The Lions' Torment

The Lions' Torment

by Blanche d'Alpuget

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/04/2019

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The third book in the compelling Birth of the Plantagenets series follows the battle for dominance between the Church and the Crown.

England's Archbishop of Canterbury is dying and with him the power of the Church. Seizing his chance, King Henry II is determined to enforce the rule of law that he has painstakingly established and bring the violent, corrupt and criminal clergy before his courts.

The ever-scheming Thomas Becket uses his mastery of deceit, sycophancy and wit to undermine the King and the Plantagenet dynasty. Should Becket be elected as the next Archbishop of Canterbury, against the wishes of Queen Eleanor and Empress Matilda, he will be one step closer to becoming England's strongman.

A story of passion, jealousy, rebellion and downfall, The Lions' Torment follows Henry, Eleanor and Becket in an era of power and vengeance that leads to one of the most scandalous and tragic murders in history.

ISBN:
9781925384802
9781925384802
Category:
Historical fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-04-2019
Publisher:
Ventura Press
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
300
Dimensions (mm):
234x153mm
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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