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Summary

Kidnapped in seventh-century England and sold as a slave to a powerful mayor in France, Bathilde needs to adapt to survive. When the mayor’s beloved wife passes away, he looks to Bathilde for comfort. Fleeing his attentions, she is forced to live on the streets until she catches the king’s eye and everything changes.

Now a queen, Bathilde must provide the king with heirs and continue the charitable and social work that has become her life, all while fighting her detractors. By the end of her days, Bathilde had changed the face of medieval France forever. 

How did a slave navigate the treacherous Merovingian courts and rise to rule an empire? And why have so few people heard of her? 

Content Warning: sexual assault, childbirth trauma.

©2021 Kelly Evans (P)2021 Kelly Evans

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