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Call No942.0309 2 WEIR
TitleQueens of the crusades : 1154-1291 / Alison Weir.
AuthorWeir, Alison, 1951- author.
CollectionNEW: Adult 900-999
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
 Paris-Bourbon30053003315903942.0309 2 WEIR3/3/2021 Available

Catalog Details

Personal Name Weir, Alison, 1951- author.
Title Statement Queens of the crusades : 1154-1291 / Alison Weir.
Edition Statement First US edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Ballantine Books, [2021]
Physical Description xxi, 533 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Series Statement England's medieval queens ; Book two
General Note Book one titled Queens of the conquest.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-484) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of Henry II -- Berengaria of Navarre, Queen of Richard I -- Isabella of Angoule^me, Queen of King John -- Alienor of Provence, Queen of Henry III -- Eleanor of Castile, Queen of Edward I.
Summary, Etc. "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 Angoule^me, 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 Medieval Queens series brings these unfamiliar, fascinating royals to life, demonstrating how very much they resemble self-determining women of our own time"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Eleanor, of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England, 1122?-1204.
Subject-Personal Name Plantagenet, House of.
Subject-Personal Name Berengaria, Queen, consort of Richard I, King of England, approximately 1163-approximately 1230.
Subject-Personal Name Isabella, Queen, consort of John, King of England, -1246.
Subject-Personal Name Eleanor, of Provence, Queen, consort of Henry III, King of England, 1223 or 1224-1291.
Subject-Personal Name Eleanor, Queen, consort of Edward I, King of England, -1290.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Monarchy History To 1500. France
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Monarchy History To 1500. Great Britain
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Queens Biography. Great Britain
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Great Britain Biography. History Plantagenets, 1154-1399
Added Entry, Personal Name Weir, Alison, 1951- Queens of the conquest.
Other Edition Entry Weir, Alison, 1951- London : Jonathan Cape, 2020 Queens of the crusades 9781910702093

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