The second book in Jean Plaidy's epic Plantagenet series.
Jean Plaidy, one of the pre-eminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also know as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her deah in 1993.
Her novels are still very much to be enjoyed ... Any writer who can
both educate and thrill a reader of any age deserves to be
remembered and find new fans ... One only has to look at the
TV/Media to see that the appetite for this kind of writing is still
very much there -- Matt Bates * WH Smith Travel *
Jean Plaidy doesn't just write the history, she makes it come alive. -- Julia Moffat, RNA
Miss Plaidy does full justice to the trials of Henry II's last years.The demands of the vast Angevin Empire, provide strong dramatic material which she handles with her usual skill. * Sunday Times *
Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama * New York Times *
Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting * Observer *