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The Lion In Winter - Digitally Restored
The Lion In Winter - Digitally Restored - £12.99

England, the 12th Century. After the death of his son and heir, King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) is obsessed with finding a new successor, so summons his three remaining sons. Also summoned is his wife, the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katherine Hepburn), who he has kept imprisoned for the last ten years. As the Royal couple scheme and cajole with their sons their passions turn from tenderness to fury as they determine who should be the future King of England. Katherine Hepburn won her third of an unprecedented four Best Actress Oscars® for this film, and director Anthony Harvey was also nominated. Also starring Timothy Dalton and Anthony Hopkins

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Pete Atkin Driving Through Mythical America 1973 UK vinyl LP SF8386
Pete Atkin Driving Through Mythical America 1973 UK vinyl LP SF8386 - £15.00

PETE ATKIN Driving Through Mythical America (1973 UK RCA label issue of the 1971 11-track LP the second album of songs by Clive James & Pete Atkin picture sleeve with folded lyric insert. The cover shows light wear & the vinyl appears nearas new SF-8386) 1. Sunlight Gate 2. Pearl Driller 3. No Dice 4. Flowers And The Wine 5. Where Have They All Gone 6. Prince Of Aquitaine 7. Thief In The Night 8. Driving Through Mythical America 9. Faded Mansion On The Hill 10. Practical Man

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Heroines of the Medieval World
Heroines of the Medieval World - £15.49

These are the stories of women famous infamous and unknown who shaped the course of medieval history The lives and actions of medieval women were restricted by the men who ruled the homes countries and world they lived in It was men who fought wars made laws and dictated religious doctrine It was men who were taught to read trained to rule and expected to fight Today it is easy to think that all women from this era were downtrodden retiring and obedient housewives whose sole purpose was to give birth to children (preferably boys) and serve their husbands Heroines of the Medieval World looks at the lives of the women who broke the mould those who defied social norms and made their own future consequently changing lives society and even the course of history Some of the women are famous such as Eleanor of Aquitaine who was not only a duchess in her own right but also Queen Consort of France through her first marriage and Queen Consort of England through her second in addition to being a crusader and a rebel Then there are the more obscure but no less remarkable figures such as Nicholaa de la Haye who defended Lincoln Castle in the name of King John and Maud de Braose who spoke out against the same king's excesses and whose death (or murder) was the inspiration for a clause in Magna Carta Women had to walk a fine line in the Middle Ages but many learned to survive - even flourish - in this male-dominated world Some led armies while others made their influence felt in more subtle ways but all made a contribution to their era and should be remembered for daring to defy and lead in a world that demanded they obey and follow

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Heroines of the Medieval World
Heroines of the Medieval World - £15.49

These are the stories of women famous infamous and unknown who shaped the course of medieval history The lives and actions of medieval women were restricted by the men who ruled the homes countries and world they lived in It was men who fought wars made laws and dictated religious doctrine It was men who were taught to read trained to rule and expected to fight Today it is easy to think that all women from this era were downtrodden retiring and obedient housewives whose sole purpose was to give birth to children (preferably boys) and serve their husbands Heroines of the Medieval World looks at the lives of the women who broke the mould those who defied social norms and made their own future consequently changing lives society and even the course of history Some of the women are famous such as Eleanor of Aquitaine who was not only a duchess in her own right but also Queen Consort of France through her first marriage and Queen Consort of England through her second in addition to being a crusader and a rebel Then there are the more obscure but no less remarkable figures such as Nicholaa de la Haye who defended Lincoln Castle in the name of King John and Maud de Braose who spoke out against the same king's excesses and whose death (or murder) was the inspiration for a clause in Magna Carta Women had to walk a fine line in the Middle Ages but many learned to survive - even flourish - in this male-dominated world Some led armies while others made their influence felt in more subtle ways but all made a contribution to their era and should be remembered for daring to defy and lead in a world that demanded they obey and follow

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The Lion In Winter - Digitally Restored
The Lion In Winter - Digitally Restored - £15.99

England, the 12th Century. After the death of his son and heir, King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) is obsessed with finding a new successor, so summons his three remaining sons. Also summoned is his wife, the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katherine Hepburn), who he has kept imprisoned for the last ten years. As the Royal couple scheme and cajole with their sons their passions turn from tenderness to fury as they determine who should be the future King of England. Katherine Hepburn won her third of an unprecedented four Best Actress Oscars® for this film, and director Anthony Harvey was also nominated. Also starring Timothy Dalton and Anthony Hopkins

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Lucifer's Harvest
Lucifer's Harvest - £6.49

King Charles of France has announced that he is confiscating Aquitaine and Prince Edward has sent for knights and men at arms from England to assist him in opposing the French king Lord Gilbert Talbot is required to provide five knights twelve squires and twenty archers and men at arms and wishes his surgeon - Hugh de Singleton - to travel with the party while Hugh's wife Kate will oversee the castle Among the party will be Sir Simon Trillowe Hugh's old nemesis and Kate's former suitor who had once set fire to Hugh's house After a brawl on the streets of Oxford Sir Simon had nearly lost an ear; Hugh had sewn it back on but it had healed crooked and Simon blamed Hugh for the disfigurement Finding himself in the same party Hugh resolves not to turn his back on the knight - but it is Sir Simon who should not have turned his back

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Lucifer's Harvest
Lucifer's Harvest - £6.49

King Charles of France has announced that he is confiscating Aquitaine and Prince Edward has sent for knights and men at arms from England to assist him in opposing the French king Lord Gilbert Talbot is required to provide five knights twelve squires and twenty archers and men at arms and wishes his surgeon - Hugh de Singleton - to travel with the party while Hugh's wife Kate will oversee the castle Among the party will be Sir Simon Trillowe Hugh's old nemesis and Kate's former suitor who had once set fire to Hugh's house After a brawl on the streets of Oxford Sir Simon had nearly lost an ear; Hugh had sewn it back on but it had healed crooked and Simon blamed Hugh for the disfigurement Finding himself in the same party Hugh resolves not to turn his back on the knight - but it is Sir Simon who should not have turned his back

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The Summer Queen
The Summer Queen - £8.49

Eleanor of Aquitaine's story is legendary She is an icon who has fascinated readers for over eight hundred years But the real Eleanor remains elusive - until now Based on the most up-to-date research bestselling novelist Elizabeth Chadwick brings Eleanor's magnificent story to life as never beforeYoung vibrant privileged Eleanor's future is golden as the heiress to wealthy Aquitaine But when her beloved father dies suddenly in the summer of 1137 her childhood ends abruptly Forced to marry the young prince Louis of France Eleanor is still struggling to adjust to her new role when Louis' father dies and they become King and Queen of France Leaving everything behind the vivacious Eleanor must face the complex and faction-riddled French court She is only 13Overflowing with scandal politics sex triumphs and tragedies The Summer Queen is the first novel in a stunning new trilogy from award-winning and much-loved author Elizabeth Chadwick

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The Captive Queen
The Captive Queen - £8.49

It is the year 1152 and a beautiful woman rides through France fleeing her crown her two young daughters and a shattered marriage Her husband Louis of France has been more monk than monarch and certainly not a lover Now Eleanor of Aquitaine has one sole purpose to return to her duchy and marry the man she loves Henry Plantagenet destined for greatness as King of England It will be a union founded on lust renowned as one of the most vicious marriages in history and it will go on to forge a great empire and a devilish brood This is a story of the making of nations and of passionate conflicts between Henry II and Thomas Becket; between Eleanor and Henry's formidable mother Matilda; between father and sons as Henry's children take up arms against him - and finally between Henry and Eleanor herself

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The Autumn Throne
The Autumn Throne - £8.49

Eleanor of Aquitaine's powerful story is brought to a triumphant and beautiful close by much-loved author Elizabeth Chadwick in the trilogy that began with The Summer Queen and continued in The Winter CrownA loving mother A betrayed wife A queen beyond compareImprisoned by her husband King Henry II Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen of England refuses to let her powerful husband bully her into submission even as he forces her away from her children and her birthrightFreed only by Henry's death Eleanor becomes dowager Queen of England But the competition for land and power that Henry stirred up among his sons has intensified to a dangerous rivalryEleanor will need every ounce of courage and fortitude as she crosses the Alps in winter to bring Richard his bride and travels medieval Europe to ransom her beloved son But even her indomitable spirit will be tested to its limits as she attempts to keep the peace between her warring sons and find a place in the centres of power for her daughters

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