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Eleanor of Aquitaine : queen and legend

Author: D D R Owen
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2000, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This 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. Her marriage at fifteen to the young Louis VII was later annulled on the grounds of consanguinity. After her divorce, she married Henry II, then Count of Anjou and Duke of Normandy. Henry became king of England in 1154 and Eleanor thereby became queen of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Eleanor, of Aquitaine Queen consort of Henry II King of England; Eleanor, of Aquitaine Queen consort of Henry II King of England
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D D R Owen
ISBN: 0631201017 9780631201014
OCLC Number: 787432596
Description: 256 pages : illustrations, map
Contents: List of Plates. Map of Plantagenet and French Dominions. The Family of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Lineage. 2. Life. 3. Legend. 4. Literature. 5. Portrait of a Queen. Chronology. Abbreviations. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: D.D.R. Owen.

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