When Christ and His Saints Slept

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2010 - Fiction - 784 pages
4 Reviews

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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A Fantastic Read!

User Review  - Malena - Borders

I loved this book. It's about some of the most incredible characters in English history. Ms. Penman has an unbelievable gift of taking history and weaving it into her stories in a way that captivates ... Read full review

Review: When Christ and His Saints Slept (Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitane #1)

User Review  - Piroska - Goodreads

As a devotee of historical fiction, particularly set in Medieval England, I really wanted to like this book, but I just couldn't get into it. Way too much detail about battles and limited character ... 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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