Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life
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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Ralph of Diceto. 39. William of Newburgh. 40. Roger of Hoveden. 41. Ralph of
Coggeshall. 42. Ralph of Diceto; Roger of Hoveden. 43. Ralph of Coggeshall. 44.
Roger of Hoveden. 45. William of Newburgh. 46. Ralph of Diceto; Annals of ...
Ralph of Coggeshall. 15. Roger of Wendover. 16. Matthew Paris. 17. Ibid.
Matthew Paris claimed he was told this by an eyewitness. 18. After King John's
death in 1216, Isabella of Angouleme married Hugh X de Lusignan, the son of
her former ...
Ralph of Coggeshall. 48. Ibid. 49. Roger of Wendover. 50. Ibid. 51. Ibid. 52.
John's quarrel with the Lusignans was not resolved until 1214, when Hugh's son,
the future Hugh X, was betrothed to Joanna, the daughter of John and Isabella.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing
Despite the title, this isn’t really a biography about Eleanor of Aquitaine, because for much of the time she’s a background figure. The focus is on the men in her life. “Eleanor of Aquitaine & Her ... Read full review
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Eleanor of Aquitaine lived in the 12th century. She was initially wed to King Louis VII of France, but when they only produced daughters, they went their separate ways and Eleanor then married King ... Read full review