Captive Queen

A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine
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Product Number: Z100097895
Released: Jul 01, 2015
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ISBN: #9781483076355
Narrator/s: Rosalyn Landor
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Renowned for her highly acclaimed and bestselling British histories, Alison Weir has in recent years made a major impact on the fiction scene with her novels about Queen Elizabeth and Lady Jane Grey. In this latest offering, she imagines the world of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the beautiful twelfth-century woman who was queen of France until she abandoned her royal husband for the younger man who would become king of England. In a relationship based on lust and a mutual desire for great power, Henry II and Eleanor took over the English throne in 1154, thus beginning one of the most influential reigns and tumultuous royal marriages in all of history. In this novel, Weir uses her extensive knowledge to paint a most vivid portrait of this fascinating woman.

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Author(s): Alison Weir
Original Publish Date: Jul 13, 2010

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Author(s): Alison Weir
Narrator(s): Rosalyn Landor
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Released: Jul 13, 2010
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ISBN: #9781441754660
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Author(s): Alison Weir
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Released: Jan 07, 2014
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
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"In the twelfth century, women, no matter how intelligent or rich, were dependent on their husbands for life, purpose, and power. Eleanor of Aquitaine chafed at these restrictions and became one of the most powerful and famous women of any age, setting the stage for European alliances for generations. Weir focuses her novel on the end of her marriage to King Louis VII of France and her tumultuous union with King Henry II of England. Rosalyn Landor narrates with a regal tone. Her careful, well-paced delivery allows listeners to immerse themselves in this epic tale of love, lust, conspiracy, and cunning as it weaves history and imagination into a seamless tapestry. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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