Not until Elizabeth did the western world see another women who played such a prominent role in world affairs. As others - and the author herself - acknowledge, much of this book is history of the late 12th century and a bit of the 13th. They needed more time in the blender. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. If I have one complaint, it is that simply not enough detail exists about Eleanor's life.
All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Consequently, the book serves as an excellent primer about Eleanor's historical period and family. This was common practice at the time as beds were in short supply. When Eleanor is present she commands the page, strong, recognizable, challenging the male hierarchies of Church and state. Through the early years of both her marriages, the birth of children is the primary record of her existence.
I think this period of history is a little removed from her usual field. Many years pass with no contemporary mention of what she was doing or even where she was. About this Item: Ballantine Books. Furthermore, Weir has clearly demonstrated that much of what has been written about this woman who became Queen of France and then Queen of England is myth at best, whole-cloth fabrication at worst. The spine may show signs of wear. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. There was not very much written about Eleanor and history leaves many blank pages on this amazing person and gaps in dates and times.
About this Item: Ballantine Books. She lived to the extraordinary age of 82. As the author states several times throughout the work, there is virtually no source material on the subject. Eleanor of Aquitaine lived a long life of many contrasts, of splendor and desolation, power and peril, and in this stunning narrative, Weir captures the woman— and the queen—in all her glory. Weir begins with simple detail that enhances her narrative.
There's also a disappointingly short section of photographs. I am looking forward to reading the histories of Katherine Swynford and Isabella in the near future. . It's pretty hard to miss the major events, but when writing about a subject who lived 800 years ago it is simply a fact that very few letters, diaries, or personal accounts exist. About this Item: Ballantine Books. Variable shipping rates apply to Alaska, Hawaii, and the American Territories Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.
Henry had many mistresses, including his son's betrothed; none seemed to distress Eleanor unduly. About this Item: Ballantine Books. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. That's because the subject, Eleanor of Aquitaine, was a women, and thus, in the context of the time, not worth a lot of attention in the records kept then.
About this Item: Ballantine Books. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. This is not to say there is no value in this four hundred and forty-one-page effort. At the time Giraldus wrote his slander, Henry was trying to get his marriage to Eleanor annulled and may have been spreading the story to provide legal support to his case. To her credit, she uses this technique very sparingly and avoids wholesale fiction.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Henry was thought to be cultured and scholarly. By any measure, those were turbulent times. These tables are of immense value in keeping the players straight. The spine may show signs of wear. Renowned in her time for being the most beautiful woman in Europe, the wife of two kings and mother of three, Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the great heroines of the Middle Ages.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Despite this, Weir manages to use the little she has to go on to great effect, and this is the best biography of Eleanor out there though the Marion Meade one is also pretty good. Weir adds much value by introducing Adelard, and walk-on players like him. About this Item: Ballantine Books. Tales of rapine, pillage, as well as mindless destruction of orchards, crops and animals fill these pages. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. In order to learn more about Eleanor's life, Wier had to painstakingly resurrect it from accounts of the lives of her children and family members.
. The spine may show signs of wear. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. There is no evidence that Rosamund, only one of a string of Henry's mistresses, caused the split between Henry and Eleanor. The dust jacket is missing.