The Poisoned Crown by Maurice Druon

bookshelves: spring-2014, historical-fiction, film-only, published-1956, france, medieval5c-16c

Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Susanna – Censored by GoodReads


Film the third.

Description: ‘This was the original game of thrones’ George R.R. Martin

No 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.

Princess Clemence of Hungary.

Gibbet of Montfaucon

War against Flanders

John I (15 November 1316 – 20 November 1316), called the Posthumous, was a Capetian King of France and Navarre, and Count of Champagne, as the posthumous son and successor of Louis the Quarreler, for the five days he lived. He thus had the shortest undisputed recognized reign of any French king.[1] The son of Louis the Quarreler and Clementia of Hungary, sister of Charles I of Hungary, he is the only person to be King of France since birth, and thus, the youngest King of France.

4* The Iron King
4* The Strangled Queen
4* The Poisoned Crown
TR The She-Wolf of France
TR The Lily and the Lion

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