When Christ and His Saints Slept (Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, #1)

19 September 2018 | By Sharon Kay Penman | Filed in: 12th-century.

A.D 1135 As church bells tolled for the death of England s King Henry I, his barons faced the unwelcome prospect of being ruled by a woman Henry s beautiful daughter Maude, Countess of Anjou But before Maude could claim her throne, her cousin Stephen seized it In their long and bitter struggle,

Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death, #1)

18 July 2018 | By Ariana Franklin | Filed in: 12th-century.

A chilling, mesmerizing novel that combines the best of modern forensic thrillers with the detail and drama of historical fiction In medieval Cambridge, England, four children have been murdered The crimes are immediately blamed on the town s Jewish community, taken as evidence that Jews sacrifice

The Summer Queen (Eleanor of Aquitaine, #1)

14 April 2019 | By Elizabeth Chadwick | Filed in: 12th-century.

Eleanor of Aquitaine is a 12th century icon who has fascinated readers for 800 years But the real Eleanor remains elusive n nThis stunning novel introduces an Eleanor that all other writers have missed Based on the most up to date research, it is the first novel to show Eleanor beginning her marrie

Lady of the English

11 September 2018 | By Elizabeth Chadwick | Filed in: 12th-century.

Two very different women are linked by destiny and the struggle for the English crown Matilda, daughter of Henry I, is determined to win back her crown from Stephen, the usurper king Adeliza, Henry s widowed queen and Matilda s stepmother, is now married to William D Albini, a warrior of the oppos

A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #1)

15 August 2018 | By Ellis Peters | Filed in: 12th-century.

Ellis Peters introduction to the murderous medieval world of Brother Cadfael nA Morbid Taste for Bones n nIn the remote Welsh mountain village of Gwytherin lies the grave of Saint Winifred Now, in 1137, the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey has decided to acquire the sacred remains for his Benedi

The Greatest Knight (William Marshal, #2)

05 March 2019 | By Elizabeth Chadwick | Filed in: 12th-century.

A medieval historical novel about William Marshal, probably the greatest knight of the Middle Ages This is the story of how he rose through the dangerous world of Angevin politics to become one of the most powerful magnates of the realm and eventually regent of England.

Time and Chance (Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine, #2)

15 March 2019 | By Sharon Kay Penman | Filed in: 12th-century.

n n n nIn When Christ and His Saints Slept, acclaimed historical novelist Sharon Kay Penman portrayed all the deceit, danger, and drama of Henry II s ascension to the throne Now, in Time and Chance, she continues the ever captivating tale n nIt was medieval England s immortal marriage El

The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse

09 September 2019 | By Pierre Abélard | Filed in: 12th-century.

The story of the relationship between Ab lard and H lo se is one of the world s most celebrated and tragic love affairs It is told through the letters of Peter Ab lard, a French philosopher and one of the greatest logicians of the twelfth century, and of his gifted pupil H lo se Through their impa

The Lais of Marie de France

04 July 2019 | By Marie de France | Filed in: 12th-century.

This is a prose translation of the lais or poems attributed to Marie de France Little is known of her but she was probably the Abbess of the abbey at Shaftesbury in the late 12th century, illegitimate daughter of Geoffrey Plantagenet and hence the half sister of Henry II of England It was to a kin

Lionheart (Plantagenets #4)

20 May 2018 | By Sharon Kay Penman | Filed in: 12th-century.

They were called The Devil s Brood, though never to their faces They were the four surviving sons of Henry Plantagenet and Eleanor of Aquitaine With two such extraordinary parents, much was expected of them nBut the eldest charming yet mercurial would turn on his father and, like his brother Geo

The Queen's Man (Justin de Quincy, #1)

10 August 2018 | By Sharon Kay Penman | Filed in: 12th-century.

Epiphany, 1193 Eleanor of Aquitaine sits upon England s throne Her beloved son Richard Lionheart is missing, presumed dead and the court whispers that her younger son, John, is plotting to seize the crown Meanwhile, on the snowy highroad from Winchester, a destitute young man falls heir to a bl

Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life (World Leaders Past & Present)

03 October 2018 | By Alison Weir | Filed in: 12th-century.

In this beautifully written biography, Alison Weir paints a vibrant portrait of a truly exceptional woman and provides new insights into her intimate world n nRenowned in her time for being the most beautiful woman in Europe, the wife of two kings and mother of three, Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of

Devil's Brood (Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine, #3)

23 July 2019 | By Sharon Kay Penman | Filed in: 12th-century.

The long awaited and highly anticipated final volume in Penman s trilogy of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine a tumultuous conclusion to this timeless story of love, power, ambition, and betrayal Where the second novel in the trilogy, Time And Chance, dealt with the extraordinary politics of the tw