Eleanor the Queen

Eleanor the Queen

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Elenaor is young, high-spirited, supremely intelligent, heiress to the vast Duchy of Aquitaine - at a time when a woman's value was measured in terms of wealth. Her vivid leadership inspired and dazzled those about her. And yet, born to rule, she was continually repressed and threatened by the men who overshadowed her life. This is the story of a brilliant, medieval figure - of a princess who led her own knights to the Crusades, who was bride to two kings and mother of Richard the Lion Heart. It is the rich, incredible story of Eleanor Of Aquitaine.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 124 x 194 x 20mm | 258.55g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Tempus Publishing Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, 1 map
  • 0752439448
  • 9780752439440
  • 665,465

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Praise for NORAH LOFTS 'One of the most distinguished of English women novelists' THE DAILY TELEGRAPH; 'A natural storyteller whose characters are neatly and believably portrayed: whose prose is smooth and readable' THE NEW YORK TIMES; 'Has a deft chroniclers way with her characters' THE EVENING STANDARD. NORAH LOFTS was a bestselling author. Reviews in the paperback review sections of national daily and Sunday newspapers to include The Times, The Sunday Telegraph and The Daily Mail. Reviews also in women's weekly and monthly magazines, to include Vogue, Red, The Lady, Glamour and Woman's Own. Arrow books sold million copies of Georgette Heyer's 42 historical novels relaunched in 2005 as GBP6.99 trade paperbacks, most of which were written in the 1940s.show more

About Norah Lofts

Norah Lofts was one of the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, known for her authentic application of period detail to all her books. She was a bestselling author on both sides of the Atlantic, was born in Norfolk. She taught English and History at a girls' school before turning to writing full time in 1936. Her passion for old houses and their continuing history sparked off her much praised Suffolk trilogy, The Town House, The House at Old Vine and The House at Sunset. These were followed by the bestselling The Concubine, about Anne Boleyn and by The King's Pleasure, a novel about the life of Katharine of Aragon. Lofts wrote more than 50 books, including historical non-fiction and short stories.show more

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