Eleanor the Queen

A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine
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Author(s): Norah Lofts
Original Publish Date: Apr 20, 2010
Product Number: EB00571974
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781439155622
Publisher: Atria Books
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Description

Eleanor of Aquitaine rules as a modern heroine in the twelfth century, in this beloved classic of royal fiction from renowned author Norah Lofts. At a time when a woman's value was measured solely by her wealth and the number of sons she bore, Eleanor was the high-spirited, stubborn, and intelligent heiress to the vast duchy of Aquitaine. Her leadership inspired the loyalty of her people, but she was continually doubted and silenced by the men who ruled beside her-the less wise but far more powerful men of the church and court who were unwilling to lose power to a woman, regardless of her rank or ability. Through marriages to two kings, two Crusades, and the births of ten children- including the future King Richard the Lionhearted-Eleanor solidified her place in history. In Eleanor the Queen, Norah Lofts brings to life a brave and complex woman who was centuries ahead of her time.

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