The Strangled Queen - DRUON, MauriceRupert Hart-Davis, 1956, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ edgeworn with several tears and some loss. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Leans. Bookplate to pastedown.
In this exciting novel Maurice Druon has brought to life one of the lesser-known dramas of the Middle Ages. Philip the Fair, the Iron King, has recently died and been succeeded by his son, Louis X. When the story opens, Louis' wife, convicted of adultery, is a prisoner in a fortress. How is the new King to be freed of her, so that he may marry again and assure the succession? This is the problem that the novel explores with precise attention to historical fact. 213pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Translated by Humphrey Hare. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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