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Eleanor of Aquitaine : A Life - Alison Weir

Eleanor of Aquitaine

A Life

Paperback Published: 1st April 2001
ISBN: 9780345434876
Number Of Pages: 480

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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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"An alluringly candid portrait of this most public yet elusive of medieval women." --The Boston Globe "EVOCATIVE . . . A RICH TAPESTRY OF A BYGONE AGE AND A JUDICIOUS ASSESSMENT OF HER SUBJECT'S PLACE WITHIN IT." --Newsday

ISBN: 9780345434876
ISBN-10: 0345434870
Series: Ballantine Reader's Circle
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st April 2001
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.4

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