Eleanor of Aquitaine
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BeschreibungEleanor, 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. This biography offers a perspective on this woman.
PortraitAlison Weir was born in London and now resides in Surrey. Before becoming a published author in 1989, she was a civil servant, then a housewife and mother. From 1991 to 1997, whilst researching and writing books, she ran a school for children with learning difficulties before taking up writing full-time. Her fourteen history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Lancaster and York, Children of England , Elizabeth the Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine , Mary, Queen of Scots, Henry VIII: King and Court, Isabella, Katherine Swynford and, most recently Lady in the Tower. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Pressestimmen"Her biography reads like a medieval romance, a marvellous intermingling of fact with legend...fascinating...splendid" Literary Review "Weir approaches Eleanor's story with an objective eye and a mass of primary and secondary source material. The result is as vivid as it is informative" The Times "Sensible and eminently readable" Times Literary Supplement "When you finish the book you feel you have been put painlessly (but not necessarily without tears) in possession of the facts of this extraordinary, indefatigable woman, her sufferings and triumphs" -- Bevis Hillier Spectator, Books of the Year "Triumphantly done" Sunday Times
Untertitel: By the Wrath of God, Queen of England. 16pp b/w plates. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Vintage Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2008
Seitenanzahl: 464 Seiten