Captive queen : a novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine
—Weir, Alison, 1951-
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2010
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The author harks back to the twelfth century with a sensuous and tempestuous tale that brings vividly to life England's most passionate and destructive royal couple: Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II. Nearing her thirtieth birthday, Eleanor has spent the past dozen frustrating years as consort to the pious King Louis VII of France. For all its political advantages, the marriage has brought Eleanor only increasing unhappiness and daughters instead of the hoped for male heir.

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Subjects:
Eleanor, of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England, 1122?-1204 -- Fiction.
France -- History -- Louis VII, 1137-1180 -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry II, 1154-1189 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Queens -- France -- Fiction.
Queens -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Genre:
Biographical fiction.
ISBN:
9780385667081
Publisher, Date:
[Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, c2010.
Description:
478 p. : map, geneal. table ; 25 cm
Notes:
Publisher, pagination and printing dates may vary.
Contents:
Genealogical table: Eleanor and her family connections
Marriage of lions, 1151-1154
This turbulent priest, 1155-1171
Cubs shall awake, 1171-1173
Poor prisoner, 1173-1189
Eagle rejoices, 1189
Envoi: Winchester, 1189.
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