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Eleanor of Aquitaine

By the Wrath of God, Queen of England

Eleanor of Aquitaine( )
Author: Weir, Alison
ISBN:978-0-09-952355-0
Publication Date:Mar 2008
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Arrow
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $22.99
Book Description:

Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine was one of the leading personalities of the Middle Ages, and also one of the most controversial. Having inherited a vast feudal domain stretching from the Loire to the Pyrenees, she was one of the greatest heiresses in history; yet in her own day, she was famous not only for who she was, but also for what she did. In an age when women were treated as mere chattels, she made her own choices, wielded power and won widespread respect.Circumstances, however,...
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Book Details
Pages:464
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Royalty
Biography & Autobiography / General
History / Europe / Great Britain / General
History / Europe / France
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.1 x 19.9 x 3 cm
Book Weight:0.336 Kilograms
Author Biography
Weir, Alison (Author)
Alison Weir was born in London, England on July 8, 1951. She received training to be a teacher with a concentration in history from the North Western Polytechnic. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a civil servant and ran her own school for children with learning difficulties from 1991 to 1997. Her first book, Britain's Royal Families, was published in 1989. Her other books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII; Children of England; Eleanor of Aquitaine; Henry VIII: King and Court; Mary, Queen of Scots; and Isabella.

Her first novel, Innocent Traitor, was published in 2006. Her other novels include The Lady Elizabeth, The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn, The Captive Queen, A Dangerous Inheritance, and Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen.

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