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A King's Ransom

By Sharon Kay Penman

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Lionheart comes the dramatic sequel, telling of the last dangerous years of Richard, Couer de Lion’s life.



This long-anticipated sequel to the national bestseller Lionheart is a vivid and heart-wrenching story of the last event-filled years in the life of Richard, Coeur de Lion. Taken captive by the Holy Roman Emperor while en route home—in violation of the papal decree protecting all crusaders—he was to spend fifteen months imprisoned, much of it in the notorious fortress at Trefils, from which few men ever left alive, while Eleanor of Aquitaine moved heaven and earth to raise the exorbitant ransom.



For the five years remaining to him, betrayals, intrigues, wars, and illness were ever present. So were his infidelities, perhaps a pattern set by his father’s faithlessness to Eleanor. But the courage, compassion, and intelligence of this warrior king became the stuff of legend, and A King’s Ransom brings the man and his world fully and powerfully alive.

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Format: Book
Author: Penman, Sharon Kay
Summary: "From the New York Times-bestselling author of Lionheart comes the dramatic sequel, telling of the last dangerous years of Richard, Couer de Lion's life. This long-anticipated sequel to the national bestseller Lionheart is a vivid and heart-wrenching story of the last event-filled years in the life of Richard, Coeur de Lion. Taken captive by the Holy Roman Emperor while en route home--in violation of the papal decree protecting all crusaders--he was to spend fifteen months imprisoned, much of it in the notorious fortress at Trefils, from which few men ever left alive, while Eleanor of Aquitaine moved heaven and earth to raise the exorbitant ransom. For the five years remaining to him, betrayals, intrigues, wars, and illness were ever present. So were his infidelities, perhaps a pattern set by his father's faithlessness to Eleanor. But the courage, compassion, and intelligence of this warrior king became the stuff of legend, and A King's Ransom brings the man and his world fully and powerfully alive"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: A king's ransom / Sharon Kay Penman.
Publisher Date: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
Subject: Richard I, King of England, 1157-1199 -- Fiction. Great Britain -- History -- Richard I, 1189-1199 -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780399159220 (hardback) 0399159223 (hardback)
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System Items Available: 9
System Items Total: 15
Call Number: F Penman
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Format: Book
Author: Penman, Sharon Kay, author.
Summary: "From the New York Times-bestselling author of Lionheart comes the dramatic sequel, telling of the last dangerous years of Richard, Couer de Lion's life. This long-anticipated sequel to the national bestseller Lionheart is a vivid and heart-wrenching story of the last event-filled years in the life of Richard, Coeur de Lion. Taken captive by the Holy Roman Emperor while en route home--in violation of the papal decree protecting all crusaders--he was to spend fifteen months imprisoned, much of it in the notorious fortress at Trefils, from which few men ever left alive, while Eleanor of Aquitaine moved heaven and earth to raise the exorbitant ransom. For the five years remaining to him, betrayals, intrigues, wars, and illness were ever present. So were his infidelities, perhaps a pattern set by his father's faithlessness to Eleanor. But the courage, compassion, and intelligence of this warrior king became the stuff of legend, and A King's Ransom brings the man and his world fully and powerfully alive"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: A king's ransom / Sharon Kay Penman.
Publisher, Date: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
Description: 685 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Subjects: Richard I, King of England, 1157-1199 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Great Britain -- History -- Richard I, 1189-1199 -- Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Notes: "A Marian Wood book."
LCCN: 2013042663
ISBN: 9780399159220 (hardback)
ISBN: 0399159223 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 9
Total Copies: 15
Call Number: F Penman