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Can a woman be a knight?

For that matter, how long can any woman fend for herself in medieval times without a father, husband or brother? Times when other women are only too glad to take her castle, lands and livelihood from her?

Yet before Lady Leah of Lygeton's father died, he taught her how to fight.

Lady Leah has the steel and the steed to stand her ground. Yet does she have the support of her sovereign in a man's world? Even when she does her best, will losing jousts to a woman bring out the worst in her opponents, until she makes an envious enemy who wants to put the ‘feud' into feudal and be the thief who filches her fief?

Follow the fortunes of the world's first female knight as Lady Leah takes on her times and tilts at its tribulations.

Published by Pegasus Publishing

also available on Amazon

and from Waterstones

ISBN:9781784654054
   
     
     
the original front cover idea with my friend Leah on a horse. The story came when I imagined my friend and I back in medieval times. I chose Edward III as the king at the start of the Hundred Years War.
 
     
     
Two pictures of a re-enactment at Chiltern Open Air Museum of Lady knights fighting in 2005. It was this moment that I wanted to write a story of a lady knight but didn't know how it would go.