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Eleanor of Aquitaine

Curtis Howe Walker

Eleanor of Aquitaine

by Curtis Howe Walker

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Published by University of North Carolina Press in [Chapel Hill] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Eleanor, -- of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England, -- 1122?-1204.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementIllustrated by M.S. Nowicki.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA209.E6 W3, DA209.E6 W3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 274 p.
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15102986M
    LC Control Number50007097

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Proud daughter of a distinguished French dynasty, she married the king of France, Louis VII, then the king of England, Henry II, and gave birth to two sons who rose to take the English throne—Richard the Lionheart and John.

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But marriage re-emphasized her sex which, in the medieval scheme of gender-power relations relegated her to the position of Lady in.