Review: The Winter Crown

The Winter Crown
The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the trilogy of Eleanor of Aquitaine and her horrible and turbulent marriage to Henry II. He forces her to have 7 children (not counting the miscarriages), steals her lands and parades his mistresses under he nose. Meanwhile he gives the order to kill the archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, making the latter a martyr and focus of pilgrimages. The sons grow up and rebel against their controlling and tyrannical father and he scapegoats Eleanor for that and imprisons her for a couple of decades in a lonely tower in a bleak and windy landscape, till he dies and the sons gain the throne and release her. This story reads like a fairytale, but it’s actual history.

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