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This particularly struck me as a potential problem in her treatment of stories of adultery involving Eleanor. I was torn between giving this 3 or 4 stars, as it was really a 3. When the rebellions ended in failure, she spent several years imprisoned by her husband, until he died and Richard restored her as an honored and trusted elder stateswoman.

Eleanor is tired of Louis’ conscience and his distress.

This is the backdrop to the play, as Eleanor’s comments will be heard from time to time, as if she was speaking to her confessor. He pulls away, and as she lies there weeping, he is oblivious. Do you think her frank sexuality makes her more appealing to a modern readership? By the fourteenth aquiatine, Woodstock had become a straggling manor house complex with cloistered gardens and groves of fruit trees.

In this book I mean to present a detailed and comprehensive study of Henry VIII set within the context of what was undoubtedly the most magnificent court in English history. On the other hand, a strong and positive lesson that comes from Eleanor’s story is that age and hardship bring with them the kind of wisdom and patience that are in themselves a form of greatness. As they are talking, a procession of three MONKS enters from right, chanting, crosses the stage and exits left. The Life of Elizabeth I.

Finally, there is always talk in the media of suitable role models for girls.

She kind of made more cameo appearances in this book about her wsir life, rather than being the star. Unlike with other historians of this period, I never felt she was glossing over or sidestepping issues or theorizing without evidence; whenever there is aquitine evidence or uncomfortable truths, aquotaine examines both sides and lays out her reasoning beautifully.

In returning to twelfth-century Paris, I have had the pleasure of revisiting the world I wrote about in Eleanor of Aquitaineand it was a joy to read afresh the letters of Heloise and Abelard, which comprise much of the original source material for their story. But I was rarely engrossed,often bored, and sometimes confused by how one part of the text could be seen as logically leading to the next. Like, all of the information was relevant but the ordering was very slapdash. After Eoeanor had conceived a child, Fulbert discovered what was going on and, in a rage, threw Abelard out of the house.

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A stranger to England and only spending 10 months here throughout his reign which Richard only seems to have seen as a giant cash machine to bleed dry in support of his constant warfare, Eleanor was instrumental in keeping his empire under control in his absence. Antioch, A colonnade of white pillars forms the backdrop.

She curbed the depredations of the sheriffs who were charged with care of the forests, and who had enforced these cruel laws, intimidating them with the threat of severe penalties. I have submitted about a dozen ideas to my agent, and I’m bursting to apison them all!

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These chronicles, and of course many other works, formed the basis of my research on the medieval queens, and I transcribed every entry I could find on them. Despite the title and the author’s stated ambition to write a balanced account of Eleanor – neither on the side lines nor a romantic heroine – this book is best read as a friendly, accessible history of the early Plantagenets.

However, one does wonder why a biography of Eleanor is written when solid conclusions cannot be draw. Oct 11, Kimberly rated it liked it Shelves: Instantly freeing his beloved mother, Eleanor was soon wielding her influence over her son and helping him to rule his empire galloping here, there and everywhere to keep his unruly vassals in hand and whipping up support and funds for his Crusade, as well as putting a stop for now and forever to his proposed marriage to Alys.

Inafter being again accused of heresy and retiring to the Abbey of Cluny, Abelard died at the priory of St Marcel near Chalon, aged sixty-three.

I totally understand and it’s all great writing and fascinating history; it just got frustrating reading so much about events and things regarding her husband or her sons when if i had wanted to read about them as the focus, I would have chosen a different book. I love all my children equally!

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Which makes it feel more authoritative, but also a bit more like a textbook. And what a life she led. From these three bits of information, we can at least deduce that she was kind of a badass. All I can say to that is, damn, lady!


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Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. It’s a genre that’s now extremely passein fact I’ve had a historical novel based around Lady Jane Grey in the pipeline for years. One of my favorite aspects of this book is that Weir roots out substantiated rumors and exposes their origins.

And no, he wasn’t a Tudor version of a lager lout: Alison Weir’s Eleanor of Aquitaine, a bottle of Champagne that refilled itself and my little rehomed papillon, Rene.

Despite her struggles she was alkson by her second husband for many years. She ruled England and France! On the other hand Shakespeare in Aquitine was fantastic, pure entertainment and so believable, but Elizabeth was disappointing for me. I understand the need to contextualize the period and Eleanor’s position within it but I felt like I rather lost sight of Eleanor dleanor some points. The book does an excellent job of investigating contemporary sources to parse out the truth from the romantic legend and the anti-Eleanor propaganda.

But, of course, very little about her survives, because, patriarchy. Elwanor example, I’d obviously heard the rumors that Richard the Wdir had no heir because he was gay. She is telling him about a disaster that befell the army on Mount Cadmos, and how everyone has blamed her for it. Alison Weir is a British historian and author, and not the American journalist and activist Alison Weir.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Heloise managed to escape, eleanof Abelard fled with her to his family in Brittany, where she gave birth to a son whom she called Astrolabe — possibly because that instrument was a path to Heaven and the stars, and symbolised her love for Abelard. Very many people have a great love of history, and if the recounting of deeds past in a conscientious and accessible way brings them pleasure, then I qeir my task well done.

Paris, The same backdrop, but the royal bed is now centre stage.