Wednesday 17 February 2021

Blog Tour: The Usurper King (The Plantagenet Legacy, Book 3), By Mercedes Rochelle

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The Usurper King
The Plantagenet Legacy Book 3
By Mercedes Rochelle

May 11th – July 13th 2021

From Outlaw to Usurper, Henry Bolingbroke fought one rebellion after another.

First, he led his own uprising. Gathering support the day he returned from exile, Henry marched across the country and vanquished the forsaken Richard II. Little did he realize that his problems were only just beginning. How does a usurper prove his legitimacy? What to do with the deposed king? Only three months after he took the crown, Henry IV had to face a rebellion led by Richard's disgruntled favorites. Worse yet, he was harassed by rumors of Richard's return to claim the throne. His own supporters were turning against him. How to control the overweening Percies, who were already demanding more than he could give? What to do with the rebellious Welsh? After only three years, the horrific Battle of Shrewsbury nearly cost him the throne—and his life. It didn't take long for Henry to discover that that having the kingship was much less rewarding than striving for it.

Mercedes Rochelle

Mercedes Rochelle is an ardent lover of medieval history, and has channeled this interest into fiction writing. Her first four books cover eleventh-century Britain and events surrounding the Norman Conquest of England. The next series is called The Plantagenet Legacy about the struggles and abdication of Richard II, leading to the troubled reigns of the Lancastrian Kings. She also writes a blog: to explore the history behind the story. Born in St. Louis, MO, she received by BA in Literature at the Univ. of Missouri St.Louis in 1979 then moved to New York in 1982 while in her mid-20s to “see the world”. The search hasn’t ended! Today she lives in Sergeantsville, NJ with her husband in a log home they had built themselves.

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Tour Schedule

May 11th

Oh look, another book! 

Viviana MacKade’s Official Blog 


Historical Fiction Reviews

May 18th

All Things Tudor

Historical Fiction with Spirit

Books, Lattes & Tiaras

Judith Arnopp’s Official Blog

May 25th

Elizabeth St.John’s Official Blog

Let Your Words Shine…

Mary’s Tavern

June 1st


Brooks Journel

Stuart Rudge’s Official Blog

June 8th

Ruins & Reading 

Samantha Wilcoxson’s Official Blog 

CelticLady Reviews 

A Darn Good Read 

June 15th

The Writing Desk

Seduction, Scandal and Spies

June 22nd

Adventures of a Tudor Nerd

Linnea Tanner’s Official Blog

June 29th

M J Porter’s Official Blog 

Catherine Meyrick Official Blog 

July 6th

B for Book Review 

Emma Lombard’s Official Blog 

The Magic of Wor(l)ds 

July 13th

The Books Delight

Wendy Dunn’s Official Blog

Zoe’s Art, Craft & Life

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