The Winter Crown

The Winter Crown

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It is the winter of 1154 and Eleanor, Queen of England, is biding her time. While her husband King Henry II battles for land across the channel, Eleanor fulfils her duty as acting ruler and bearer of royal children. But she wants to be more than this - if only Henry would let her.

Instead, Henry belittles and excludes her, falling for a young mistress and leaving Eleanor side-lined and angry. And as her sons become young men, frustrated at Henry's hoarding of power, Eleanor is forced into a rebellion of devastating consequences. She knows how much Henry needs her, but does Henry know himself?

Overflowing with scandal, politics, sex, triumphs and tragedies, The Winter Crown is the much-awaited new novel in this trilogy and a rich, compelling story in its own right.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 160 x 224 x 43mm | 636g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 1847445446
  • 9781847445445
  • 169,107

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Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel you know you are in for a sumptuous ride. Beautifully strong characters and a real feel for time and place - Daily Telegraph

Blends authentic period details with modern convention for emotional drama - Mail on Sunday

Enjoyable and sensuous - Daily Mail

Meticulous research and strong storytelling - Woman & Home

I have been an ardent fan of this author for many years and look forward with keen anticipation to the third book in this trilogy. Highly recommended. - Historical Novel Society

Unputdownable. Elizabeth Chadwick weaves a gripping story. Her characters live and breathe and have distinct personalities of their own. The pace keeps the reader turning the pages, and the sadness of reaching the final page is only offset by the knowledge that there is another book to come. - Historical Novel Society
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About Elizabeth Chadwick

Much of Elizabeth Chadwick's research is carried out as a member of Regia Anglorum, an early mediaeval re-enactment society with emphasis on accurately re-creating the past. She also tutors in the skill of writing historial and romantic fiction. She won a Betty Trask Award for The Wild Hunt and has been shortlisted for the RNA Awards four times.
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