Time and Chance By Sharon Penman


Time and Chance By (author) Sharon Penman ISBN:9780140270778 Sharon Penman is also the author of “The Sunne in Splendour” and “When Christ and Saints Slept”.

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Continuing the epic story of Henry II, Europe’s most powerful medieval king, and his beautiful and daring wife Eleanor of Aquitaine – a tale of passionate struggle and murderous betrayal from the heart of the middle ages England, God’s year 1156, and Henry and Eleanor are battling to keep hold of the crown. Warring with the Welsh and Eleanor’s aggrieved first husband, the French King, Henry needs all the allies he can find. But when he arranges for his friend and confidant Thomas Becket to become archbishop of Canterbury he makes a terrible mistake. For Becket embraces his new role as defender of the Faith and turns his back on Henry. One bad decision is swiftly followed by another when Henry seeks solace in the arms of Rosamund Clifford, a comely young baron’s daughter. Alienating his proud and passionate Queen and finding himself in an impossible position with his former friend, Henry realises too late that all he and his wife have sought to build may come toppling down . . .

Time and Chance By (author) Sharon Penman ISBN:9780140270778


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Weight 341 g
Dimensions 30 × 129 × 198 mm
About the Author

Sharon Penman is one of the most popular historical novelists writing today. Her bestselling story of Richard III, The Sunne in Splendour, was published in 1982 and her acclaimed Welsh trilogy, Here Be Dragons, Falls the Shadow and The Reckoning, was similarly successful. Time and Chance is the second in a trilogy that opened with When Christ and His Saints Slept (1994). Sharon Penman has travelled widely on both sides of the Atlantic researching her work. She lives in New Jersey.



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