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When Christ and his saints slept, Sharon Kay Penman

Label
When Christ and his saints slept
Title
When Christ and his saints slept
Statement of responsibility
Sharon Kay Penman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the wake of King Henry I's death in 1135, the Countess of Anjou, his beautiful daughter, prepares to claim the throne despite the reservations of the late ruler's barons, but her position is usurped by her cousin. As church bells tolled for the death of England's King Henry I, his barons faced the unwelcome prospect of being ruled by a woman: Henry's beautiful daughter Maude, Countess of Anjou. But before Maude could claim her throne, her cousin Stephen seized it. In their long and bitter struggle, all of England bled and burned. Sharon Kay Penman's magnificent fifth novel summons to life a spectacular medieval tragedy whose unfolding breaks the heart even as it prepares the way for splendors to come--the glorious age of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Plantagenets that would soon illumine the world
Member of
Summary
A novel depicting a dark period in English history follows the story of Maude, daughter of Henry I and England's uncrowned queen, and her cousin Stephen, as their battles for the crown of England lead to twenty years of anarchy
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
049457
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Penman, Sharon Kay
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.E474
LC item number
W48 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Eleanor of Aquitaine series
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Matilda
  • Stephen
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
When Christ and his saints slept, Sharon Kay Penman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes an excerpt of the author's next book (p. [753]-759)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Ballantine books trade pbk. ed.
Extent
759 pages
Isbn
9780345396686
Lccn
2009504359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map, genealogical table
System control number
  • 465079009
  • (OCoLC)465079009
Label
When Christ and his saints slept, Sharon Kay Penman
Publication
Note
Includes an excerpt of the author's next book (p. [753]-759)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Ballantine books trade pbk. ed.
Extent
759 pages
Isbn
9780345396686
Lccn
2009504359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map, genealogical table
System control number
  • 465079009
  • (OCoLC)465079009

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