Fan of BtVS since it started and a fan of Spike since 'School Hard'. Love Spuffy; hate all Bangel/Biley pairings!!!
Sorry about the four chapter 24s - was having probs with my computer and everytime I tried to add the chapter it kept saying 'cannot find server' so i didn't think it had been posted. Sorry to disappoint...thanks as always for the continuing reviews!
Fantastic first chapter! Can't wait for the next update. I assume that the King in the story is Henry VIII, who was childhood friends with the Duke of Suffolk, Charles Brandon. The fact that Elizabeth lives in France is also reminiscent of the origins of Anne Boleyn. I live in England and the Tudors is one of my favourite periods of history (I'm also a big fan of the TV series 'The Tudors' with Jonathan Rhys Meyers). Looking forward to reading more...
Author's Response: First of all, hello from over the pond! Secondly, this time period is one of my favs also. Thirdly, the king is Henry VIII and William is loosely based on Charles Brandon. His lust for women and the finer points in life will be mirrored, but the multiple marriages and children will not. In addition, despite my greatest draw is to the time of Anne Boleyn, I wasn't using her when I wrote Elizabeth's character. Now that I look at them, they do mirror each other in many ways. It was probably my subconcious that did it. Any how, Elizabeth will be of quick wit and intelligent, but she will not be cunning nor driven to be so by her father. Also, religion will play little part in this tale. In saying this, I hope that you will continue to read. I too am a BIG fan of the 'Tudors' and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, is damn sexy. So isn't Henry Cavill, who plays Charles Brandon. They are growl worthy...as of Spike!!!!