The Lion in Winter Study Guide

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter by Anthony Harvey

The Lion in Winter is the story of Henry II of England and his immediate family at Winter Court over Christmas in 1138. Henry, his imprisoned wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, their three sons, and their guest the King of France all engage in plotting and intrigue as Henry ponders the meaning of his reign and his future as a man past his prime. His sons jockey for position between their parents, and Henry and Eleanor manipulate their surroundings masterfully while exploring their contentious but close relationship.

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