April Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine by Douglas Boyd

April Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine by Douglas Boyd

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In this biography, using French, Old French, Latin and Occitan sources, Douglas Boyd lays bare Eleanor's relationships and vividly brings her world to life.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine was the only person ever to sit on the thrones of both France and England. In this account of the turbulent adventures of the extraordinary mother of Richard the Lionheart and King John, author Douglas Boyd takes us into the heart and mind of the woman who changed the shape of Europe for 300 years by marrying Henry of Anjou to make him England's Henry II. Brought up in the comfort- and culture-loving Mediterranean civilisation of southern France, she was a European with a continent-wide vision and a peculiarly 'modern' woman who rejected the subordinate female role decreed by the Church. In this biography, using French, Old French, Latin and Occitan sources, Douglas Boyd lays bare Eleanor's relationships and vividly brings her world to life.

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SKU GOR002857413
Title April Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine
Author By (author) Douglas Boyd
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 368
ISBN 10 0752459120
ISBN 13 9780752459127
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

Eleanor of Aquitaine was the only person ever to sit on the thrones of both France and England. In this account of the turbulent adventures of the extraordinary mother of Richard the Lionheart and King John, author Douglas Boyd takes us into the heart and mind of the woman who changed the shape of Europe for 300 years by marrying Henry of Anjou to make him England's Henry II. Brought up in the comfort- and culture-loving Mediterranean civilisation of southern France, she was a European with a continent-wide vision and a peculiarly 'modern' woman who rejected the subordinate female role decreed by the Church. In this biography, using French, Old French, Latin and Occitan sources, Douglas Boyd lays bare Eleanor's relationships and vividly brings her world to life.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002857413
Title April Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine
Author By (author) Douglas Boyd
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 368
ISBN 10 0752459120
ISBN 13 9780752459127
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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