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Eleanor the Queen

A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine

By Norah Lofts

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Format: Paperback, 311 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 April 2010
Eleanor of Aquitaine rules as a modern heroine in the twelfth century, in this beloved classic of royal fiction from renowned author Norah Lofts.

At a time when a woman's value was measured solely by her wealth and the number of sons she bore, Eleanor was the high-spirited, stubborn, and intelligent heiress to the vast duchy of Aquitaine.

Her leadership inspired the loyalty of her people, but she was continually doubted and silenced by the men who ruled beside her--the less wise but far more powerful men of the church and court who were unwilling to lose power to a woman, regardless of her rank or ability.

Through marriages to two kings, two Crusades, and the births of ten children-- including the future King Richard the Lionhearted--Eleanor solidified her place in history. In "Eleanor the Queen," Norah Lofts brings to life a brave and complex woman who was centuries ahead of her time.

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"Norah Lofts gets the mix of historical fact and lively characterizations just right."--Anne Easter Smith, author of A Rose for the Crown and The King's Grace "Lofts is a master" -Historical Novels Review "A natural storyteller." --The New York Times Norah Lofts gets the mix of historical fact and lively characterizations just right. Anne Easter Smith, author of "A Rose for the Crown" and "The King s Grace"" "Lofts is a master" -"Historical Novels Review" "A natural storyteller." --"The New York Times" Lofts is a master "Historical Novels Review"" A natural storyteller. "The New York Times"" Lofts is a master "Historical Novels Review" A natural storyteller. "The New York Times" "A natural storyteller." --"The New York Times" "Lofts is a master" -"Historical Novels Review"

EAN: 9781439146118
ISBN: 143914611X
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Dimensions: 20.37 x 15.44 x 1.8 centimeters (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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