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Marshall Godwin | Author

I am a writer of novels. I used to write medical articles and medical books. I was an academic family doctor and professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland.  I'm retired now, and in my retirement I've become an author of fiction — a novelist.  Learn more 

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Feature Novel

2066: Though it take a thousand years…

This book is different from any other book I have written. It is a mixture of historical fiction, science fiction, and fantasy. I am calling it a speculative fiction novel, a genre which has various definitions. Perhaps readers will see it has a story that is self-serving, self-glorifying even, given that my surname and the surname of the lead character is identical.

It is about the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, King Harold II. He died in the Battle of Hastings in 1066, when William the Conqueror came across the strait from Normandy, defeated him, and became king of England, ‘by virtue of conquest’. Harold’s family took their family name from Harold’s father whose name was Godwin. Hence, Harold is referred to as Harold Godwin or Harold Godwinson. The Godwins in England were mostly hunted down and slaughtered, at least those who did not go into exile in Ireland and Europe. Over the centuries, the members of the Godwin family, and other Anglo-Saxons, scattered throughout the world in a diaspora of the Anglo-Saxon people. There is a myth, or perhaps it is real, that the Godwins, on the death of King Harold II, said, “Though it take a thousand years, an Anglo-Saxon would again sit on the throne of England.” The year 2066 will be a thousand years from 1066 when the Battle of Hastings took place and King Harold Godwin II died.

The world does not know what the Anglo-Saxons are planning. This book tells the world that story. Is it real or just the musings of a group of people hoping to recover ancient glory?

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Novels by Marshall Godwin

Other Novels

Mary Jane

Mary Jane was born, lived her life, and died on the south coast of Newfoundland. A life of tragedy. A life of poverty come riches. There were husbands, children, suitors, and evil men. Mary Jane was a strong woman who carried herself with pride and stood fast to protect and raise her children well. Her early life was marked by a series of tragic losses. A woman of lesser metal would have been broken for a lifetime. But Mary Jane grieved, then rose from the tragedy, and married a wealthy businessman. 

The Newfoundland Series

The Case of the Old Man with the Hat (2021)

Charlie and Mary, at the end of the book Charlie Freake from Scilly Cove, decide to start a private investigator agency called Charlie and Mary: Private Eyes. (continue reading)

Home to Liza | Author Marshall Godwin

Home to Liza (2018)

A stand alone novel, set in Newfoundland and covers a time span from the 1950′s to the present day.  It is a story of an ordinary woman who lived an extraordinary life. (continue reading)

Charlie Freak from Scilly Cove | Marshall Godwin

Charlie Freake from Scilly Cove (2018)

 A family tradition, and the persistent nagging of his father, had Charlie looking for a woman to marry and bear a son. (continue reading) 

On The Wharf | Marshall Godwin

On The Wharf (2019)

Standing on a wharf in Port St. William, a small outport in Newfoundland, Uncle John and young Johnnie share stories from their lives as they watch the sun rise out of the ocean every Saturday morning. (continue reading)

The Beothuk Series

Belle Maro by Marshall Godwin

Belle Maro (2011)

A sweeping historical novel that traces three centuries of cross cultural contact and relations between the Beothuk and the European settlers who came to Newfoundland. (continue reading)

The Mark of Time | Author Marshall Godwin

The Mark of Time (2012)

This novel traces the ancestry and generations of two fictional families – the Knights and the Johnsons. The Mark of Time is a story of those two families,  (continue reading)

The Warm Place by Marshall Godwin

The Warm Place (2017)

A story about a band of Beothuk people who have survived in the wilderness of the Island of Newfoundland to this present day without being discovered. (continue reading)

Medical / Other

Sex on Yuwer Street | Author Marshall Godwin

Sex on Yuwer Street (2007)

This book is about human heterosexual behavior: who is doing it, what they are doing, how they are doing it, and with whom. (continue reading)

The Bedford Murder by Marshall Godwin

The Bedford Murder (2003)

The Bedford Murder is intended for health care professionals. First and foremost this book is about evidence. (continue reading)

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