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Four queens : the Provençal sisters who ruled Europe

Author: Nancy Bazelon Goldstone
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set against the backdrop of the turbulent thirteenth century, a time of chivalry and crusades, poetry and knights, comes the story of the four daughters of the count of Provence whose brilliant marriages made them the queens of France, England, Germany, and Sicily. From a cultured childhood in Provence, each sister was propelled into a world marked by shifting alliances, intrigue, and subterfuge. Marguerite, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Marguerite, Queen consort of Louis IX King of France; Eleanor, of Provence Queen consort of Henry III King of England; Beatrice, of Provence Queen of Sicily consort of Charles I King of Naples; Sancha, of Provence Queen consort of Richard King of the Romans; Beatrice, of Provence Queen of Sicily consort of Charles I King of Naples; Eleanor, of Provence Queen consort of Henry III King of England; Marguerite, Queen consort of Louis IX King of France; Sancha, of Provence Queen consort of Richard King of the Romans; Königin Margarete (Frankreich; Königin Eleonore (England; Königin Beatrix (Neapel; Königin) Sancha (Römisch-Deutsches Reich
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Bazelon Goldstone
ISBN: 9780670038435 0670038431
OCLC Number: 71842813
Description: xiii, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The land of song --
The white queen --
A royal wedding --
Royal rivals --
Queen Eleanor --
Family affairs --
Ambition and obedience --
A war and a wedding --
An unlikely inheritance --
A vow --
The crusade of Louis IX --
The queen's gamble --
Queenscraft --
A royal windfall --
The return of the queen --
A royal reception --
Queen of the Romans --
Royal sibling rivalry --
Prelude to war --
A queen in crisis --
Four queens --
The last crusade --
Endgame --
A note on medieval money.
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All the color and spectacle of court life during the thirteenth century are on display in this vivid account. (Theodore K. Rabb, author of "The Last Days of the Renaissance") Based on a solid bedrock Read more...

 
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