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Eleanor of Aquitaine and the four kings

Amy Ruth Kelly

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the four kings

by Amy Ruth Kelly

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Published in Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1963 .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Eleanor, of Aquitaine, consort of Henry II, 1122?-1204,
  • History,
  • Great Britain,
  • Plantagenets, 1154-1399

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [407]-415.

    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 427 p. illus., map. ;
    Number of Pages427
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26536434M

    Editions for Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings: (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover), (Hardcover published in ), (H Cited by: Eleanor of Aquitaine proves herself a potent match for the lives and events she touched and was touched by: kings, priests, poets, husbands, children, Crusaders. You come away from this story with an understanding of the strange and remarkable twelfth century, as you watch the unique and rival destinies of France and England grow/5(48).

    Eleanor of Aquitaine and the four kings. [Amy R Kelly] Eleanor, of Aquitaine Queen consort of Henry II King of England; Eleanor, of Aquitaine Queen consort of Henry II King of England Notes: "This edition was especially created in for Book-of-the-Month Club by arrangement with Harvard University Press." Description: xi. The House of Plantagenet had its origins in a cadet branch of the original counts of Anjou, the dynasty established by Fulk I of Anjou at the beginning of the tenth century. The Plantagenet dynasty ruled England for over three hundred years, from They were a remarkable family, providing England with fourteen of its kings.

    It also brings to life the whole period in whose every aspect Eleanor and her four kings were so intimately and influentially involved. Miss Kelly tells Eleanor'e(tm)s absorbing story as it has long waited to be told'e"with verve and style and a sense of the quality of life in those times, and yet with a scrupulous care for the historic facts. Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful and fascinating personalities of feudal Europe. At age 15 she married Louis VII, King of France, bringing into the union her vast possessions from the River Loire to the Pyrenees.


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