A Pawn for a King by Sarah Hinze Historical Timeline (true events) Many of you who have read A Pawn for a King have asked for more information concerning what characters are authentic and the true story line of Ada’s life. Hugh Gifford and his wife, Alexander St. Martin and his family are authentic people…

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In the summer of 2015, I encouraged my husband Brent to join me in returning to the British Isles.  He agreed. After a few weeks in London, we flew to Inverness, Scotland, located so far north in the Scottish Highlands that it was not yet fully dark when we landed at 11PM. We were picked up…

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My journey to know Countess Ada de Warenne began several years ago when my good friend Charlene, a professional genealogist, agreed to my request and took my old box of family history to her home to put it into some reasonable order. She returned several weeks later, having done extensive research into my family line. With…

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by Helen Robertson, Scottish Historian If Sarah’s line does come down through Isabel (William the Lion’s daughter) who married Robert de Ros in 1191, then her line is not through Ermengarde but through William’s mistress (also Isabel) the daughter of Robert de Avenel, Lord of Wark and Tweed. In 1183, Isabel, William’s natural (or illegitimate daughter) – married Robert de Brus (Third Lord of Annandale).  Robert died…

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A Pawn for a KingAda de Warenne 1123-1178 Queen Mother to the Kings of Scots Available at Amazon.com (Sept 2019) A pawn in a game of battling kingdoms, Ada de Warenne’s powerful enemies work against her and Prince Henry mac David of Scotland. From the moment she and Henry are kidnapped weeks after they’re wed,…

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Last summer Brent and I decided it was time for a trip of a lifetime.  We traveled to London, England, a city I have adored from my many years of reading Charles Dickens novels.  The beauty of the city, the architecture, the history and the velvet green countryside literally took my breathe away.  London is…

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I’m very proud of my children and their service ethic! Our daughter Anna Adele is in Quito, Ecuador with a group of young singles from our church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints) who are helping out after some serious natural disasters in that country.  Anna sent me an email describing what…

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My son Sam just returned home from Greece last night.  It is a moving experience to hear about the refugee situation first hand from a loved one. Sam you just got back from Greece.  Please tell us, why did you go? I wanted to try something different–something that I felt would challenge me. I went…

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Ted Harvey, now a Colorado State Senator, shared an awesome experience he had in May 2006 when he was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives.  He felt humbled and confident that God used him for the role he played that day. One day in May 2006 as he was leaving the House chambers for the…

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