, daughter of King Harold II, offering fascinating insight into 11th century Europe.

It is September 1068. Thea, also known as Gytha, the elder daughter of King Harold II, travels with her brothers and grandmother into exile carrying revenge in her heart. She is soon betrothed to a prince of Kiev.

Will her betrothal and marriage bring her happiness, as she confronts enemies from inside and outside Russian territories?

Will she prove herself the courageous princess she surely is, win her princely husband’s respect and establish her independence in a society protective towards its women?

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Reviews

The Betrothed Sister is like one of its own rich embroideries, cut from the cloth of history and stitched with strange and passionate lives
Emma Darwin
A beautifully woven tale of an exiled princess's quest for happiness. Compelling and convincing, the medieval world is brought vividly to life
Charlotte Betts
What happened to the family of King Harold after William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings? Carol McGrath has delved into one of history's forgotten footnotes and come up with the astonishing story of Thea, the exiled English princess destined for Russian royalty. An enthralling tale, told with elegance and sympathy.
Vanora Bennett

The Daughters of Hastings Trilogy