> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 1 March 2006
  • ISBN: 9780099490920
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

The Conqueror




'Every girl, whatever her age, needs her own complete set of Heyer titles. More than romantic they are witty, elegant, stylish and the best comedies of manners since Jane Austen.' Diane Pearson

William the Bastard, base-born son of the Duke of Normandy, must fight the King of France to regain his Duchy.
Spurned in love by the lovely Princess Matilda, the fighting Duke dares to take a whip to her in her own father's palace, before making her his bride.
Thwarted by the Saxon Earl Harold of a promise of the throne of England, William the Conqueror sails to Hastings to claim the King's crown and sceptre for his own.

  • Pub date: 1 March 2006
  • ISBN: 9780099490920
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Georgette Heyer

Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who made the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.

Also by Georgette Heyer

See all

Praise for The Conqueror

“'Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to.'”

Katie Fforde

“'My favourite historical novelist - stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines are enterprising, and her heroes dashing. I owe her many happy hours.'”

Margaret Drabble

“'A writer of great wit and style - I've read her books to ragged shreds.'”

Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph

“'Sparkling'”

Independent on Sunday

“'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable'”

India Knight


Related titles