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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only 3 stars as there was too much info dumping, 15 April 2002
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This review is from: Time and Chance (Hardcover)
I read this eagerly awaited book over one weekend and found myslef skimming over endless paragraphs painfully documenting the disastrous relationship between Henry II and Thomas Becket.
I had expected to have more emphasis placed on Henry and his flamboyant wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Their lack of confrontation about Rosamund Clifford was a bit anti-climactic to say the least.
Also a good proportion of the book was based around the fictional character of Ranulf Fitz Roy.
In all honesty, it should have been billed as the story of Thomas Becket not the story of Eleanor and Henry.
Other than that, the book reads well and gives you an excellent picture of mediaeval life.
I would definitely recommend this book to all fans of Sharon Penman and historical reading, though I think it has been slightly mis-represented.
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