Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Queen of France and England, Mother of Empires

Hardback480pp Illustrated230x156mm

9781445646176     Product Code: 509745

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Married first to Louis VII of France, then to Henry II of England, and mother to Richard the Lionheart and King John, Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122–1204) became virtual ruler of England after Henry’s death. Over 800 years, Eleanor has accrued layers of myth and historical interpretation; in this new biography, Sara Cockerill has returned to primary sources and recent scholarship to debunk the legends and re-evaluate the Queen’s life, her relationships with her sons and her relationship with the Church.

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