Shadow Kings: The Life and Struggles of King Henry III of England, 1216-1272
by N. Beetham Stark
Shadow Kings is about the lives of two orphan Irish boys who become part of the court of Henry III (!216). One, a talented archer and swordsman is able to serve in Henry's army. The other, a scholar with command of several languages and a strong artistic skill is perfectly suited to the position of scribe. Chaos arises when the Cathars come to England. Who is King Henry, really? No one knows.