THE PRINCELING is the third volume in the Dynasty Series which follows the fortunes of the Morlands, a Yorkshire wool family from the Wars of the Roses to World War II. A story which began in THE FOUNDING, and continued in THE DARK ROSE.
THE PRINCELING is set in the adventurous reign of Elizabeth I. The Catholic Morlands are threatened by the upsurge of Protestantism and forced to seek new spheres of influence, through marriage.
JOHN, heir to Morland Place, rides north to bring back the daughter of Black Will Percy, the Borderland cattle lord. But proud Mary will not have him, and John stays in Redesdale, to live the strange, savage life of the Borders, and learn through blood and battle how to win her heart.
LETTICE, the second Morland, enters the court of Mary, Queen of Scots and weds the harsh, ambitious Lord Robert Hamilton. In a hostile world of treachery and tragedy, the wolfish lord teaches her how to survive and triumph.
In THE PRINCELING, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, with her sweeping style and authoritatively researched background, has written another powerful chapter in the history of the mighty Morland Dynasty, which grows to encompass three great estates - in Yorkshire, Northumberland and Scotland.