A Duke for All Seasons by Mia Marlowe

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By Mia Marlowe

"Sebastian Blake, His Grace the Duke of Winterhaven, has a fixed rule in terms of mistresses. He by no means retains one longer than a flip of the season. yet he’s by no means met a girl as tempting as Arabella St. George…

A fiery operatic diva, Arabella is blackmailed into aiding the French. whilst she offers the envelope meant for a French murderer to the Duke of Winterhaven by means of mistake, she'll do whatever to retrieve it. no matter if she has to seduce him to do it...


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This excellent illuminator, whose work has not hitherto been recognized, worked on a Cité de Dieu in the exhibition, no. 163, Fr. 25 (Plate 12), the Commentary on the Psalms, Fr. 964, a Roman de la Rose in Stuttgart, Cod. poet. 6, and several other manuscripts’ (Meiss 1956: 187-196, esp. pp. 195-96, and Plates 11. and 12). The ‘several other manuscripts’ referred to include ‘a Chronique de Froissart (Morgan 804); [and] a Livre des Merveilles (Morgan 723)’. In his French Painting in the time of Jean de Berry.

15. In other contexts, arms displayed reversed can connote defeat in battle; see discussion below of heraldic ornament in the New York manuscript. 16. uk for details of the AHRC-funded project at Edinburgh led by Professor James Laidlaw. 17. During the Reading Medieval Chronicle Conference, Kelly DeVries suggested that this may be one of the earliest attested representations of the use of such firearms for defensive purposes in a French vernacular manuscript. Besançon MS 864 shows the ‘same’ defenders using bow and arrow.

20. For these topoi see Damian-Grint (1999a): purpose of history (94-98), praise of material (1035), and industria (123-31). 21. See Hunt (1979: 31); though Hunt also points out that ‘the metaphor is much commoner … in general contexts without reference to literary exegesis’ (see also 1979: 27, 29-31). 22. Benoît is playing on the two words deslei, one meaning ‘rejoice’ and the other ‘disloyal’. 23.

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