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The Resource Queens of the Crusades : Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors, 1154-1291, Alison Weir

Queens of the Crusades : Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors, 1154-1291, Alison Weir

Label
Queens of the Crusades : Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors, 1154-1291
Title
Queens of the Crusades
Title remainder
Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors, 1154-1291
Statement of responsibility
Alison Weir
Title variation
Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Packed with incredible true stories and legendary mediaeval 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. This second volume of historian Alison Weir's critically acclaimed Mediaeval Queens series brings these unfamiliar, fascinating royals to life, demonstrating how very much they resemble self-determining women of our own time
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
QBOO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weir, Alison
Dewey number
942.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
England's medieval queens
Series volume
02
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eleanor
  • Berengaria
  • Isabella
  • Plantagenet, House of
  • Queens
  • Monarchy
  • Monarchy
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Queens of the Crusades : Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors, 1154-1291, Alison Weir
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
000068057947
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781910702109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plates
System control number
(OCoLC)1200259346
Label
Queens of the Crusades : Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors, 1154-1291, Alison Weir
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
000068057947
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781910702109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plates
System control number
(OCoLC)1200259346

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