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The Strangled Queen (Los Reyes Malditos, #2) by Maurice Druon

The Strangled Queen (The Accursed Kings, Book 2) - Maurice Druon

Description: The King is dead. Long live the King.

With King Philip IV dead, and the Kingdom left in disarray, as the fatal curse of the Templars plagues the royal house of France.

Imprisoned in Chateau Gaillard, Marguerite of Burgundy has fallen into disgrace. Her infidelity has left her estranged husband, Louis X King of France, with neither heir nor wife.

The web of scandal, murder and intrigue that once wove itself around the Iron King continues to afflict his descendants, as the destruction of his dynasty continues at the hands of fate.

Wonderful storyline surrounding the events of 1314 and I don't think I had grasped the Lombards so well as I feel I do now.

Loius X: called the Quarreler, the Headstrong, or the Stubborn. Louis allowed serfs to buy their freedom, which was the first step towards the abolition of serfdom, abolished slavery and readmitted French Jews into the kingdom.

The scenery in these films is most definitely odd.

4* The Iron King
4* The Strangled Queen
The Poisoned Crown
The She-Wolf of France
The Lily and the Lion