The Resource The iron king, Maurice Druon ; translated from French by Humphrey Hare

The iron king, Maurice Druon ; translated from French by Humphrey Hare

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The iron king
Title
The iron king
Statement of responsibility
Maurice Druon ; translated from French by Humphrey Hare
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
French king Philip the Fair governs his realm with an iron hand, but he cannot rule his own family. His sons are weak and their wives adulterous, and his daughter unhappily married to an English king who prefers the company of men. A web of scandal, murder and intrigue is weaving itself around the Iron King, but his downfall comes from an unexpected quarter: bent on the persecution of the rich and powerful Knights Templar, Philip sentences Grand Master Jacques Molay to be burned at the stake--and in doing so draws down upon himself a curse that will destroy his entire dynasty.
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The iron king
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Originally published in France in 1955, this sweeping 1st volume in a seven-book saga about the Hundred Years' War finally makes its English-language debut. Set in the year 1314, the story takes place during the reign of despotic French King Philip the Fair and focuses on disenfranchised Lord Robert of Artois, whose attempts to reclaim his birthright ignite a conflict that will engulf all of France and destroy a dynasty. Steeped in sex, violence, and political intrigue, this book will captivate readers of sprawling, dramatic, and intricately plotted historical fiction. - Description by Gillian Speace
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--Adapted from Worldcat.org
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024982
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
843.92
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The accursed kings
Series volume
bk. 1
Target audience
adult
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by Maurice Druon ; translated from the French by Humphrey Hare
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The iron king, Maurice Druon ; translated from French by Humphrey Hare
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Great Britain : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1956
  • Sequel: The strangled queen
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  • ALEXM-ALE
  • ALEXM-ALE
  • LNCLN-DAL
  • LNCLN-DAL
  • MLFRD-MIL
  • MLFRD-MIL
  • MONON-MON
  • MONON-MON
  • MOORE-MOO
  • MOORE-MOO
  • ZIONS-HUS
  • ZIONS-HUS
  • WLEBN-WES
  • WLEBN-WES
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Forword
  • George R.R. Martin
  • A curse. The loveless queen ; The prisoners in the temple ; The royal daughters-in-law ; At the great door of Notre-Dame ; Marguerite of Burgundy, Queen of Navarre ; What happened at the king's council ; The tower of love ; 'I summon to the tribunal of Heaven--' ; The cut-throats
  • Adulterous princesses. The Tolomei bank ; The road to London ; At Westminster ; The debt ; The road to Neauphle ; The road to Clermont ; Like father, like daughter ; Mahaut of Burgundy ; The blood royal ; The judgment ; The Place du Martrai ; The horseman in the dusk
  • Hand of God. The Rue des Bourdonnais ; The tribunal of the shadows ; The documents of a reign ; The king's summer ; Power and money ; Tolomei wins ; Guccio's secrets ; The meet at Pont-Sainte-Maxence ; A great shadow over the kingdom
Control code
19997648
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 340 pages
Isbn
9780007491261
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table, map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
19997648
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn809935777
  • (OCoLC)809935777

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