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Cruel as the Grave
This is the second book in a series by Sharon Kay Penman, about Justin De Quincy the lowly orphan who rises to become the queen's man. It is set in the 12th century during the strife of King Richard and Prince John. Justin, the queen's man or spy, during his free time gets involved in investigating a common local murder of a young pretty peddler's daughter who is left dead in the graveyard of a church. The clues are sparse at first from the ripped bodice...
Dragon Lair
Putnam, Oct 2003, 23.95, 336 pp. ISBN 0399150773 On his way home from the crusades, Richard the Lion-Hearted was kidnapped and held for ransom by the Holy Roman Emperor Heinrich for one hundred thousand silver marks. While King Richard I is languishing in an Austrian prison, his mother Eleanor of Aquitane is bankrupting the country trying to gather up the ransom from every class and guild including the church. When word reaches her that the ran...
Dragon's Lair
Putnam, Oct 2003, 23.95, 336 pp. ISBN 0399150773 On his way home from the crusades, Richard the Lion-Hearted was kidnapped and held for ransom by the Holy Roman Emperor Heinrich for one hundred thousand silver marks. While King Richard I is languishing in an Austrian prison, his mother Eleanor of Aquitane is bankrupting the country trying to gather up the ransom from every class and guild including the church. When word reaches her that the ran...
Here Be Dragons
Joanna is the illegitimate daughter of John, who became king upon the death of his brother Richard the Lion hearted. She comes into her father's care upon the tragic death of her mother. While John is ruthless and treacherous in his politics, he is a doting father to Joanna. She is shattered when at the age of fourteen, he arranges a marriage for her with Llewelyn, a Welsch prince. Joanna has been raised to believe that the Welsch are barbarians. Sh...

Penman booklist

The Queen's Man
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Time And Chance
Putnam, March 2002, 27.95, 512 pp. ISBN: 0399147853 Early in his reign, King Henry II successfully subdues his rebellious lords, who prefer their little fiefdoms to a powerful central state figure like His Highness. He decides he must also act accordingly with the Church in order to bring the priests in line. He chooses his most trusted ally Chancellor Thomas Becket to serve as the Archbishop of Canterbury though his friend is not a priest....


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