MY LORD BROTHER THE LIONHEART Author:Molly Costain Haycraft Historical Fiction: — Joan, daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine---favorite sister of Richard Coeur de Lion--was 12 when she married William, King of Sicily. It was a happy marriage; William was kind and Sicily was beautiful. In those days a queen might never see her original family again, and when the Kings' Crusade began Joa... more »n knew herself fortunate indeed to be looking forward to her brother's arrival.
In the twelfth century life was quite as uncertain as it is now. Awaiting Joan were adventures and misadventures, widowhood at 24, danger and battle, pestilence and betrayal, and a kind of love she had never dreamed existed.« less