The Lioness Wakes

The Lioness Wakes

by Blanche d'Alpuget

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/03/2020

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England, 1171. Thomas Becket is dead, beheaded at the altar of Canterbury Cathedral.

As news of his assassination spreads across the country and into Europe, Henry’s reputation as a just and mighty king begins to disintegrate.

Eleanor, no longer loyal, nor in awe of her husband, instigates the revolt she has craved for years—with Henry’s three eldest sons as her allies against their father. Yearning to dethrone him and to gain power and liberty for herself, she begins to stir trouble at court.

But when Henry discovers the plot, will Eleanor be strong enough to withstand his outrage? The punishment for treason is death. And what of the empire they have built together—can it survive when the royal family are at each other’s throats?

The fourth book in the illustrious Birth of the Plantagenets series delves into the feud between the spouses Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II, painting the portrait of an empire steeped in conflict, treachery, and wild gambling for power.

ISBN:
9781920727604
9781920727604
Category:
Historical fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-03-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ventura Press
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
234.01x153.01mm
Blanche d'Alpuget

Blanche d'Alpuget is the author of seven books, including four novels—Monkeys in the Dark (1980), Turtle Beach (1981), Winter in Jerusalem (1986) and White Eye (1993).

These works won a number of literary prizes including the PEN Golden Jublilee Award, The Age Novel of the Year Award, the South Australian Premier's Award and the Australasian Prize for Commonwealth Literature. d'Alpuget's Mediator: A Biography of Sir Richard Kirby was published in 1977 to critical acclaim.

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