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The Lion of Justice (Lion Trilogy #2)

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An opulent display of medieval life, here is the second of Margaret Butler’s splendid novels of Henry III and Thomas Becket. THE LION OF JUSTICE spans the 4 crucial years when the conflict between the king and Canterbury took its final shape.

Beginning in the lusty, lavish 12th Night celebrations of 1611 (I think they mean 1161) where a sadden Henry turns to thoughts of his
Published (first published 1975)
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The novels main focus is the escalation of hostilities between Henry II and Thomas Becket. The secondary characters so prominent in the first book of the series, The Lion of England, take a back seat, and Eleanor is an unhappy wife we see little of. The point of view is mainly Thomas Becket's as he finds few supporters when he hardens his stance against the king's encroachment into ecclesiastical affairs. Seeking to flee England to gain support of the pope, he is obstructed by Henry's control of ...more
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