2 edition of strangled Queen found in the catalog.
1985 by Century publishing .
Written in English
|Statement||Maurice Druon ; translated from the French by Humphrey Hale.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||213|
Charles IV is dead, fulfilling the curse of the Templars once and for all. Philip fears that Molay's curse is to blame; soon enough, he suffers a cerebral hemorrhage and collapses during a hunt, and dies days later. Philippe outmaneuvers his rivals and assumes power. Robert's own motive is to avenge himself on Jeanne and Blanche's mother, his great aunt Mahaut, Countess of Artoiswho he believes has stolen his rightful inheritance. Louis XEven with the confiscation of Templar money and assets, the son of Philip and the heir apparent, Louis X, found the treasury empty. The effect is very engaging, especially when, as here, it's married to a tight, cohesive story presented in a succession of sharp, dramatic scenes.
The curse that was cast upon him by the Templar Grand Master Jacques de Molay, while on his way to being burned at the stake, was fulfilled. Once again, Druon has written a book that glues itself to your hand as you gorge on the feast of intrigue, deception and cold-blooded, political murder that plays itself out before you. Most of the crux is tied within character driven agendas to those under players. When rebel Baron Roger Mortimer escapes imprisonment in the Tower of London and flees to France to plot against Edward, Isabella later follows on the pretext of negotiating a treaty with her brother, and joins Mortimer as his lover and co-conspirator. Is anyone really considered blameless in this game of power? Required Cookies These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features.
Which is not necessarily a bad thing, but in this case with translation or pace result, it seems stilted. The curse that was cast upon him by the Templar Grand Master Jacques de Molay, while on his way to being burned at the stake, was fulfilled. Louis X Even with the confiscation of Templar money and assets, the son of Philip and the heir apparent, Louis X, found the treasury empty. When he returns to her prison, Marguerite is ill from her confinement—and on Valois' orders, Robert's man Lormet strangles her to death.
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For now they are locked up in a drafty castle with the hope that with a poor diet and poor conditions they will succumb to disease. You can feel their love, fear, hatred. Cardinals, Popes and bankers all have their role Desperate for freedom, Marguerite reconsiders, but her "confession" strangled Queen book reaches Robert.
He's brilliant at explaining how the Medieval world functioned, or didn't. He signs a new charter allowing the kingdom to slid back into a feudal state. Originally published back in the s, they number Nicolas Sarkosy and Vladimir Putin among their fans and have been heaped with praise by none other than George R.
Her lustful dalliance not only cost her the chance to be Queen of France, but also cost her her life. Le Lis et le lion [ edit ] English title: The Lily and the Lion Charles dies and is succeeded by his cousin Philippe of Valois, thanks in no small part to the machinations of Robert of Artois.
Jean creates discord among his lords by the disproportionate favour he bestows upon the handsome Charles de La Cerdawhose subsequent murder ignites a bitter feud between Jean and his treacherous son-in-law, Charles, King of Navarre.
Philip may have been known as The Fair, but in the case of the Templars it would be more accurate to call him Philip the Welcher. His father left the kingdom destitute. Louis XEven with the confiscation of Templar money and assets, the son of Philip and the heir apparent, Louis X, found the treasury empty.
Louis is definitely unhinged and has none of the brilliance that his father possessed I could see shades of GOT Joffery Baratheon in him.
As Philippe secures his support and accedes the throne, the Bouvilles coerce a devastated Marie to raise Jean as her own and—as a means to keep the secret—never see Guccio again. Philip's younger brother Charles, Count of Valoisresents the power and influence of the common-born Guillaume de NogaretPhilip's prime councillor and keeper of the sealand Enguerrand de MarignyPhilip's Chamberlain.
Though his initial efforts to destroy Marigny fail, Valois manages—with the help of the Lombard banker Tolomei—to assemble a barrage of criminal charges that sees Marigny executed. Her discovery of his illegitimate daughter prompts Louis to confess all of his sins to her, and he swears to do whatever penance she requires.
Philip borrowed a lot of money from the Templars but needed much more. Enguerrand de Marigny, first minister of Louis' father, now realises that he does not enjoy the favour of the new king The power struggle between Marigny and Valois is very interesting to read and one really gets a glimpse of how the medieval world worked.
The daughter and wife of kings, Isabella does not want to give the order to have the elder Edward killed, but a jealous and petulant Mortimer forces her hand, and his minions brutally murder the imprisoned and humiliated former king, following Hugh Despenser's trial and most cruel execution.
His uncle, the Count of Valois, sees an opportunity to break his arch rival Enguerrand Marigny who was left in charge of the treasury. Real history holds as much tragedy as the fiction. And yet outside the palace walls the country is ravished by famine and poverty but who is to blame for all the misery?
The politico and strategies are not that far distant from Game of Thrones, at all. Poor Marguerite is a pitiful character in this novel. The nobles were finding these laws most constrictive.The Strangled Queen () About book: ”When one has governed men for a long time, when one has thought that one has acted for the best, when one knows the pains the task has entailed, and then suddenly sees that one has never been either loved or understood, but merely submitted to, then one is overwhelmed with bitterness, and wonders whether one could not have found some better way of.
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Nov 12, · Editorial Reviews ‘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 /5.
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