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By Martha Rofheart

Richard of britain used to be often called ‘Lionheart’.

He was once a King unbeaten in conflict.

His sword carved out a godlike legend from the battlefields of France to the blood-soaked sands of the Holy Land.

He was once England’s such a lot romantic and heroic king, a passionate and delicate guy, nice warrior, poet and musician, and a charismatic chief, blindly loved by means of the knights he commanded, deeply enjoyed via multiple lady.

But one lady captured his center.

She used to be a girl unchallenged within the lists of affection.

Blondelza, as daringly self sustaining as she used to be appealing. She lived via her wits and skill at the level, and refused to yield to any guy who was once no longer her equivalent.

In a royal courtroom brimming with political intrigue, gentle alliances, and fierce jealousies, those got here jointly notwithstanding all their global conspired to maintain them aside — proud and loose spirits held in thrall by way of a keenness that threatened to eat them both…

In this masterly novel set in the course of the bloody Crusades and the elaborate Courts of affection, the fiery Plantagenet rulers come to lifestyles: Richard’s father, the boorish womanizer, King Henry II; his mom, a mythical good looks and a special lady of the medieval international, Eleanor of Aquitaine; his brothers the princes, vying for land and loyalty and tool.

And on the very centre is Richard himself and the lady he enjoyed mainly others, the proficient and free-spirited Blondelza, mom of his illegitimate son, who mocked the legislation of God and guy.

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