The Lion in Winter The Public Good in Private Lives
Question… What does the Lion in Winter suggest about the following in the medieval aristocratic culture of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries?
Marriage Annulment Government Sex Alliances Diplomacy Religion War Families Women Power Age Land Feudalism
How do some of these themes intersect in the Lion in Winter? Do these ideas correspond to the reality of the Middle Ages as you know it?
The hair, once reddish, now turning to grey, of middle height, round-headed, his eyes brilliant as lightning when rouses, his face lion-like, surmounted by a fine mane, his deep chest, strong arms and bow legs. Peter of Blois (1135-1211)
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