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‘The most calamitous event ever to afflict the royal family of England.’

‘Riveting’ THE TIMES

The White Ship sank in the English Channel on 25 November 1120, with other one survivor. On the 900th anniversary of the tragedy, this tale of anarchy, passion and revenge brings the past vividly to life.

For fans of Ken Follett, Robert Harris and Antonia Fraser.


Normandy, 1119. A hotbed of malcontent barons is kept in fragile order by their duke – Henry I, King of England.

Fresh from early years in a monastery, Bertold, the bastard son of one of these barons, meets Juliana, a countess and daughter of the King. He falls in love – or lust – but sees that his chance could come with work in her small court.

Soon, he finds himself caught up in a ruthless feud between Juliana and her father. And when Juliana’s daughters are offered as hostages for a strategic castle, even love may not be enough to allay a tragedy that will change everything.

Reader praise for THE WHITE SHIP

‘The period and characters are brought alive in a gripping tale’

‘Wonderfully written and entirely captivating, this is an excellent historical novel’

‘Told with humour combined with the drama and savagery of the time’

‘I loved the history, I loved the characters – heroic and villainous’