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Anouilh's play L'Allouette (The Lark) (1952) retells the life of St. Joan of Arc, focusing on her heroism and her refusal to compromise her own beliefs.

Alison Weir's Eleanor of Aquitaine (1999) offers an easily readable account of the life of Henry II's queen. Weir details the relationships among Henry, Becket, and Eleanor during the turbulent years of Henry's reign.

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings (1950), written by Amy Kelly, remains an excellent source for insight into the courts of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. The relationship between Henry and Becket as well as the essential conflicts between church and state are well narrated and accessible.

C. N. Smith's Jean Anouilh: Life, Work, and Criticism (1985), part of the Authoritative Studies in World Literature series, offers a brief critical biography of Anouilh's work.

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