Hardback The poisoned crown / Maurice Druon ; translated from French by Humphrey Hare.
Publication year: 2014
Edition: [New edition].
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0007491298 9780007491292 (pbk.) :
No man is impervious to the poisons of the crown. Having murdered his wife and exiled his mistress, King Louis X of France becomes besotted with Princess Clemence of Hungary and makes her his new Queen. However, though the matter of the succession should be assured, it is far from so, as Louis embarks on an ill-fated war against Flanders. Where his father, Philip IV, was strong, Louis is weak, and the ambitions of his proud, profligate barons threaten his power and the future of a kingdom once ruled by an Iron King.
Series title: The Accursed Kings
xxv, 294 pages : 1 illustration (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm.