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The Revolt, Paperback / softback Book

The Revolt Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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It is with a soft voice, full of menace, that our mother commands us to overthrow our father . . . Richard Lionheart tells the story of his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine.

In 1173, she and three of her sons instigate a rebellion to overthrow the English king, her husband Henry Plantagenet.

What prompts this revolt? How does a great queen persuade her children to rise up against their father? And how does a son cope with this crushing conflict of loyalties?Replete with poetry and cruelty, this story takes us to the heart of the relationship between a mother and her favourite son - two individuals sustained by literature, unspoken love, honour and terrible violence.

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