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Old 09-04-2004, 22:02   #1
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"Eleanor of Aquitane" Book

Has anyone read the "Eleanor of Aquitane" book by Alison Weir? I like to read about English history & I think Eleanor of Aquitane was a very interesting historical person. Any mini reviews? Thanks.
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Yeah I read it a couple of years ago. She certainly led a pretty amazing life. Queen of France, marriage annulled, then Queen of England ruling an empire that encompassed the north of England all the way down to the Pyrennes, plotted with her sons against her husband, went on the Crusades, ruled England as regent when Henry II was out of the country murdering Frenchmen, I think she quashed a Scottish invasion or two as well. Mother of Richard I and King John, etc etc etc. A pretty interesting subject for a book.

The book itself is written in Weir's usual style, but it's not quite so well sourced as her Tudor books because obviously there's far less documentary evidence.

I'd give it a whirl, certainly, if you're into history.



EDIT: there's a dirt cheap one on Ebay with the auction ending at 4pm tomorrow, currently at Ł1.50 with no bids

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Thanks. I'll check it out.
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