A Matter of Scandal (With This Ring, Book 3) by Suzanne Enoch

By Suzanne Enoch

Miss Emma Grenville, who's no foolish debutante, has had her fill of thick-headed noblemen who think ladies exist completely to fulfill males. And her boastful new landlord, the Duke of Wycliffe, is the worst of the lot! The too appealing cad desires to triple the hire on Emma's completing university for younger women to aid get his uncle's property out of debt. good, Greydon Brakenridge sincerely wishes educating—about ladies. And Emma's simply the single to enlighten him!

The sinfully good-looking duke hasn't ever met a girl he couldn't outwit and seduce. And now that he's tricked Emma right into a guess, he has the obdurate headmistress correct the place her wishes her—and optimistically, quickly in his mattress. however the proven bachelor underestimates the clever and strangely sensual leave out Grenville. For she should be top Greydon to a spot neither dreamed they'd ever go—to the altar.

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33 “Gunnhild’s reputation went from scheming and unruly to ruthless and politically dangerous” Finnmark and they teach her their magic, they both want to marry her. She says that nothing can escape them, as they can track as well as dogs, and when they are angry the ground turns about, and all living things fall down dead. She beseeches the men to hide and lie in wait for the sorcerers, as they have killed all men that have been to the hut so far. On their return, Gunnhild soothes the wizards, promising that no one has visited while they were out, yet that night both men stayed awake, each jealously watching the other.

One answer is devotion to the chivalric ideal. Though Richard was responsible for acts of appalling cruelty, he was no empty-headed thug who wallowed in violence for its own sake. He had received a good education at his mother’s highly cultured court in Aquitaine, and particularly loved the tales of poets and troubadours who celebrated the exploits of Christian knights, upholders of the high laws of chivalry. Chivalry eulogised the high ethical values of Christianity as they applied particularly to the military calling.

He was the sort of general who led from the front – brave and impulsive (sometimes to the point of recklessness), but with a good grasp of military tactics. Richard I certainly had charisma. He was now 31 and had spent half his life so far in intermittent warfare. He had already committed himself to going on Crusade. What was his motivation? One answer is devotion to the chivalric ideal. Though Richard was responsible for acts of appalling cruelty, he was no empty-headed thug who wallowed in violence for its own sake.

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