The Passionate Brood: A Novel of Richard the Lionheart and the Man Who Became Robin Hood

The Passionate Brood: A Novel of Richard the Lionheart and the Man Who Became Robin Hood

by Margaret Campbell Barnes
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The Passionate Brood: A Novel of Richard the Lionheart and the Man Who Became Robin Hood by Margaret Campbell Barnes

A Spirited Retelling of King Richard the Lionheart and the Third Crusade

"Margaret Campbell Barnes has been one of the most reliable of England's historical novelists."
-Chicago Tribune

In this compelling novel of love, loyalty, and lost chances, Margaret Campbell Barnes gives readers a new perspective on Richard the Lionheart's triumphs and tragedies. Drawing on folklore, Barnes explores what might have happened if King Richard's foster brother were none other than Robin Hood, a legendary figure more vibrant than most in authentic history. Thick as thieves as Richard builds a kingdom and marshals a crusade, the two clash when Robin Hood so provokes the king's white hot temper that Richard banishes him. The Passionate Brood is a tale of a man driven to win back the Holy Land, beset by the guilt of casting out his childhood friend, and shouldering the burden of being the lionhearted leader of the Plantagenets.

Praise for Margaret Campbell Barnes

"Barnes vividly depicts Anne's hopes and fears in an age where royal marriages were brokered like a cattle fair, and beheading could befall even a Queen."
-Publishers Weekly on Brief Gaudy Hour

"Rich in detail and flows beautifully, letting readers escape into Anne's court and country life. It is a must read for those who love exploring the dynamic relationships of Henry VIII and his wives."
-Historical Novels Review on My Lady of Cleves

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402254703
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 944,665
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

New York Times bestseller Margaret Campbell Barnes, now deceased, wrote several historical novels, including Brief Gaudy Hour, My Lady of Cleves, King's Fool, The Tudor Rose, Within the Hollow Crown, With All My Heart, Isabel the Fair, The King's Bed, Lady on the Coin, and Mary of Carisbrooke. Her novels have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.


New York Times bestseller Margaret Campbell Barnes, now deceased, wrote several historical novels, including Brief Gaudy Hour, My Lady of Cleves, King's Fool, The Tudor Rose, Within the Hollow Crown, With All My Heart, Isabel the Fair, The King's Bed, Lady on the Coin, and Mary of Carisbrooke. Her novels have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.

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Passionate Brood: A Novel of Richard the Lionheart and the Man Who Became Robin Hood 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
AAR More than 1 year ago
THE PASSIONATE BROOD by Margaret Campbell Barnes is a Historical fiction set during The Crusades 1189-1199. It is a reissue of Like Us They Lived. It is well written with much details,depth and history. It has loyalty, love,passion, tragedies, triumphs, betrayal, deceit, lost chances, destiny, family rivalry,guilt, friendship, being the leader of the Plantagenet's,Richard, The Lionhearted and of course the story of Robin Hood(Richard's boy hood friend). Just let me say this is a wonderful reissue. The characters are engaging, enchanting,believable, heart breaking with tragedy and triumphs. This story shows the beginning of a dynasty and the birth of a nation. It shows how each, (the Plantagenet's and England) are intertwined to form England's history. It shows the rival between siblings, the resentment of John, the youngest, toward his elder brother, Richard, the death of Richard's beloved sister, Johanna, the tender difference between love and understanding and the unjust treatment of their mother, Eleanor, by their father King Henry. Although, Mrs. Barnes has been dead for years, she has left a wonderful story of history, sibling rival, and the dynamic relationship of Henry VIII and his wives and family. This story is mostly pretending to Richard and Robin, boyhoods friends, one a prince, the other a peasant. One destined to be King the other destined to be an outlaw, and a keeper of England's people. If you enjoy Tudor-era historical fiction and all that entails, you will definite enjoy this one. Curl up with a warm cup of drink and immerse yourself in another time and world. This book was received for review from the publisher and details can be found at Sourcebooks Landmark and My Book Addiction and More.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the writing and the historical aspect. It is pretty well done. I knew how it would end but I learned new things about Richard. He was a fascinating man.
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