Sister of the Lionheart, Hilary Benford Paperback, Crusades, Joanna Plantagenet

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Sister of the Lionheart,  A Joanna Plantagenet Paperback

by Hilary Benford

Pre owned but excellent condition. no marks tears or scratches. tight and flat

This historical epic features Joanna Plantagenet, whose drive and persistence helped change the course of history around the time of the Crusades. Joanna is the daughter of King Henry of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Close to her brother Richard Lionheart, she grew up at courts in France and England. From jousts to the infamous Courts of Love, from family quarrels to international intrigues, Joanna’s youth was spent in the thick of it all.

With her ambition to become a queen, like her much-admired mother, Joanna marries King William of Sicily and is swept away to a court that is a crossroads for Normans, Italians, Jews, Arabs and Byzantines. She is furious when she learns that her husband William possesses a harem—but she refuses to accept it in silence, acting like a true descendant of Vikings.

When Jerusalem falls to Saladin, her husband and The Lionheart make plans to go on Crusade. And Joanna persuades Richard to let her accompany him.