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Viewing Entry - The Lion in Winter (E14525)
by Goldman, James

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Playing time for epub/audio formats : 2 hours 3 minutes


Overview

TitleThe Lion in Winter : a play
Author / Responsible partyGoldman, James
CollectionFiction
GenreDrama and plays, Historical fiction.
TopicsDrama and plays, Historical fiction.
RestrictionsYes
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.
Published2020

Summary

Set during Christmas 1183 at Henry II of England's castle in Chinon, Anjou, Angevin Empire, the play opens with the arrival of Henry's wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, whom he has had imprisoned since 1173. The story concerns the gamesmanship between Henry, Eleanor, their three surviving sons Richard, Geoffrey, and John, and their Christmas Court guest, the King of France, Philip II Augustus (French: Philippe Auguste), who was the son of Eleanor's ex-husband, Louis VII of France (by his third wife, Adelaide). Also involved is Philip's half-sister Alais (by Louis VII's second wife Constance), who has been at court since she was betrothed to Richard at age eight, but has since become Henry's mistress.

Additional Information

descriptiondata
System control numberE14525
Original Print PublisherLondon : Samuel French, 1964
Narrator NameNarrated by Tracey Parker, Elwyn Edwards, Alan Needham, Kerry Fasolo, Jane Gibbs and Recorded by Susie Punch.
Participant or performer noteNarrated by Tracey Parker, Elwyn Edwards, Alan Needham, Kerry Fasolo, Jane Gibbs and Recorded by Susie Punch.
Narrators GenderMale & Female narrators