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Amy Kelly's story of the queen's long life is a modern biography that brings together more authentic information about her than has ever been ...Show synopsisAmy Kelly's story of the queen's long life is a modern biography that brings together more authentic information about her than has ever been assembled and reveals in Eleanor a greatness of vision, an intelligence, and a political sagacity that have been missed by those who have dwelt on her caprice and frivolity. It also brings to life the whole period in whose every aspect Eleanor and her four kings were so intimately and influentially involved.Hide synopsis
Description:New in fine dust jacket. Book is in PERFECT condition. Dust...New in fine dust jacket. Book is in PERFECT condition. Dust Jacket has very minor handling wear. xi, 427p., 7p. of plates: ill.; 24 cm. First published 1950. Bibliography.
This complex biography of this woman who was queen of France, and then queen of England in the 12th century covers much of the history of Europe in that period: the kings, the wars, the crusades, her sons who rose to power. I learned more of the complicated relationship of her husband Henry II ...
This is an extremely well written -- the term lyrical has been used and is appropriate -- and thorough history of Elenore and the kings of France and England, particularly Henry II and his sons, in the 12th and early 13th century.
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