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Published by David & Charles in Newton Abbot [Eng.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Eleanor, of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England, 1122?-1204.,
  • Louis VII, King of France, ca. 1120-1180 -- Marriage.,
  • Henry II, King of England, 1133-1189 -- Marriage.,
  • Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Henry II, 1154-1189 -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementDesmond Seward.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA209.E6 S45 1978
The Physical Object
Pagination264 p. :
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4297611M
ISBN 100715376470
LC Control Number78325951

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I enjoyed this book, although I found the author rather skittish when it came to explaining the real historical facts of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Given the fact it was written in the s and strong women were still strongly discouraged in every arena, it is slightly understandable, but still a disservice to the strong character that was Eleanor/5. Find books like Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Mother Queen of the Middle Ages from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Elea.   The dramatic story of an ambitious princess, heiress, and ruler, Eleanor of Aquitaine captures the character of this archetypal medieval queen in all of her beauty and political intrigue “A monstrous injurer of heaven and earth,” as Shakespeare referred to this powerful medieval matriarch, Eleanor of Aquitaine’s reign as England’s stormiest and most ambitious queen has never been Edition: 1st. “A monstrous injurer of heaven and earth,” as Shakespeare referred to this powerful medieval matriarch, Eleanor of Aquitaine’s reign as England’s stormiest and most ambitious queen has never been the greatest heiress in Europe, she was in turn Queen of France and Queen of England; among her sons were Richard the Lionheart and King John.2/5(1).