Of all the Plantagenet Kings, Richard's exploits consist of fighting and more fighting,that is just what the Lionheart was about. What made this book rise to 4.5 stars were the poignant scenes that included Eleanor. She was a loving mother and a vibrant and courageous woman, all the years of her life.
Sharon Kay Penman always has done a masterful job with the Plantagenets.This time, as she laid them to their final rest, was surely no exception.
There is still John of course, but he has his own story to tell. Heartily recommended