- Ce sujet contient 0 réponse, 1 participant et a été mis à jour pour la dernière fois par Joel Ammerman, le il y a 5 mois et 1 semaine.
6 décembre 2020 à 6 h 56 min #17130Joel AmmermanInvité
The Book of Eleanor
A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine
by Pamela Kaufman
- Format: paperback, 560 pages
- Author: Pamela Kaufman
- Language: english
- Publisher: Broadway Books
- Release date: March 25, 2003
- Characters: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry II of England, Louis VII of France
- ISBN: 9780609808092 (0609808095)
- Genres: fiction, historical, medieval, romance, france, adult, plantagenet
About The Book
One of history’s greatest women, celebrated by her contemporaries, descendants, and biographers, now comes to life in this mesmerizing new novel by bestselling author Pamela Kaufman.
In 1137, fifteen-year-old Eleanor became Duchess of Aquitaine, a wealthy and powerful province in the south of France. Rich and influential in her own right, her tumultuous marriages thrust Eleanor into the political and cultural spotlight, where she would remain for more than half a century.
Still in her teens, young Eleanor of Aquitaine married Louis VII of France, a sickly religious fanatic so obsessed with fears of adultery that he kept his beautiful wife under lock and key, even forcing her to go on a long and dangerous crusade with him. But Eleanor was delighted by the freedom of the crusader’s life. Her handsome Aquitanian knights, her deeds on horseback, and her scandalous attire were the talk of Europe; it soon became clear that Louis’s young wife was more than he could handle. A lifelong rebel, Eleanor would defy her husband and the Church, and eventually strong-arm the Pope into annulling her unhappy marriage.
Once free of Louis, Eleanor thought to marry Baron Rancon, her childhood love, but found herself forced into another political marriage, this time with a younger and more dangerous husband — Henry II of England, a ruthless soldier known throughout Europe as “the red star of malice.” In Henry Eleanor found a man whose iron will and political cunning matched her own, but the marriage was a bitter and brutal one, which escalated into open warfare when Eleanor backed their sons in an armed rebellion against Henry. Vowing revenge, he imprisoned her for fifteen years, hoping she would die in obscurity. But Eleanor would not go quietly. In prison, she wrote her memoir; this is Eleanor’s book.
PDF book The Book of Eleanor Pamela Kaufman read on Amazon. Online ebook The Book of Eleanor for PC. MP3 The Book of Eleanor by Pamela Kaufman download Kindle. FictionBook ebook The Book of Eleanor buy cheap on Walmart. MOBI The Book of Eleanor by Pamela Kaufman download on iOS.
Paperback book The Book of Eleanor on Bookshop. TXT The Book of Eleanor read online on iPhone on Book Depository. Hardback ebook The Book of Eleanor Pamela Kaufman buy. FB2 book The Book of Eleanor read for PocketBook on Booktopia. Hardcover The Book of Eleanor by Pamela Kaufman buy.
EPUB book The Book of Eleanor download Mac on Powells. TXT ebook The Book of Eleanor Pamela Kaufman. FictionBook book The Book of Eleanor Pamela Kaufman read online for Android on Dymocks. EPUB The Book of Eleanor buy cheap. MP3 ebook The Book of Eleanor.