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Eleanor, April Queen of Aquitaine

(2004)
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In this biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most exciting women in European medieval history, Boyd takes the reader to the heart of this extraordinary woman. He reveals her as a peculiarly "modern" character - she rejects as a liberated woman the subordinate role decreed by the Chruch and Salic law; she refused to be a consenting victim of ethnic cleansing; and she promotes her vision of a continent wide dynasty - and sets her into the context of southern French civilization, with its love of comforts and pleasures in life. The book not only recreates the turbulent life of this woman, but takes the reader into the world she knew - her friendships, the food she ate, the clothes she wore, the sounds, sights and smells around her.

    

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Hardback Editions

February 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Eleanor, April Queen of Aquitaine
Author(s): Douglas Boyd
ISBN: 0-7509-3289-9 / 978-0-7509-3289-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: April Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine
Author(s): Douglas Boyd
ISBN: 0-7524-5912-0 / 978-0-7524-5912-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: The History Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eleanor: April Queen of Aquitaine
Author(s): Douglas Boyd
ISBN: 0-7509-3290-2 / 978-0-7509-3290-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: April Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine
Author(s): Douglas Boyd
Publisher: The History Press
Availability: Amazon UK