History Theatre / TheLionInWinter

8th Aug '17 8:56:40 PM Angeldeb82
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* ButtMonkey: [[UsefulNotes/KingJohnOfEngland John]]. [[TruthInTelevision Historical in that as the youngest son]] he'd traditionally inherit the least (hence the real-life nickname of "Lackland"). Made painful in this telling because Henry's attempts to favor him over Richard and Geoff have turned John into a clueless spoiled brat.

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* ButtMonkey: [[UsefulNotes/KingJohnOfEngland John]]. John.]] [[TruthInTelevision Historical in that as the youngest son]] he'd traditionally inherit the least (hence the real-life nickname of "Lackland"). Made painful in this telling because Henry's attempts to favor him over Richard and Geoff have turned John into a clueless spoiled brat.



* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Henry and Eleanor in spades.

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* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Henry and Eleanor in spades.



** Richard [[spoiler:refusing to flinch when Henry raises his sword to execute him for Richard's rebellion.]]

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** Richard [[spoiler:refusing to flinch when Henry raises his sword to execute him for Richard's rebellion.]]rebellion]].



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Eleanor baulks when [[spoiler:Geoffrey and Richard suggest secretly killing Henry.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Eleanor baulks when [[spoiler:Geoffrey and Richard suggest secretly killing Henry.]]Henry]].



* ExactEavesdropping: Subverted: Philip made more and more people hide behind a curtain and then exposed things with every newcomer, while also showing the latest curtain-inhabitant that he was overheard himself. (Good job if you understood that sentence after reading it only once!).

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* ExactEavesdropping: Subverted: Philip made more and more people hide behind a curtain and then exposed things with every newcomer, while also showing the latest curtain-inhabitant that he was overheard himself. (Good job if you understood that sentence after reading it only once!).once!)



* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: When it's Eleanor of Aquitaine, a Real-Life ChessMaster and trouble-maker...

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: When it's Eleanor of Aquitaine, a Real-Life ChessMaster [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] and trouble-maker...



* RevengeByProxy: Philip using [[UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart Richard]] to get to Henry.

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* RevengeByProxy: Philip using [[UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart Richard]] UsefulNotes/{{Richard|TheLionHeart}} to get to Henry.



* {{Tearjerker}}: Alais breaks down and cries in her rival Eleanor's arms and calls her 'Maman' reminding us that Eleanor is also the only mother Alais can remember as her biological mother [[DeathByChildbirth died birthing her]].

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* {{Tearjerker}}: TearJerker: Alais breaks down and cries in her rival Eleanor's arms and calls her 'Maman' reminding us that Eleanor is also the only mother Alais can remember as her biological mother [[DeathByChildbirth died birthing her]].
27th Jul '17 3:23:08 PM Lawman592
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* BetrayalByOffspring: Richard, Geoffrey, and John against Henry.
23rd Jul '17 1:21:39 PM joey12345345
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* BlackVikings: In the 1999 Broadway revival of the play, African-American actors Creator/LaurenceFishburne and Chuma Hunter-Gault were cast as Henry and Richard, respectively. The actors who played Eleanor, Geoffrey and John were white.



* FiveBadBand: If they actually got along...
** TheBigBad: Henry
** TheDragon: Eleanor
** EvilGenius: Geoffrey
** TheBrute: Richard
** DarkChick: John



* OedipusComplex: Richard probably has one of the worst cases in all of history.



* StraightGay: Richard and Philip both.

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* StraightGay: Richard and Philip both.Richard, arguably.
7th Jul '17 8:50:23 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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A 1966 play written by James Goldman about the troubles in the family of [[UsefulNotes/HenryTheSecond Henry II of England]] and UsefulNotes/EleanorofAquitaine. Henry's three sons, John, Geoffrey and Richard, all aspire to be king. (A fourth son, Henry the Young King, is recently deceased.) Both he and his wife favour a different son; since she has instigated rebellion against him before, Henry had her locked up for ten years, but this experience hasn't dampened her spirit. The power play begins in earnest in 1183, when this lovely family goes to celebrate Christmas in their palace at Chinon with Philip Capet, King of France, whose older sister Alais is Henry's mistress.

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A 1966 play written by James Goldman about the troubles in the family of [[UsefulNotes/HenryTheSecond Henry II of England]] and UsefulNotes/EleanorofAquitaine.UsefulNotes/EleanorOfAquitaine. Henry's three sons, John, Geoffrey and Richard, all aspire to be king. (A fourth son, Henry the Young King, is recently deceased.) Both he and his wife favour a different son; since she has instigated rebellion against him before, Henry had her locked up for ten years, but this experience hasn't dampened her spirit. The power play begins in earnest in 1183, when this lovely family goes to celebrate Christmas in their palace at Chinon with Philip Capet, King of France, whose older sister Alais is Henry's mistress.
7th Jul '17 8:42:03 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* OnlySaneMan: William Marshal, Henry's right-hand man. Despite his small role, he manages to convince [[HotBlooded Richard]] to come along quietly.

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* OnlySaneMan: William Marshal, Henry's [[NumberTwo right-hand man.man]]. Despite his small role, he manages to convince [[HotBlooded Richard]] to come along quietly.
26th Jan '17 3:21:30 PM hakulives
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Philip. It's even lampshaded by Eleanor.
-->'''Eleanor''': I was told you were impressive for a boy of seventeen.
26th Jan '17 3:15:11 PM hakulives
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19th Mar '16 3:36:51 PM bombadilla
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* OffingTheOffspring: Subverted. Henry sentences his sons to be executed for treason, but finds he can't do it. DoubleSubverted in the back story that he already killed the eldest son for his Treason.

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* OffingTheOffspring: Subverted. Henry sentences his sons to be executed for treason, but finds he can't do it. DoubleSubverted in the back story that he already killed the eldest son for his Treason.
29th Feb '16 2:58:42 PM feyhunde
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* OffingTheOffspring: Subverted. Henry sentences his sons to be executed for treason, but finds he can't do it.

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* OffingTheOffspring: Subverted. Henry sentences his sons to be executed for treason, but finds he can't do it. DoubleSubverted in the back story that he already killed the eldest son for his Treason.



* SuccessionCrisis: Primogeniture was not the law in 1183, and Henry is worried that his sons might fight a civil war after he dies. It doesn't help that the parents can't agree about which son should inherit: Henry prefers John while Eleanor prefers Richard. Making it worse is Henry's idea of having ''more'' children with Alais.

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* SuccessionCrisis: Primogeniture was not the law in 1183, and Henry is worried that his sons might fight a civil war after he dies. It doesn't help that the parents can't agree about which son should inherit: Henry prefers John while Eleanor prefers Richard. Making it worse is Henry's idea of having ''more'' children with Alais. Even worse is Aquitaine has different rules than England. The muddled mess will result in the Hundred Years War and the War of the Barons when John remains in charge.
5th Jan '16 3:10:33 PM eowynjedi
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Marshal,_1st_Earl_of_Pembroke William Marshal]] is a real person who acts as the understated NumberTwo for Henry and later Eleanor. What else did he do? Well, he was eulogized as "the greatest knight who ever lived" for a start.
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