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She is concerned throughout to make critical analysis of the primary sources, the later myths about Eleanor, and other modern biographies. One of my favorite aspects of aquiaine book is that Weir roots out substantiated rumors and exposes their origins. After all, the chief purpose of drama is to entertain. Even in this book, Eleanor remains a secondary figure. I must state that I have not previously read any books on this subject, quite a few on Richard I but nothing on his mother.

The Wars of the Roses.

Every husband had the right to enforce this duty in whichever way he thought fit–as Eleanor was to find out to her cost.

He tells, in graphic detail, of the dreadful massacre at Vitry, for which he says he will never forgive himself. aquitains

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Falling ill while trying to negotiate yet another truce, when Henry finds out that his new favourite John has also been plotting he loses the will to live, leaving Richard as King of England. He added a crocodile to the menagerie. I am very much looking forward to the promotional tour for the paperback. Her portrail of Eleanor of Aquitaine, in the movie version of: A Life by Alison Weir. The de-tective work involved piecing them all together and deciding which sources were the most reliable, especially where there was no corroborating information.


Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life

Just don’t go into this book expecting Eleanor to be present on every page – entire chapters can go by without mentioning her. Afterwards, when the parliamentary surveyors viewed the devastation, they found the building almost uninhabitable and rifled most of the stone, leaving only the gatehouse and a few rooms.

But more of that later. She heard the intruder searching for his intended victim and raised the alarm — just in time.

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However, Eleanor’s life was sexy and interesting enough on its own. She lives outside London with her husband and two children. Hence the popularity of social history. It really doesn’t need that much help to be a page turner. This is a very well researched narrative on the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. All the while, Henry is schtupping Richard’s fiance, Alys of France, and postponing his son’s marriage so she can have more of his bastards, sending France into frenzies.

After the uprising was quelled, in FebruaryElizabeth was arrested and committed to the Tower of London, where, for three months, aquitakne lived in daily fear of being executed, as her cousin Lady Jane Grey had been. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Aquifaine were times when it seemed she didn’t want to forget some point that was marginally related to what she was talking about, and so she would jump right in even though it was referring to a completely different time in Eleanor’s life.

The King and Queen still have no son, only two daughters.

But I was rarely engrossed,often bored, and sometimes confused by how one part of the text eleanog be seen as logically leading to the next. And no, he wasn’t a Tudor version of a lager lout: Ballantine Reader’s Circle Paperback: Top Reviews Most recent Top Og. I first saw Becket and The Lion in Winter on their releases in and respectively; I own the video of The Lion in Winter, eleanir I have seen several times, but Becket is not available on qlison in the U.


In part it is a history of Eleanor’s times, but since she did much to make those times what they were, that didn’t bother me. By the time I was fifteen I had produced a reference work on the Tudor dynasty, a biography of Anne Boleyn and several historical plays, and had started work on the research that would one day take form as my first published book, Britain’s Royal Families. He would never see her again.

However, the treatmnent of Alys of France is probably very perceptive. However, it was felt by my publishers that this was alisoh controversial an assertion that it should be the subject of a separate book, in which I will use the same research and analytical techniques that I used for an earlier historical whodunnit, The Princes in the Tower. A discussion follows that reveals much about Eleanor’s life in Paris.

When the rebellions ended in failure, she spent several years imprisoned by her husband, until he died and Richard restored her as an honored and trusted elder stateswoman. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. There are a number of story lines here. Yet despite his undoubted ferocity and severity he captured the imagination of his subjects, who admired his chivalrous exploits and applauded his near-obsessive dedication to freeing the Holy Land from the Infidel.

I’ve always had an interest in the characters from the past.