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The Lion of Justice by Victoria Holt

The Lion of Justice (1975)

by Victoria Holt

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Book 2 of the Norman Trilogy. It follows The Bastard King.

Covers the reigns of Rufus (William II) until his death in a suspicious hunting accident and Henry I, his younger brother, from his coronation until the death of his first wife Matilda. I'm not familiar with the history so I can't vouch for the accuracy one way or the other, but it's entertaining. Mind candy for historical fiction fans, perhaps a mild and lightweight romance novel. But it's definitely heavier on the history and the machinations of English rule, so the romance novel cover is a bit much. ( )
  makaiju | May 2, 2008 |
I enjoy every Jean Plaidy novel, so I may be biased in my praise. This is not my favorite one, but I would recommend it for the full story of England's history. This covers Henry I's lifetime, as well as the tragic loss of his son at sea. There's a little light romance in his choice of a wife, despite all his other love affairs. Certainly not a romance novel, but some coves depict it to be so. ( )
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