The book entwines strands of romance, gripping history and humour, painting a vivid picture of mediaeval life. Despite modern attempts to reconstruct Prince John's reputation, his deeds stain history still, and he remains a byword for power-seeking perfidy, merciless cruelty and greed. This carefully-researched book is a gripping read, and one to curl up with in a cushioned window-seat.
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My travels through contemporary France in search of Richard the Lionheart and relics of his 12th century kingdom.
Paris, Rouen then the Duchy of Aquitaine, seeking useful detail and atmosphere for the second novel in the Lionheart Chronicles.