Results are in!
Hardback winners - Natasha Rogers (Nelson Mandela, particularly apt as he has been so ill recently), and Norah (Amelia Earhart, leader in aviation)
Paperback winners - Emily Oakes (General George Custer), Danielle Duvick (Franklin D Roosevelt) and Kitra (left field suggestion she would be Hitler in order to stop genocide and rewrite history!)
Thank you to everyone else who took part. Some of you gave excellent suggestions but were in the company of others with the same idea: Isabella of Castile, Emmeline Pankhurst, Joan of Arc, Queen Elizabeth I etc)
What you had to do:
To win a copy of one of the Lacey Chronicles, all you have to do is tell me which leader in history you would like to have been in up to 50 words. Closing date 31 July 2013. I'll pick two winners for a signed hardback and three runners up for the paperback.
The Other Countess
Meet Ellie - Lady Eleanor Rodriguez of San jaime - in possession of a worthless title and a lively spirit.
She is on a collision course with William Lacey, who has inherited his father's title and his financial ruin.
Follow them through the dangers of life at the court of Elizabeth I where their lives are entangled with treason, alchemy and the whims of the Queen's favourite, Walter Raleigh.
The Rogue's Princess
Mercy Hart is the daughter of one of London's richest - and strictest - cloth merchants.
Kit Turner, half brother to Will and James, is making his way as an actor. A chance encounter with Mercy is the beginning of falling in love. But a puritan girl like Mercy cannot be with a vagabond actor like Kit. If she chooses him, she will have to leave her home and family.
Will she risk all this to be with a young man, especially one who is suspected of being involved in treason?
The Queen's Lady
Lady Jane Percival is one of the most misunderstood young ladies-in-waiting to Elizabeth I. Beautiful and rich, she has been dismissed by the man she loves, James Lacey, as heartless. Her family makes it impossible for her to dispel the illusion as they continue to seek to marry her off for their advantage.
Suffering from wartime experiences, James embarks on a perilous voyage to the New World to inspect the site for a new colony at Roanoke. Without him to defend her, Jane looks set for a disastrous marriage.