Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography

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Penguin, Nov 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
38 Reviews
"Marion Meade has told the story of Eleanor, wild, devious, from a thoroughly historical but different point of view: a woman's point of view."—Allene Talmey, Vogue.
 

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Review: Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography (Medieval Women Boxset)

User Review  - Allison - Goodreads

This was a great reconstruction of a famed medieval figure, of whom, unfortunately, little primary source material was written or remains. However, Meade fills in the holes with very convincing ... Read full review

Review: Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography (Medieval Women Boxset)

User Review  - Ionut Tiu - Goodreads

The book is a masterful historic novel, with a very fluid story line. The author respects the historical evidence, but adds her pertinent assumptions about those moments and events of Eleanor's life ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
The Devil and the Monk
Behind the Red Cross
To Jerusalem
The Unwanted Crown
Stalking the Planta Genesta
Queen of the English
Betrayals
The Court of Love
The Wheel of Fortune Turns
Autumn and After
The Last Battle
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Marion Meade is the author of Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? and Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties. She has also written biographies of Woody Allen, Buster Keaton, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Victoria Woodhull, and Madame Blavatsky, as well as two novels about medieval France.

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