The Winter Crown

The Winter Crown

A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Book - 2015
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It is the winter of 1154 and Eleanor, Queen of England, is biding her time. While her husband King Henry II battles for land across the channel, Eleanor fulfils her duty as acting ruler and bearer of royal children. But she wants to be more than this - if only Henry would let her. Instead, Henry belittles and excludes her, falling for a young mistress and leaving Eleanor sidelined and angry. Frustrated at Henry's hoarding of power, Eleanor is forced into a rebellion of devastating consequences.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc., 2015
ISBN: 9781402296819
1402296819
Characteristics: 487 pages : map, geneological table ; 21 cm

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sorenkrane Jan 29, 2015

The relationship between Alienor and Henry II is one of the most fascinating in history. Chadwick brilliantly writes and inteprets the subtle changes within their marriage. The best scenes of the book are when these two are engaging one another, either in spite or passion.

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