World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine

The Queen Who Rode Off to Battle (NG World History Biographies) by Ann Kramer

Publisher: National Geographic Children"s Books

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  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children: Grades 3-4,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Historical,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Historical,
  • Girls & Women,
  • History - Medieval,
  • Biography,
  • England,
  • France,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Kings, queens, rulers, etc,
  • Queens
  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7805297M
    ISBN 100792258967
    ISBN 109780792258964

For more than sixty years, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine was involved in all the important events in twelfth-century France and England. This wonderful book tells her tale in exquisite detail, from describing the fashionable furs and luxurious clothing she carried with her, to . One of the most famous women in history, Eleanor of Aquitaine would have been right at home in today's celebrity driven world. Married at an early age to Louis VII, she tired of him, got wicked (supposedly) with her uncle during the Second Crusade, then left the French King and married Henry II, King of England.4/5(4).   In medieval times, Eleanor of Aquitaine broke the mold for women. This remarkable woman lived life on her own terms, ultimately becoming queen of France and England. We first encounter the infant Eleanor, born into the ruling family of the Duchy of Aquitaine, in /5(44). The Autumn Throne: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine - Ebook written by Elizabeth Chadwick. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Autumn Throne: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine/5(5).

Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Queen Who Rode Off to Battle Ann Kramer National Geographic Society ( ) $ (64pp) This accessible biography urges readers to celebrate the life and work of one of the most remarkable women of the Middle Ages.   Over years have passed since Eleanor of Aquitaine’s death and yet she continues to fascinate us. Michael R. Evans’ book charts this fascination, beginning with the image of Eleanor shaped by her contemporaries and then examining both the ‘black legend’ and ‘golden myth’ which have been continually refreshed and reworked about her life up to the present day. Marion Meade in Eleanor of Aquitaine: A biography: ‘Eleanor, exceptionally beautiful at fifteen, had matured into a saucy, hot-blooded damsel, and perhaps he (her father) feared that, unproperly chaperoned, she might grant excessive courtesies to some ardent knight.’ ’ If she conformed to 12th century Europe’s ideal standards of feminine beauty she must have been blond with grey or. Eleanor of Aquitaine was probably the first truly emancipated woman. Being one of the richest women in the medieval world probably helped. She was married twice: the first time to the King of France, the second time to the King of England/5(46).

This book is a concise biography of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine, likely the most powerful and influential women in Medieval European history. Born in either or CE, Eleanor of Aquitaine began life in the shadows, as was typical for a medieval woman/5(46). This fascinating new 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. In tracing her life story Professor Owen reassesses her political importance during the reigns of her husband Henry II and her sons, Richard the Lionheart and John, and aims to separate the true historical Eleanor from 4/5(1).

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As others - and the author herself - acknowledge, much of this book is history of the late 12th century (and a bit of the 13th). That's because the subject, Eleanor of Aquitaine, was a women, and thus, in the context of the time, not worth a lot of attention in the records kept then/5().

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This book is perfect for intermediate age students on up for a biography report or to expand their understanding on this famous ruler, a woman ahead /5.

Eleanor of Aquitaine is one of the most famous women of the Middle Ages. Intelligent and colorful, she was Queen of both France and England and ruler of her own domain. Eleanor of Aquitaine’s (c) changing reputation is a good example of the strong focus on women today in medieval studies.

Eleanor’s Aquitaine court gave rise to the Court of Love, which had a tremendous influence on literature of the time. Although no one suggests that Eleanor or her court actually started the Court of Love, since ample evidence exists that proves it was flourishing before her lifetime, but it is likely that Eleanor’s court and her patronage greatly influenced the popularity of courtly Author: Kristen Mcquinn.

Eleanor of Aquitaine Becomes Queen of France. Louis and Eleanor were married in Julybut had little time to get to know one another before Louis’ father the king fell ill and died.

I selected this book as a biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine, it is almost pages, so I expected to learn a lot about the fascinating life of this famous queen. Unfortunately, not many reliable contemporary sources that record the protagonist life are available to us, and in 4/5.

About World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine. In medieval times, Eleanor of Aquitaine broke the mold for women.

This remarkable woman lived life on her own terms, ultimately becoming queen of France and England. We first encounter the infant Eleanor, born into World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine book ruling family of the Duchy of Aquitaine, in About Eleanor of Aquitaine In this beautifully written biography, Alison Weir paints a vibrant portrait of a truly exceptional woman and provides new insights into her intimate world.

Renowned in her time for being the most beautiful woman in Europe, the wife of two kings and mother of three, Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the great heroines. World History Biographies (Hardcover) Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Queen Who Rode Off to Battle (National Geographic World History Biographies) By Ann Kramer.

National Geographic Children's Books,64pp. Get this from a library. Eleanor of Aquitaine: a biography. [Marion Meade] -- This is a compassionate account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine, portraying her as a woman of enormous intelligence and titanic energy who lived in a passionate and creative age.

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New York: Hawthorn Books, © Eleanor of Aquitaine ( – 1 April ) was queen consort of France (–) and England (–) and Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right (–).

As a member of the Ramnulfids (House of Poitiers) rulers in southwestern France, she was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in western Europe during the High Middle was patron of literary figures such as Burial: Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud.

Buy a cheap copy of Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Queen Who Rode book by Ann Kramer. In medieval times, Eleanor of Aquitaine broke the mold for women. This remarkable woman lived life on her own terms, ultimately becoming queen of France and Free shipping over $ Eleanor was the daughter and heiress of William X, duke of Aquitaine and count of Poitiers, who possessed one of the largest domains in France—larger, in fact, than those held by the French William’s death in she inherited the duchy of Aquitaine and in July married the heir to the French throne, who succeeded his father, Louis VI, the following month.

Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France, Queen of England. Ralph Turner, This is a substantial book of pages, and of all the single book biographies it is probably the most authoritative and rigorous, working hard to focus on fact rather than fiction.

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"Marion Meade has told the story of Eleanor, wild, devious, from a thoroughly historical but different point of view: a woman's point of view."Allene Talmey, Vogue.

"Marion Meade has told the story of Eleanor, wild, devious, from a thoroughly historical but different point of view: a. When people think of famous medieval queens, Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Empress Matilda, would-be Queen of England, come most often to mind.

But George Westinghouse, Inventor Historical Biographies WH - August 7, Eleanor of Aquitaine (Bordeaux, France, c. – Ma in Fontevrault, Anjou) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Europe during the Middle was Queen consort of both France and England in her lifetime.

Biography. The eldest of three children, her father was William X, Duke of Aquitaine, and her mother was Ʈor de Chⴥllerault, the daughter of Aimeric I. Eleanor was wealthy because she was heiress of the duchy of Aquitaine, one of the greatest fiefs in Europe.

Aquitaine was like a separate nation with lands extending in southwestern France from the river Loire to the Pyrenees. Eleanor's court was a trend setter in the medieval world, known for its sophistication and luxury.

Eleanor of Aquitaine was the consort of Louis VII of France, then of Henry II of England, and two of her sons (Richard and John) went on to become kings of England. As a teenager she received an impressive inheritance when her father and older brother died in the same year. Eleanor of Aquitaine: This accessible biography urges readers to celebrate the life and work of one of the most remarkable women of the Middle Ages.

Born to nobility, Eleanor of Aquitaine’s () parents were William X, duke of Aquitaine, and Aenor, daughter of 5/5. Free 2-day shipping on qualified orders over $ Buy World History Biographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Queen Who Rode Off to Battle at nd: Ann Kramer.

Aquitaine, former région of France. As a région, it encompassed the southwestern départements of Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne, and Pyrénées-Atlantiques. In the Aquitaine région was joined with the régions of Poitou-Charentes and Limousin to form the new administrative entity of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

A compassionate and comprehensive account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine, a woman of enormous intelligence and titanic energy. The wife of King Louis VII of France and then of King Henry II of England and mother to Richard Coeur de Lion and King John, she became the key political figure of the 12th century.Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and England.

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