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While Lucas researches the loves and life of King Richard the Lionheart, he discovers that his own love for Matt is mirrored in the love between William, a retainer to the king, and King Richard himself. It's a love for the ages: both Richard's and theirs.
Published June 2009 by Dreamspinner Press
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Lucas is a graduate student in the history department of Cambridge living in a private boarding house with eight other students when he meets Matt, a friend of one of the other students. It's love at first sight, and over a period of two years the men fall deeply in love and become devoted to one another, to the point of planning their future wedding. As Lucas searches for a focus for this thesis, he researches the past of King Richard and why he was so accepting of same-sex relationships in his ...more
This is one of the few that really didn't work for me. Its a combination of the story of two grad students and then the story of Richard the Lionheart and his "companion". One guy is doing research on why Richard seemed in favor of same-sex marriage and starts doing research on Richard and his companions relationship. Lots of letters included in this one from Richard and other research. Meanwhile two guys live together and support each other's research and talk about getting married. I think ...more
Lovely romantic story with some historical overtones. Matt and Lucas are grad students at Cambridge and Lucas is studying medieval history and Richard the Lionheart in particular. He wants to know why during Richard's time there was tolerance for same-sex relationships that then seemed to deteriorate over time until again in the late 20th-early 21st century when tolerance was once again the rule of the day. Interesting look at history really almost more than Matt and Lucas - although they are ...more
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