Queens of the crusades : 1154-1291

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New York : Ballantine Books, [2021].
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xxi, 533 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
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New York : Ballantine Books, [2021].


General Note
Book one titled Queens of the conquest.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-484) and index.
Bklst 12/15/2020
LJ Jul 2020
PW 10/04/2020
Kirkus 11/01/2020
"Packed with incredible true stories and legendary medieval intrigue, this epic narrative history chronicles the first five queens from the powerful royal family that ruled England and France for over three hundred years. This remarkable recreation of the action-packed century that saw the murder of Thomas Becket and the signing of the Magna Carta covers the lives and reigns of the first five Plantagenet queens, who ruled England and France throughout the bloody 1200s, a particularly dramatic and violent period of European history. Wars, crusades, treachery, murder, passion, and the interplay between rival monarchs of Britain and France provide a surprising picture of these five ambitious women and their struggle for power. The queens covered in the book are Eleanor of Aquitaine, Berengaria of Navarre, Isabella of Angouleme, Alienor of Provence and Eleanor of Castile. One of these queens became legendary when, accompanying her husband on crusade, she saved his life by sucking the blood from his poisoned-arrow wound. Equally intriguing are the descriptions of their marriages, including one that was extremely tempestuous, and one that was a love match turned sour when the jealous husband discovered his queen's infidelity and retaliated by killing her lovers and hanging their bodies from the canopy of her bed. This second volume of historian Alison Weir's critically acclaimed Medieval Queens series brings these unfamiliar, fascinating royals to life, demonstrating how very much they resemble self-determining women of our own time"--Provided by publisher.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Weir, A. (2021). Queens of the crusades: 1154-1291 (First US edition.). Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Weir, Alison, 1951-. 2021. Queens of the Crusades: 1154-1291. New York: Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Weir, Alison, 1951-. Queens of the Crusades: 1154-1291 New York: Ballantine Books, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Weir, Alison. Queens of the Crusades: 1154-1291 First US edition., Ballantine Books, 2021.

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