At a glance:
- Author: Alfred Duggan
- First Published: 1954
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Historical romance
- Time of Work: The first half of the thirteenth century
- Setting: England
- Characters: Margaret Fitzgerold, Warin Fitzgerold, Baldwin de Redvers, Count William de Redvers, Young Baldwin, Falkes de Brealte, Hubert de Burgh, John, Henry Iii
- Genres: Long fiction, Historical fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Politics, Marriage, England or English people, Kings, queens, or royalty, Catholics or Catholic Church, Knights or knighthood, Thirteenth century, Chivalry
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
The title LEOPARDS AND LILIES, somewhat enigmatic as it is, offers a challenge to the reader. Actually, there is nothing mysterious about the title. One who remembers some of the lesser details of the history of the Middle Ages may recall the fact that in the period during which rebel barons forced King John of England to grant them the Magna Carta the leopard was the symbol of the House of Anjou, the side of John and his loyal supporters, while the lilies were the symbol of the rebels who received aid from the Dauphin of France. It is against the background of...
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