The Revolt

Author(s): Clara Dupont-Monod


It is with a soft voice, full of menace, that our mother commands us to overthrow our father . . .

Richard Lionheart tells the story of his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In 1173, she and three of her sons instigate a rebellion to overthrow the English king, her husband Henry Plantagenet. What prompts this revolt? How does a great queen persuade her children to rise up against their father? And how does a son cope with this crushing conflict of loyalties?

Replete with poetry and cruelty, this story takes us to the heart of the relationship between a mother and her favourite son - two individuals sustained by literature, unspoken love, honour and terrible violence.


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  • : 9781529402896
  • : Quercus
  • : Quercus
  • : 0.3
  • : April 2020
  • : books

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  • : Clara Dupont-Monod
  • : Paperback
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  • : 288