Didn't enjoy this one as much as the previous book. It felt that it jumped about too much, and didn't cover the period as well as it might. The disagreement between Henry 1 and Thomas Becket was detailed well, with the exasperation of both parties being made quite clear. But the equally interesting estrangement between Henry and Eleanor appeared glossed over in contrast. I also found it slightly annoying that there were explanations of things that had occured in the previous book. I know you can't expect everyone to have read the previous book, but it got on my nerves a bit. Overall, good but not brilliant.