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  • Location: Wales, England

Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons

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1300s: The first in a trilogy

  • ISBN: 978-0140133400
  • Genre: Historical

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An absorbing historical novel of power and betrayal, loyalty and political intrigue in thirteenth-century England, Wales and France, centring on King John of England, younger brother to the brilliant Richard Lionheart, Joanna, his illegitimate but recognised daughter and Llewellyn Ab Iowerth, Prince of Gwynedd, a bitter opponent of English ways, laws and encroachment into Wales who becomes Joanna’s husband.

Travel Guide

Map of Wales in the novel

Map of Wales in the novel


“Poor Wales. So far from Heaven, so close to England.”

“The Welsh were a god-cursed, stiff-necked, and utterly vexatious people, John said bitterly, but they did have an inexplicable ability to rise phoenixlike from the ashes of defeat, to soar upwards on wings too scorched for flight.”

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Destination/location: Wales, England, France Author/guide: Sharon Penman  Departure Time: 1300s

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