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The Silken Rose

Carol McGrath

Narrator Jodie Hollie-Anne

Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd

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1236. Beautiful Ailenor of Provence, cultured and intelligent, is only 13 when she marries Henry III. Aware of the desperate importance of providing heirs to secure the throne from those who would snatch it away, she is ruthless in her dealings with Henry's barons. 
As conflict escalates between them, Ailenor's shrewd and clever Savoyard uncles come to support her, but her growing political power is threatened when Henry's half-siblings also arrive at court. Henry and Ailenor become embroiled in an unpopular war to protect Gascony, the last English territory on the continent, sparking conflict with warrior knight Simon de Montfort, the King's seneschal. 
Ailenor, desperate to protect Gascony for her son, strives to treat with France and bring peace to Gascony. Caught in a web of treachery and deceit, 'she-wolf' Ailenor's courage is tested to the limit. Can she find the strength to control her destiny and protect her all that she holds dear?
Duration: about 13 hours (13:23:33)
Publishing date: 2019-10-03; Unabridged; Copyright Year: 2019. Copyright Statment: —