Eleanor of Aquitaine : a life

by Weir, Alison, 1951-

Format: Print Book 2008
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 942.03 W43
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  942.03 W43
 
 
Summary
In this beautifully written biography, Alison Weir paints a vibrant portrait of a truly exceptional woman and provides new insights into her intimate world.

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.

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.
Additional Information
Subjects Eleanor, -- of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England, -- 1122?-1204.
Louis -- VII, -- King of France, -- approximately 1120-1180 -- Marriage.
Henry -- II, -- King of England, -- 1133-1189 -- Marriage.
Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Queens -- France -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry II, 1154-1189 -- Biography.
France -- History -- Louis VII, 1137-1180 -- Biography.
Biographies.
Publisher New York :2008
Edition Ballantine books trade paperback edition.
Language English
Notes Includes reader's guide.
Description xxi, 450 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780345434876
0345434870
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