"Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England"

Alida Becker of the New York Times Book Review looks at Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England, a book by Alison Weir.

In her book, Weir takes on the subject of the 14th century queen sent to the English court in 1308 by her father Philip IV, married to Edward II and overthrown by her own son. It is a story "full of violent men with short tempers, conniving politicians and wildly domineering parents - not to mention sumptuous wardrobes, monumental real estate deals and catastrophically strained bank accounts - it's a period-piece melodrama that doubles as a timeless morality play."