The Rise of Richard the Lionheart

In 1179, rebellion was brewing against King Henry II. The King’s son Richard earns his name ‘Lionheart’, crushing rebels in Aquitaine but treachery and betrayal lurk around every corner. In his new novel Lionheart, Ben Kane – best-selling author of fiction set in the Roman Empire – turns his attention to the Middle Ages. In this edition of Historical Fiction, Tristan Hughes talks to Ben Kane about how he set out on this new series of thrilling historical adventures.

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