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    DescriptionIt is the year 1152, and a beautiful woman rides through France, fleeing her crown, her two young daughters and a shattered marriage. Her husband, Louis of France has been more monk than monarch, and certainly not a lover. Now Eleanor of Aquitaine has one sole purpose: to return to her duchy and marry the man she loves, Henry Plantagenet, destined for greatness as King of England. It will be a union founded on lust, renowned as one of the most vicious marriages in history, and it will go on to forge a great empire and a devilish brood. This is a story of the making of nations, and of passionate conflicts: between Henry II and Thomas Becket; between Eleanor and Henry's formidable mother Matilda; between father and sons, as Henry's children take up arms against him - and finally between Henry and Eleanor herself.


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    Title
    The Captive Queen
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alison Weir
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 373 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099534587
    ISBN 10: 0099534584
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    DC22: FIC, 823.92
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    BIC subject category V2: FGU
    Thema V1.0: FV
    Illustrations note
    1 Illustrations, map
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    07 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her books include Britain's Royal Families; The Six Wives of Henry VIII; Children of England; Eleanor of Aquitaine; Henry VIII: King and Court; Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley; Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England; Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess; and the novels, Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth.
    Review quote
    "A vibrant historical novel that explores the rocky relationship between Henry Plantagenet and Eleanor of Aquitaine, whose union produced King John and Richard the Lionheart" Marie Claire "A tumultous tale, told here with insight, empathy, vitality and vision ... A brilliant portrayal of a marriage in meltdown" Lancashire Evening Post "Alison Weir deserves the large and loyal popular following for her readable historical biographies ... Eleanor of Aquitaine is the most fabulous (literally) of subjects" Viewspaper "Weir provides immense satisfaction. She writes in a pacy, vivid style, engaging the heart as well as the mind" Independent
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    'A vibrant historical novel' Marie Claire It is the year 1152, and a beautiful woman rides through France, fleeing her crown, her two young daughters and a shattered marriage. Her husband, Louis of France has been more monk than monarch, and certainly not a lover. Now Eleanor of Aquitaine has one sole purpose: to return to her duchy and marry the man she loves, Henry Plantagenet, destined for greatness as King of England. It will be a union founded on lust, renowned as one of the most vicious marriages in history, and it will go on to forge a great empire and a devilish brood. This is a story of the making of nations, and of passionate conflicts: between Henry II and Thomas Becket; between Eleanor and Henry's formidable mother Matilda; between father and sons, as Henry's children take up arms against him - and finally between Henry and Eleanor herself. 'A tumultuous tale, told with insight, empathy, vitality and vision' Lancashire Evening Post PRAISE FOR ALISON WEIR 'Weir provides immense satisfaction. She writes in a pacy, vivid style, engaging the heart as well as the mind' Independent