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The young lion, Blanche d'Alpuget

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The young lion
Title
The young lion
Statement of responsibility
Blanche d'Alpuget
Title variation
young lion
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Geoffrey the Handsome, the virile and charming Duke of Normandy, seduces Queen Eleanor of France to spy for him in the struggle between Normandy and France and Normandy and England. Said to be the most beautiful woman in Europe, and very rich, Eleanor has not been able to give birth to an heir for France. Her liaison with Geoffrey could remedy that - or lead to her downfall and Geoffrey's death. But what begins with cool calculation becomes a passionate affair. Despite his love for Eleanor, however, Geoffrey has larger plans: to help his warrior son, Henry, seize the English throne from the uncle who usurped it from its rightful heir, Henry's mother. When Henry is forced to intervene to save the lives of his father and Eleanor, he falls foul of the French queen - and madly in love with her Byzantine maid. Should he become King of England, however, this dazzling foreign girl will never be acceptable as his queen. These two relationships, both forbidden, both perilous, are at the centre of a tale of consuming ambition, family vengeance and political intrigue set in the glorious flowering of troubadour culture, mysticism and learning that is 12th century France
Summary
Geoffrey the Handsome, the virile and charming Duke of Normandy, seduces Queen Eleanor of France to spy for him in the struggle between Normandy and France and Normandy and England. Said to be the most beautiful woman in Europe, and very rich, Eleanor has not been able to give birth to an heir for France. Her liaison with Geoffrey could remedy that - or lead to her downfall and Geoffrey's death. But what begins with cool calculation becomes a passionate affair. Despite his love for Eleanor, however, Geoffrey has larger plans: to help his warrior son, Henry, seize the English throne from the uncle who usurped it from its rightful heir, Henry's mother. When Henry is forced to intervene to save the lives of his father and Eleanor, he falls foul of the French queen - and madly in love with her Byzantine maid. Should he become King of England, however, this dazzling foreign girl will never be acceptable as his queen. These two relationships, both forbidden, both perilous, are at the centre of a tale of consuming ambition, family vengeance and political intrigue set in the glorious flowering of troubadour culture, mysticism and learning that is 12th century France.
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Writing style
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10231368
Cataloging source
ANL
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1944-
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D'Alpuget, Blanche
Dewey number
A823.3
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Eleanor
  • Henry
  • Eleanor
  • Eleanor
Target audience
adult
Label
The young lion, Blanche d'Alpuget
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050826833
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
465 pages
Isbn
9780732296698
Isbn Type
(paperback) :
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Label
The young lion, Blanche d'Alpuget
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050826833
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
465 pages
Isbn
9780732296698
Isbn Type
(paperback) :
Other physical details
map

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