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Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Alison Weir

Published: 2001-04-03
Paperback : 441 pages
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Renowned in her time for being the most beautiful woman in Europe, the wife of two kings and mother of three, Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the great heroines of the Middle Ages. At a time when women were regarded as little more than chattel, Eleanor managed to defy convention as she exercised ...
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Renowned in her time for being the most beautiful woman in Europe, the wife of two kings and mother of three, Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the great heroines of the Middle Ages. At a time when women were regarded as little more than chattel, Eleanor managed to defy convention as she exercised power in the political sphere and crucial influence over her husbands and sons. In this beautifully written biography, Alison Weir paints a vibrant portrait of this truly exceptional woman, and provides new insights into her intimate world. Eleanor of Aquitaine lived a long life of many contrasts, of splendor and desolation, power and peril, and in this stunning narrative, Weir captures the woman— and the queen—in all her glory. With astonishing historic detail, mesmerizing pageantry, and irresistible accounts of royal scandal and intrigue, she recreates not only a remarkable personality but a magnificent past era.

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  "Scholarly Read"by MaryJacobs (see profile) 01/17/18

This is a well-written scholarly book about the life of Eleanor of Aquitane who became the Queen of France and later, Queen of England. The book contains maps, illustrations, pictures, a bibliography,... (read more)

 
  "Text book"by debbitrust (see profile) 01/16/18

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