When Christ and His Saints Slept: A Novel

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Henry Holt and Company, 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  - Tess_Elizabeth - LibraryThing

Historical fiction at its best. I did myself a big disservice by starting this book and then putting it down after only 100 or so pages before picking it up again. It's a long, sprawling epic, but it ... Read full review

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User Review  - gbelik - LibraryThing

This story set in 12th century England tells of the 18 year struggle that plunged England and France into chaos following the death of King Henry I. Henry had designated his daughter Maude/Matilda as ... Read full review

Contents

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Afterword
Authors Note
Also by Sharon Kay Penman
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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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