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Author Weir, Alison, 1951- author.

Title Queens of the crusades : 1154-1291 / Alison Weir.

Publication Info. New York : Ballantine Books, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    942.03 WEI    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First US edition.
Description xxi, 533 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series England's medieval queens ; book two
Weir, Alison, 1951- England's medieval queens ; bk. 2.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-484) and index.
Note Book one titled Queens of the conquest.
Contents Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of Henry II -- Berengaria of Navarre, Queen of Richard I -- Isabella of Angoulême, Queen of King John -- Alienor of Provence, Queen of Henry III -- Eleanor of Castile, Queen of Edward I.
Summary "Packed with incredible true stories and legendary medieval intrigue, this epic narrative history chronicles the first five queens from the powerful royal family that ruled England and France for over three hundred years. This remarkable recreation of the action-packed century that saw the murder of Thomas Becket and the signing of the Magna Carta covers the lives and reigns of the first five Plantagenet queens, who ruled England and France throughout the bloody 1200s, a particularly dramatic and violent period of European history. Wars, crusades, treachery, murder, passion, and the interplay between rival monarchs of Britain and France provide a surprising picture of these five ambitious women and their struggle for power. The queens covered in the book are Eleanor of Aquitaine, Berengaria of Navarre, Isabella of Angouleme, Alienor of Provence and Eleanor of Castile. One of these queens became legendary when, accompanying her husband on crusade, she saved his life by sucking the blood from his poisoned-arrow wound. Equally intriguing are the descriptions of their marriages, including one that was extremely tempestuous, and one that was a love match turned sour when the jealous husband discovered his queen's infidelity and retaliated by killing her lovers and hanging their bodies from the canopy of her bed."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Eleanor, of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England, 1122?-1204.
Berengaria, Queen, consort of Richard I, King of England, approximately 1163-approximately 1230.
Isabella, Queen, consort of John, King of England, -1246.
Eleanor, of Provence, Queen, consort of Henry III, King of England, 1223 or 1224-1291.
Eleanor, Queen, consort of Edward I, King of England, -1290.
Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Monarchy -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500.
Monarchy -- France -- History -- To 1500.
Great Britain -- History -- Plantagenets, 1154-1399 -- Biography.
Plantagenet, House of.
Added Author Weir, Alison, 1951- Queens of the conquest.
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Weir, Alison, 1951- Queens of the crusades London : Jonathan Cape, 2020 9781910702093
ISBN 9781101966693 (hardcover)
1101966696 (hardcover)

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