Eleanor of Aquitaine : the queen who rode off to battle

by Kramer, Ann.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 92 ELEANOR
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
Call Number  j 92 ELEANOR
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Biography J B EL25k
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Children Biography
 
Call Number  J B EL25k
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B ELEANOR
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Collection  Children's Biography
 
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Summary
In medieval times, Eleanor of Aquitaine broke the mold for women. This remarkable woman lived life on her own terms, ultimately becoming queen of France and England. We first encounter the infant Eleanor, born into the ruling family of the Duchy of Aquitaine, in 1122. She grows into a lively and intelligent young girl, and quickly learns the arts of diplomacy and power brokering. Eleanor marries the young Prince Louis, and becomes Queen of France while still a teenager. She accompanies her husband's ill-fated Second Crusade to win back the Holy Land, but returns demanding a divorce, a bold move for a medieval woman. Her second marriage, to Henry, Duke of Normandy, leads to Eleanor's coronation as Queen of England in 1154. Contrary to her reign in France, she learns to wield power at the English court, and forges strong alliances to establish a lasting dynasty. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Additional Information
Series National Geographic world history biographies.
Subjects Eleanor, -- of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England, -- 1122?-1204 -- Juvenile literature.
Queens -- France -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Queens -- England -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
France -- History -- Louis VII, 1137-1180 -- Juvenile literature.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry II, 1154-1189 -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic,2006
Language English
Description 64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0792258959 :
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