The Resource The captive queen, Alison Weir

The captive queen, Alison Weir

Label
The captive queen
Title
The captive queen
Statement of responsibility
Alison Weir
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
UKM
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
The captive queen, Alison Weir
Label
The captive queen, Alison Weir
Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It is the year 1152 and a beautiful woman of thirty, attended by only a small armed escort, is riding like the wind southwards through what is now France, leaving behind her crown, her two young daughters and a shattered marriage to Louis of France, who had been more like a monk than a king, and certainly not much of a lover. This woman is Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, and her sole purpose now is to return to her vast duchy and marry the man she loves, Henry Plantagenet, a man destined for greatness as King of England. Theirs is a union founded on lust which will create a great empire stretching from the wilds of Scotland to the Pyrenees. It will also create the devil's brood of Plantagenets - including Richard Ci??ur de Lion and King John - and the most notoriously vicious marriage in history. The Captive Queen is a novel on the grand scale, an epic subject for Alison Weir. It tells of the making of nations, and of passionate conflicts: between Henry II and Thomas Becket, his closest friend who is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral on his orders; between Eleanor and Henry's formidable mother Matilda; between father and sons, as Henry's children take up arms against him; and finally between Henry and Eleanor herself
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
487 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780091926212
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map, geneological table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) HAS208327
  • (OCoLC)489631441

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