Lionheart

Lionheart is the latest thrilling historical novel in Stewart Binns s epic Making of England series.1176 EnglandKing Henry II reigns over a vast empire that stretches the length of Britain and reaches the foothills of the Pyrenees But he is aging, and his powerful and ambitious sons are restless.Henry s third son, Richard of Aquitaine, is developing a fearsome reputatioLionheart is the latest thrilling historical novel in Stewart Binns s epic Making of England series.1176 EnglandKing Henry II reigns over a vast empire that stretches the length of Britain and reaches the foothills of the Pyrenees But he is aging, and his powerful and ambitious sons are restless.Henry s third son, Richard of Aquitaine, is developing a fearsome reputation for being a ruthless warrior Arrogant and conceited he earns the name Richard Lionheart for his bravery and brutality on the battlefield.After the death of his brothers, Richard s impatience to take the throne, and gain the immense power that being King over a vast empire would bring him, leads him to form an alliance with France.And so, Richard begins his bloody quest to return the Holy Land to Christian rule.Stewart Binns Making of England series features Conquest, Crusade, Anarchy and his latest historical page turner, Lionheart.
Lionheart Lionheart is the latest thrilling historical novel in Stewart Binns s epic Making of England series EnglandKing Henry II reigns over a vast empire that stretches the length of Britain and reaches

  • Title: Lionheart
  • Author: Stewart Binns
  • ISBN: 9781405913607
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Lionheart”

    1. I was, I must admit, more than a little sad to have come to the end of this series (what do you call one more than a trilogy?). I’ve grown to rather like Stewart Binns’ style and the sheer audacity of what he’s tried to do here. A history of the formative years, decades, of ‘England’ the land and the idea as we know it today from our history lessons.The term Lionheart has gone down in that there history, and so much so, that it maybe has lost some of its significance. Most people could [...]

    2. Review:I have had to do some thinking about this review, i feel a need to explain my feelings without them being misinterpreted, So:Im not a member of the BNP, im not a fan of UKIP (who are BNP but without the courage to sign up fr them…IMHO) what i am proud of is being English, im not a raving flag waving, bulldog tattoo’d bloke. I have come to love my country despite the national need to feel embarrassed about it, to feel if you celebrate St Georges day you are a racist. My love of history [...]

    3. The thing that is most striking about Binns' 'Making Of England' series is that it is so inconsistent.The opening book, Conquest, was a fantastic, really engaging read which gave me high hopes for the sequel. Hopes which were dashed as soon as I read the disappointing Crusade. Just to get worse, the next book, based around the civil war between Stephen of Blois and the Empress Matilda was beyond irritating as the author seemed to experiment by switching to writing in present tense rather than pa [...]

    4. Stewart Binns has written an engrossing biographical novel of the life of King Richard I, known as the Lionheart, the son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Richard was a fascinating historical character, one of legendary acclaim. At the tender age of 16, Richard successfully led his first army to a victorious win against rebels who thwarted his father. History describes him as a valiant, courageous, competent military leader. Wise, gallant, and shrewd, he was fair, generous, but could also b [...]

    5. One of, if not the, best historical fiction books that I've ever read. Binns has managed to find a way to skilfully combine gripping fiction with informative historical accuracy, and has been able to provide me with an insight into the life and reign of our king, Richard I.

    6. Overall a bit disappointing. Whilst Richard I is an interesting subject matter and character, this book doesn't fully get that across. The truncated timespan, a whole life in one book, means that most of the details are lost. The annoying use of first person for the main protagonist jars too. Unless you are really interested in Middle English history, give this a miss

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