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Eleanor of Aquitaine by Marion Meade
  

Eleanor of Aquitaine

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Eleanor of Aquitaine by Marion Meade

A comprehensive account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The wife of King Louis VII of France and then of King Henry II of England, and mother to Richard Coeur de Lion and King John, she became the key political figure of the twelfth century.Eleanor's long life inspired a number of legends. At twenty-five she set out for the Holy Land as a Crusader, and at seventy-eight she crossed the Pyrenees to Spain to fetch the granddaughter whose marriage would be, she hoped, a pledge of peace between England and France. This is a compassionate biography of this charismatic queen and the world she ruled over.

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Publication date

5th November 2015

Author

Marion Meade

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Publisher

Orion Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Format

eBook

ISBN

9781474603317