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Queens of the Conquest

(2017)
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In the first volume of an exciting new series, bestselling author Alison Weir brings the dramatic reigns of England's medieval queens to life.

The lives of England's medieval queens were packed with incident - love, intrigue, betrayal, adultery, and warfare - but their stories have been largely obscured by centuries of myth and omission. Now esteemed biographer Alison Weir provides a fresh perspective and restores these women to their rightful place in history.

Spanning the years from the Norman conquest in 1066 to the dawn of a new era in 1154, when Henry II succeeded to the throne and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the first Plantagenet queen, was crowned, this epic book brings to vivid life five women, including: Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, the first Norman king; Matilda of Scotland, revered as "the common mother of all England"; and Empress Maud, England's first female ruler, whose son King Henry II would go on to found the Plantagenet dynasty. More than those who came before or after them, these Norman consorts were recognized as equal sharers in sovereignty. Without the support of their wives, the Norman kings could not have ruled their disparate dominions as effectively.

Drawing from the most reliable contemporary sources, Weir skillfully strips away centuries of romantic lore to share a balanced and authentic take on the importance of these female monarchs. What emerges is a seamless royal saga, an all-encompassing portrait of English medieval queenship, and a sweeping panorama of British history.

Praise for Queens of the Conquest

"Best-selling author [Alison] Weir pens another readable, well-researched English history, the first in a proposed four-volume series on England's medieval queens. . . . Weir's research skills and storytelling ability combine beautifully to tell a fascinating story supported by excellent historical research. Fans of her fiction and nonfiction will enjoy this latest work." - Library Journal (starred review)

"Another sound feminist resurrection by a seasoned historian . . . Though Norman queens were largely unknowable, leave it to this prolific historical biographer to bring them to life. . . . As usual, Weir is meticulous in her research." - Kirkus Reviews

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Hardback Editions

September 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 1-910702-07-2 / 978-1-910702-07-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens Book One
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 1-101-96666-1 / 978-1-101-96666-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 1-78470-186-6 / 978-1-78470-186-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens Book One
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 1-101-96668-8 / 978-1-101-96668-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 1-910702-08-0 / 978-1-910702-08-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Queens of the Conquest
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 1-5100-8346-4 / 978-1-5100-8346-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Queens of the Conquest
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Queens of the Conquest
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Queens of the Conquest
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Queens of the Conquest
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Queens of the Conquest
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens (England's Medieval Queens)
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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September 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens Book One
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon