The Winter Crown

The Winter Crown

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It is the winter of 1154 and Eleanor, Queen of England, is biding her time. While her husband King Henry II battles for land across the channel, Eleanor fulfils her duty as acting ruler and bearer of royal children. But she wants to be more than this - if only Henry would let her.

Instead, Henry belittles and excludes her, falling for a young mistress and leaving Eleanor side-lined and angry. And as her sons become young men, frustrated at Henry's hoarding of power, Eleanor is forced into a rebellion of devastating consequences. She knows how much Henry needs her, but does Henry know himself?

Overflowing with scandal, politics, sex, triumphs and tragedies, The Winter Crown is the much-awaited new novel in this trilogy and a rich, compelling story in its own right.
Publisher: London : Sphere, 2014.
ISBN: 9781847445445
1847445446
Characteristics: 483 pages :,map ;,23 cm.

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sorenkrane Jan 29, 2015

The relationship between Alienor and Henry II is one of the most fascinating in history. Chadwick brilliantly writes and inteprets the subtle changes within their marriage. The best scenes of the book are when these two are engaging one another, either in spite or passion.

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