|Review Of "A Lion In Winter"
Henry, the King of England, married Eleanor for her land; their first son
died, after him, John was Henry's favorite, Richard was Eleanors favorite,
but turned out to be homosexual, Geoffrey plotted against all of them with
the King of France who was Richard's "friend;" Henry had an affair with
Rosalyn, and Eleanor, with Richard lead a couple of civil wars against him,
so Henry locked Eleanor in a tower; Henry's lover died, he bought a wife,
Alice, for the son who was to be King, but had an affair with her . . . And
so went life in the late 12th century. Involved in this complex arrangement
there are many aspects of life during this period including: the status of
women, power of the church and living conditions all of which were
illustrated in The Lion in Winter.
One of the most apparent things in The Lion in Winter was the role of women.
At first impression they did not seem significant. Eleanor was cheated on,
not an uncom...