(From the publisher):
Henry II was dead and his son Richard had come to the throne. He had vowed to win back Jerusalem for the Christian world and was ready to place his Kingdom in jeopardy to fulfill that vow even though his treacherous brother John was casting covetous eyes on the crown.
Here is the color and splendor of an age when chivalry and cruelty went side by side. It is inhabited by the shrewd King of France who was tormented by the emotions aroused in him by his natural enemy; Berengaria, Richard's Queen, who could never hold the place in his life for which she longed; Joanna, his sister, who adored and yet defied him; Prince John, his violent and treacherous brother; aged Queen Eleanor living on as vital as ever. And dominating them all was the fearless, romantic monarch who, the world said, had the heart of a lion...
Original title: The Heart of the Lion
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ The "royals"
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ British Isles→ England