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TIME AND CHANCE, part two of an enthralling trilogy about Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, opens during the glory years of their reign. Their ...Show synopsisTIME AND CHANCE, part two of an enthralling trilogy about Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, opens during the glory years of their reign. Their partnership was proving highly productive, both politically - as Henry redefined the role of medieval kingship - and literally, as Eleanor gave birth to their children, founding a dynasty that would endure for three hundred years. But even in these happy times, shadows were lurking. Battles with the Welsh and the French king. The disastrous appointment of Thomas Becket as Archbishop of Canterbury. And when Henry took lovely young Rosumund Clifford into his bed, little did he realise that in making an enemy of his proud, passionate queen he was making the gravest mistake of all...Hide synopsis
Time and Chance (Putnam Publishing Group) – Hardcover (2002)
Sharon Kay Penman
Hardcover, Putnam Publishing Group 2002
ISBN: 0399147853 ISBN-13: 9780399147852
The long-awaited sequel to "When Christ and His Saints Slept" recounts the tempestuous marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II in a magnificent story of love, power, ambition, and betrayal.The long-awaited sequel to "When Christ and His Saints Slept" recounts the tempestuous marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II in a magnificent story of love, power, ambition, and betrayal.Hide
Description:New in new dust jacket. NEW, Hardcover edition as pictured....New in new dust jacket. NEW, Hardcover edition as pictured. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 515 p. Audience: General/trade. NEW, Hardcover edition
I'm not sure what my beef is with this series. The story matches real events, but the characters don't feel like medieval characters. They feel like modern suburbanites with medieval technology. One thing might be that the author makes no attempt to write dialog in a style that her characters might ...
Being an afficionado of all things Plantagenet and having read a good many accounts of the twelfth century in England and surrounds, I cannot fault Sharon Penman's attention to historical detail. However, as far as I can gather, the purpose of the book is to entertain rather than regurgitate historical ...
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