Wednesday night I finished reading an historical fiction that takes place in 1200. "The Canterbury Papers" has as its narrator the Princess Alais. She was a real person who was betrothed to Richard the Lionheart but ended up being the mistress of his father, King Henry, at the age of 16. The story takes place 20+ years after that time when Richard's brother John was king of England.
It was an interesting story that held my attention throughout. The author did a good job portraying the Princess as an assertive woman for the times. I'll look for other books by this author, particularly the sequel, "The Rebel Princess".