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y separately published work icon The Lions' Torment single work   novel   historical fiction  
Is part of Birth of the Plantagenets Blanche d'Alpuget , 2013 series - author novel (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 The Lions' Torment
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'The third book in the compelling Birth of the Plantagenets series follows the battle for dominance between Church and Crown. England's Archbishop of Canterbury is dying and with him the power of the Church. Seizing his chance, King Henry II sets out to enforce the rule of law that he has painstakingly established to bring violent, corrupt and criminal clergy before his courts. The ever-scheming courtier, Thomas Becket, uses his mastery of deceit, sycophancy and wit to undermine the monarch and the Plantagenet dynasty. Should Becket be elected as the next Archbishop of Canterbury, to the fury of Queen Eleanor and Empress Matilda, he will be one step closer to being applauded as England's strongman. A story of ambition, jealousy, rebellion and downfall, The Lions' Torment follows Henry, Eleanor and Becket in an era of political flux, betrayal, and vengeance that leads to one of the most scandalous and tragic murders in history.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Edgecliff, Sydney Eastern Harbourside, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Ventura Press , 2019 .
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      Extent: 300p.
      • Published 1st April 2019

      ISBN: 9781925384802
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