Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Legend
This fascinating new biography tells the story of one of the most influential figures of the twelfth century, Eleanor of Aquitaine, successively queen of France and of England. In tracing her life story Professor Owen reassesses her political importance during the reigns of her husband Henry II and her sons, Richard the Lionheart and John, and aims to separate the true historical Eleanor from the Eleanor of legend.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - waltzmn - LibraryThing
I have read four "biographies" of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Only one of them deserves the term. It's this one. Owen looks carefully at the known facts of a noteworthy woman's history, and he looks at the ... Read full review
Eleanor of Aquitaine: queen and legendUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Eleanor has remained a staple of storytellers for 800 years, yet according to Owen (Univ. of St. Andrews), too often the legends that grew up around her name were taken as history. This is true even ... Read full review