When Christ and His Saints Slept (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2010 - Fiction - 784 pages
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In When Christ and His Saints Slept, the newest addition to her highly acclaimed novels of the middle ages, and the first of a trilogy that will tell the story of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, master storyteller and historian Sharon Kay Penman illuminates one of the less-known but fascinating periods of English history. It begins with the death of King Henry I, son of William the Conqueror and father of Maude, his only living legitimate offspring.
  

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

Stephen v. Matilda, a family struggle. The characters are well drawn, and she has little desire to alter the facts of history to prove an artistic point. She uses the family bastards as POV characters often, and constructs good entertainments for medievalists. Read full review

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User Review  - musecure - LibraryThing

By times I loved this book and by times I was frustrated by this book. Perhaps the addition of the fictional Ranulf is the source. At times the Ranulf FitzRoy character moves the story onto a tangent ... Read full review

Contents

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Afterword
Authors Note
Also by Sharon Kay Penman
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About the author (2010)

Sharon Kay Penman is the author of six critically acclaimed historical novels and four medieval mysteries, one of which was a finalist for an Edgar Award for Best First Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America.

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