Time and Chance
In When Christ and His Saints Slept, acclaimed historical novelist Sharon Kay Penman portrayed all the deceit, danger, and drama of Henry II’s ascension to the throne. Now, in Time and Chance, she continues the ever-more-captivating tale.It was medieval England’s immortal marriage—Eleanor of... show more
In When Christ and His Saints Slept, acclaimed historical novelist Sharon Kay Penman portrayed all the deceit, danger, and drama of Henry II’s ascension to the throne. Now, in Time and Chance, she continues the ever-more-captivating tale.It was medieval England’s immortal marriage—Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II, bound by passion and ambition, certain to leave a legacy of greatness. But while lust would divide them, it was friendship—and ultimately faith—that brought bloodshed into their midst. It began with Thomas Becket, Henry’s closest confidant, and his elevation to be Archbishop of Canterbury. It ended with a perceived betrayal that made a royal murder seem inevitable. Along the way were enough scheming, seductions, and scandals to topple any kingdom but their own. . . .Only Sharon Kay Penman can re-create this truly tumultuous time—and capture the couple who loved power as much as each other . . . and a man who loved God most of all.
Publish date: February 4th 2003
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
Series: Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine (#2)
Peanut, Sweet Potato, and Kale Soup with Coconut Milk Given the peanuts and coconut milk this is not low calorie and is probably pretty high in saturated fat—but right now I’m actually trying to regain some weight, and I thought it would be a good idea to cook up a lot of soup and freeze small por...
I have seen something else under the sun:The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong,nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned;but time and chance happen to them all.~ Ecclesiastes 9:11Once again, even the title to Penman's novel is more brilliant...
Once again Sharon Kay Penman doesnt disappoint!! I could not put this book down! I read it in 1.5 days and found myself once again drawn into the story line. You can almost feel as though you are racing down the lane with the army as they scrambled for battle, or with the queen in her apartments as ...
It’s greatly recommended - no actually you SHOULD read When Christ and his Saints Slept. Not only does it give you the background, an introduction to some characters that are featured in this book, and a lot of history, Time and Chance is a continuation of previously mentioned novel. There’s just ...
Didn't enjoy this one as much as the previous book. It felt that it jumped about too much, and didn't cover the period as well as it might. The disagreement between Henry 1 and Thomas Becket was detailed well, with the exasperation of both parties being made quite clear. But the equally interesting ...