book cover of Eleanor, April Queen of Aquitaine

Eleanor, April Queen of Aquitaine

(2004)
A non fiction book by

 
 
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.



Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Douglas Boyd's Eleanor, April Queen of Aquitaine

Hardback Editions

January 2004 : UK Hardback
thumb

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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2011 : UK Paperback
thumb

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


December 2004 : UK Paperback
thumb

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

August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: April Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine
Author(s): Douglas Boyd
Publisher: The History Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
thumb

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