I write Historical Fiction about 11th Century Britain. Come witness the tumultuous events surrounding the Viking Invasion with Canute the Great and his heirs. Visit late Anglo-Saxon England with Earl Godwine, Harold Godwineson, and King Edward the Confessor; see Macbeth's and Malcolm III's Scotland, and watch events unfold leading to the Norman Conquest..

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Three Weird Sisters met Macbeth and Banquo on the heath and pronounced their fatal prophecies that lead to the death of King Duncan. Afterward, seeing foes where he once saw friends, Macbeth called his henchmen and ordered the murder of Banquo and his son Fleance. The assassins failed in their mission, and the boy escaped their clutches. But what happened to Fleance and who were the kings the weird sisters referred to?  more



Harold Godwineson, the Last Anglo-Saxon King, owed everything to his father. Who was this Godwine, first Earl of Wessex and known as the Kingmaker? Was he an unscrupulous schemer, using King and Witan to gain power? Or was he the greatest of all Saxon Earls, protector of the English against the hated Normans? Through the reigns of four kings, Godwine walked a fine line between the demands of his peers and the destiny of his family, only to realize he had championed the wrong son.  more



Earl Godwine had great plans for his children. But he didn't understand his sons. And they barely understood each other. This is England in the days of Edward the Confessor, and we witness the rise of the Godwinessons through their own eyes. Harold's story is all about Harold, but his brothers see things a little differently. Their remarks are tinged sometimes with admiration, sometimes with skepticism. Alas, Harold’s rise in fortune is not blameless, and sometimes those closest to him must pay the price of his fame.  more

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About me

Mercedes Rochelle

Born in St. Louis MO with a degree in English Literature from University of Missouri, I learned about living history as a re-enactor and have been enamored with historical fiction ever since. A move to New York to do research and two careers ensued, but having come full circle from frustrated writer to entrepreneur back to writer again, I am redefining myself as I enter my middle ages. When I am not selling Real Estate, I write Historical Fiction mainly about 11th Century Britain. I live in Sergeantsville, NJ with my husband in a log home we had built ourselves.