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Sufferer, excellent, and used to being first, Marguerite turns into Queen of France. yet Louis IX is a spiritual zealot who denies himself the affection and companionship his spouse craves. Can she borrow adequate of her sister's boldness to understand her likelihood for happiness in a forbidden love?

Passionate, strong-willed, and obdurate, Eleanor turns into Queen of britain. Henry III is an efficient guy, yet no longer an excellent king. Can Eleanor cease competing along with her sister and price what she has, or will she allow it slip away?

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