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How many Queens does a country need?

Many people will only remember a time when England had a single Queen. However, at the time of the first Magna Carta, 1215 onwards, there were several queens. Some of them had retired having lost their husbands but were still hanging about as surplus to the country’s needs. All of these figures feature in the novels Berengaria – Books I & II and Henry III – Book I. Continue reading