Captive Queen:: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine Alison Weir

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Captive Queen:: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine  by  Alison Weir

Captive Queen:: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir
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It is the year 1152 and a beautiful woman of thirty, attended by only a small armed escort, is riding like the wind southwards through what is now France, leaving behind her crown, her two young daughters and a shattered marriage to Louis of France,MoreIt is the year 1152 and a beautiful woman of thirty, attended by only a small armed escort, is riding like the wind southwards through what is now France, leaving behind her crown, her two young daughters and a shattered marriage to Louis of France, who had been more like a monk than a king, and certainly not much of a lover.

This woman is Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, and her sole purpose now is to return to her vast duchy and marry the man she loves, Henry Plantagenet, a man destined for greatness as King of England. Theirs is a union founded on lust which will create a great empire stretching from the wilds of Scotland to the Pyrenees.

It will also create the devils brood of Plantagenets - including Richard C ur de Lion and King John - and the most notoriously vicious marriage in history. The Eagle and the Lion is a novel on the grand scale, an epic subject for Alison Weir. It tells of the making of nations, and of passionate conflicts: between Henry II and Thomas Becket, his closest friend who is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral on his orders- between Eleanor and Henrys formidable mother Matilda- between father and sons, as Henrys children take up arms against him- and finally between Henry and Eleanor herself.



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