John William Waterhouse, 1916
By far the most well-known of Henry's mistresses is Rosamund Clifford, the young woman who is often referred to as Fair Rosamund. A less flattering contemporary description comes from Gerald of Wales, Henry's acerbic chronicler, who refers to her as 'that rose of unchastity.'
You can find out more about her on my post for English Historical Fiction Authors by following this link:
English Historical Fiction Authors: Fair Rosamund, Mistress of Henry II:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~In the new medieval thriller with Sir Benedict Palmer, somebody is trying to murder the Fair Rosamund. Henry summons Palmer to find out who is responsible. But as Palmer races to secure the throne for the King, neither man senses the hand of a brilliant schemer, a mystery figure loyal to Henry’s traitorous Queen who will stop at nothing to see the King defeated...
You'll have to find out what happens next in THE BLOOD OF THE FIFTH KNIGHT, published by Thomas & Mercer on 01.01.2015
You can pre-order it here: