The Poisoned Crown (Accursed Kings Series #3)

The Poisoned Crown (Accursed Kings Series #3)

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by Maurice Druon
     
 

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‘This was the original game of thrones’ George R.R. MartinNo man is impervious to the poisons of the crown…Having murdered his wife and exiled his mistress, King Louis X of France becomes besotted with Princess Clemence of Hungary and makes her his new Queen.However, though the matter of the succession should be assured, it is far from so, as Louis

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‘This was the original game of thrones’ George R.R. MartinNo man is impervious to the poisons of the crown…Having murdered his wife and exiled his mistress, King Louis X of France becomes besotted with Princess Clemence of Hungary and makes her his new Queen.However, though the matter of the succession should be assured, it is far from so, as Louis embarks on an ill-fated war against Flanders.Where his father, Philip IV, was strong, Louis is weak, and the ambitions of his proud, profligate barons threaten his power and the future of a kingdom once ruled by an Iron King.

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‘Iron kings and strangled queens, battles and betrayals, lies and lust, the curse of the Templars, the doom of a great dynasty – and all of it (well, most of it) straight from the pages of history, and believe me, the Starks and the Lannisters have nothing on the Capets and Plantagenets. Whether you are a history buff or a fantasy fan, Druon's epic will keep you turning pages. This was the original game of thrones’ George R.R. Martin‘Blood-curdling tale of intrigue, murder, corruption and sexual passion’ The Sunday Times‘Dramatic and colourful as a Dumas romance but stiffened by historical accuracy and political insight’ The Sunday Times‘Barbaric, sensual, teeming with life, based in wide reading and sound scholarship…among the best historical novels’ The Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007491292
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
04/01/2014
Series:
Accursed Kings Series, #3
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
77,462
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Maurice Druon was a French resistance hero, a Knight of the British Empire and a holder of the Grand Croix de la Légion d'Honneur. He was also a member of the Académie française and a celebrated novelist, best known for his series of seven historical novels under the title of The Accursed Kings, which were twice adapted for television. A passionate Anglophile, he was a great expert on all things English, including its medieval history, which provides great inspiration for the series. His many and diverse fans include George RR Martin, Nicolas Sarkozy and Vladimir Putin.

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Poisoned Crown 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this in my teens in Russian. These books are unbelievably good. The series trails a French dynasty of kings. Full of courtly intrigue rooted in history. This is indeed a true.Game of Thrones involving French and British royal houses and nobility with alliances, love, passion, loyalty, betrayal. Excellent read with the added benefit of learning some midievil european history
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously enjoy this series
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