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Eleanor Of Aquitaine


Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13: 1446449025
Total Pages : 464 pages
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Download or Read book Eleanor Of Aquitaine written by Alison Weir and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-02-28 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine was one of the leading personalities of the Middle Ages and also one of the most controversial. She was beautiful, intelligent and wilful, and in her lifetime there were rumours about her that were not without substance. She had been reared in a relaxed and licentious court where the arts of the troubadours flourished, and was even said to have presided over the fabled Courts of Love. Eleanor married in turn Louis VII of France and Henry II of England, and was the mother of Richard the Lionheart and King John. She lived to be 82, but it was only in old age that she triumphed over the adversities and tragedies of her earlier years and became virtual ruler of England. Eleanor has exerted a fascination over writers and biographers for 800 years, but the prevailing myths and legends that attach to her name still tend to obscure the truth. By careful research, Alison Weir has produced a vivid biography with a fresh and provocative perspective on this extraordinary woman.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine


Publisher : Ballantine Reader's Circle
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ISBN 13: 9780345434876
Total Pages : 441 pages
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Download or Read book Eleanor of Aquitaine written by Alison Weir and published by Ballantine Reader's Circle. This book was released on 2001 with total page 441 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A biography of one of the most influential women of the Middle Ages discusses her marriages to Louis VII of France and Henry II of England, and her later efforts to secure the throne of England for her sons.

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The Captive Queen


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ISBN 13: 1446455890
Total Pages : 528 pages
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Download or Read book The Captive Queen written by Alison Weir and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-02-28 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: It is the year 1152, and a beautiful woman rides through France, fleeing her crown, her two young daughters and a shattered marriage. Her husband, Louis of France has been more monk than monarch, and certainly not a lover. Now Eleanor of Aquitaine has one sole purpose: to return to her duchy and marry the man she loves, Henry Plantagenet, destined for greatness as King of England. It will be a union founded on lust, renowned as one of the most vicious marriages in history, and it will go on to forge a great empire and a devilish brood. This is a story of the making of nations, and of passionate conflicts: between Henry II and Thomas Becket; between Eleanor and Henry's formidable mother Matilda; between father and sons, as Henry's children take up arms against him - and finally between Henry and Eleanor herself.

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To Be Queen


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ISBN 13: 1101479124
Total Pages : 400 pages
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Download or Read book To Be Queen written by Christy English and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2011-04-05 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The author of The Queen's Pawn delves into the early life of the legendary Eleanor of Aquitaine in her new historical novel. After her father's sudden death, fifteen-year-old Eleanor is quickly crowned Duchess of Aquitaine and betrothed to King Louis VII. When her new husband cannot pronounce her given name, Alienor becomes Eleanor, Queen of France. Although Louis is enamored of his bride, the newly crowned king is easily manipulated by the church and a God that Eleanor doesn't believe in. Now, if she can find the strength to fight for what she wants, Eleanor may finally find the passion she has longed for, and the means to fulfill her legacy as Queen.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine


Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 13: 0300159897
Total Pages : 416 pages
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Download or Read book Eleanor of Aquitaine written by Ralph V. Turner and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2009-06-16 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Eleanor of Aquitaine’s extraordinary life seems more likely to be found in the pages of fiction. Proud daughter of a distinguished French dynasty, she married the king of France, Louis VII, then the king of England, Henry II, and gave birth to two sons who rose to take the English throne—Richard the Lionheart and John. Renowned for her beauty, hungry for power, headstrong, and unconventional, Eleanor traveled on crusades, acted as regent for Henry II and later for Richard, incited rebellion, endured a fifteen-year imprisonment, and as an elderly widow still wielded political power with energy and enthusiasm. This gripping biography is the definitive account of the most important queen of the Middle Ages. Ralph Turner, a leading historian of the twelfth century, strips away the myths that have accumulated around Eleanor—the “black legend” of her sexual appetite, for example—and challenges the accounts that relegate her to the shadows of the kings she married and bore. Turner focuses on a wealth of primary sources, including a collection of Eleanor’s own documents not previously accessible to scholars, and portrays a woman who sought control of her own destiny in the face of forceful resistance. A queen of unparalleled appeal, Eleanor of Aquitaine retains her power to fascinate even 800 years after her death.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine


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ISBN 13: 1101173939
Total Pages : 416 pages
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Download or Read book Eleanor of Aquitaine written by Marion Meade and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1991-11-01 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: "Marion Meade has told the story of Eleanor, wild, devious, from a thoroughly historical but different point of view: a woman's point of view."—Allene Talmey, Vogue.

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Eleanor the Queen


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ISBN 13: 9781439155622
Total Pages : 336 pages
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Download or Read book Eleanor the Queen written by Norah Lofts and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2010-04-20 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Eleanor of Aquitaine rules as a modern heroine in the twelfth century, in this beloved classic of royal fiction from renowned author Norah Lofts. At a time when a woman’s value was measured solely by her wealth and the number of sons she bore, Eleanor was the high-spirited, stubborn, and intelligent heiress to the vast duchy of Aquitaine. Her leadership inspired the loyalty of her people, but she was continually doubted and silenced by the men who ruled beside her—the less wise but far more powerful men of the church and court who were unwilling to lose power to a woman, regardless of her rank or ability. Through marriages to two kings, two Crusades, and the births of ten children— including the future King Richard the Lionhearted—Eleanor solidified her place in history. In Eleanor the Queen, Norah Lofts brings to life a brave and complex woman who was centuries ahead of her time.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine


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ISBN 13: 9781398112391
Total Pages : 448 pages
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Download or Read book Eleanor of Aquitaine written by Sara Cockerill and published by . This book was released on 2022-07-15 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: New in paperback - In this biography Sara Cockerill has gone back to the primary sources, and the wealth of recent first-rate scholarship, and assessed which of the claims about Eleanor can be sustained on the evidence.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine


Publisher : Hippocrene Books
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Total Pages : 264 pages
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Download or Read book Eleanor of Aquitaine written by Desmond Seward and published by Hippocrene Books. This book was released on 1978 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This volume is a biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine (ca.1122-1204) one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. First, she became First Lady of France as the wife of Louis VII, and then First Lady of England when she next married Henry II. Many saw her as a ruthless hellcat, governed by a lust for power, who schemed against her husband and dominated the lives of her sons, Richard the Lionheart and King John. Shakespeare portrayed her as a "monstrous injurer of heaven and earth." Yet there was another side to this powerful queen consort. Worshipped by men and idealized in the songs of the troubadours, she was the sex symbol of her age. She also became renowned as a generous and strong ruler, throwing off the constraints that shackled twelfth-century women. Among her achievements was her patronage of the abbey at Fontevrault, a refuge for battered wives.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings


Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 13: 9780674242548
Total Pages : 431 pages
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Download or Read book Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings written by Amy Kelly and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1950 with total page 431 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: An account of Queen Eleanor which describes her dramatic life as a queen, her marriages, and her contributions to that period

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Queen Defiant


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ISBN 13: 1101515562
Total Pages : 448 pages
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Download or Read book Queen Defiant written by Anne O'Brien and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2011-06-07 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A riveting novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine's early adult years from the author of The Virgin Widow. Orphaned at a young age, Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, seeks a strong husband to keep her hold on the vast lands that have made her the most powerful heiress in Europe. But her arranged marriage to Louis VII, King of France, is made disastrous by Louis's weakness of will and fanatical devotion to the Church. Eleanor defies her husband by risking her life on an adventurous Crusade, and even challenges the Pope himself. And in young, brilliant, mercurial Henry d'Anjou, she finds her soul mate-the one man who is audacious enough to claim her for his own and make her Queen of England.

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The Courts of Love


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ISBN 13: 0307347079
Total Pages : 576 pages
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Download or Read book The Courts of Love written by Jean Plaidy and published by Crown. This book was released on 2006-05-23 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: When I look back over my long and tempestuous life, I can see that much of what happened to me—my triumphs and most of my misfortunes—was due to my passionate relationships with men. I was a woman who considered herself their equal—and in many ways their superior—but it seemed that I depended on them, while seeking to be the dominant partner—an attitude which could hardly be expected to bring about a harmonious existence. Eleanor of Aquitaine was revered for her superior intellect, extraordinary courage, and fierce loyalty. She was equally famous for her turbulent relationships, which included marriages to the kings of both France and England. As a child, Eleanor reveled in her beloved grandfather’s Courts of Love, where troubadours sang of romantic devotion and passion filled the air. In 1137, at the age of fifteen, Eleanor became Duchess of Aquitaine, the richest province in Europe. A union with Louis VII allowed her to ascend the French throne, yet he was a tepid and possessive man and no match for a young woman raised in the Courts of Love. When Eleanor met the magnetic Henry II, the first Plantagenet King of England, their stormy pairing set great change in motion—and produced many sons and daughters, two of whom would one day reign in their own right. In this majestic and sweeping story, set against a backdrop of medieval politics, intrigue, and strife, Jean Plaidy weaves a tapestry of love, passion, betrayal, and heartbreak—and reveals the life of a most remarkable woman whose iron will and political savvy enabled her to hold her own against the most powerful men of her time.

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Three Maids for a Crown


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ISBN 13: 0307588998
Total Pages : 432 pages
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Download or Read book Three Maids for a Crown written by Ella March Chase and published by Crown. This book was released on 2011-08-02 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The Grey sisters experience love, triumph, and tragedy in Tudor England in the second novel from Ella March Chase. Sixteen-year-old Jane Grey—the “Nine-Day Queen”—is a quiet and obedient young lady destined to become the shortest reigning English monarch. Her beautiful middle sister, Lady Katherine Grey charms all the right people, until a scandalous love affair causes loyalties to shift. And finally, Lady Mary Grey is a dwarf with a twisted spine whose goal is simply to protect the people she loves—but at a terrible cost. In an age in which begetting sons was all that mattered and queens rose and fell on the sex of their child, these three girls with royal Tudor blood lived under the dangerous whims of parents with a passion for gambling. The stakes they would wager: their daughters' lives against rampant ambition.

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The Queen's Pawn


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ISBN 13: 1101186445
Total Pages : 400 pages
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Download or Read book The Queen's Pawn written by Christy English and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2010-04-06 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A historical novel of the legendary Eleanor of Aquitaine and the one person she loved more than power-her rival for the throne. At only nine, Princess Alais of France is sent to live in England until she is of age to wed Prince Richard, son of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Alais is an innocent pawn on the chessboard of dynastic marriage, her betrothal intended to broker an uneasy truce between the nations. Estranged from her husband, Eleanor sees a kindred spirit in this determined young girl. She embraces Alais as a daughter, teaching the princess what it takes to be a woman of power in a world of men. But as Alais grows to maturity and develops ambitions of her own, Eleanor begins to see her as a threat-and their love for each other becomes overshadowed by their bitter rivalry, dark betrayals, conflicting passions, and a battle for revenge over the throne of England itself.

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The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction


Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN 13: 083891165X
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Download or Read book The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction written by Jennifer S. Baker and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2014-09 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.

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Queen Eleanor


Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN 13: 9780395981399
Total Pages : 183 pages
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Download or Read book Queen Eleanor written by Polly Schoyer Brooks and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 1999 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A biography of the twelfth-century queen, first of France, then of England, who was the very lively wife of Henry II and mother of several notable sons, including Richard the Lionhearted.

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The Captive Queen and Eleanor of Aquitaine


Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13: 1446457737
Total Pages : 992 pages
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Download or Read book The Captive Queen and Eleanor of Aquitaine written by Alison Weir and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-08-04 with total page 992 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A special bundle of one fiction and one non-fiction title from bestselling historian Alison Weir, both exploring the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The Captive Queen: It is the year 1152 and a beautiful woman of thirty, attended by only a small armed escort, is riding southwards through what is now France, leaving behind her crown, her two young daughters and a shattered marriage to Louis of France, who had been more like a monk than a king, and certainly not much of a lover. This woman is Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, and her sole purpose now is to return to her vast duchy and marry the man she loves, Henry Plantagenet, a man destined for greatness as King of England. Theirs is a union founded on lust which will create a great empire stretching from the wilds of Scotland to the Pyrenees. It will also create the devil's brood of Plantagenets - including Richard Cœur de Lion and King John - and the most notoriously vicious marriage in history. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Wife of Louis VII of France and subsequently of Henry II of England and mother of Richard the Lionheart, Eleanor played a prominent part in the politics of the 12th century. In her biography, Alison Weir brings all the colour and ever-present dangers of Eleanor's world to life, filling the text with absorbing background detail and revelatory contemporary anecdotes. The result is a fresh and thoughtful perspective on the energetic 82 years of life of a determined and ambitious woman living with the sexism, excesses and violence of a society in which the word of a single man could condemn thousands to be put to death.