Eleanor of Aquitaine and the four kings. by Amy R. Kelly

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Eleanor, -- of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England, -- 1122?-1204,
  • Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Plantagenets, 1154-1399

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Book details

GenreBiography
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 431 p.
Number of Pages431
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23248352M

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This book may have been the most important component of Amy Ruth Kelly's academic work. She was a Harvard scholar, close to retirement when her magnum opus /5(38). Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings, by Amy Kelly (read 16 Nov ) This is a good book.

I well remember how I came to hear of this book. I was at the Seattle World's Fair in and there was a sort of computer-like way to learn of books on subjects of interest and I was told of this book by that device/5(9). Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings (Book): Kelly, Amy: The story of that amazingly influential and still somewhat mysterious woman, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has the dramatic interest of a novel.

She was at the very center of the rich culture and clashing politics of the twelfth century. Richest marriage prize of the Middle Ages, she was Queen of France as.

“ I recently read Eleanor of Aquitane and the Four Kings for the third time, and pray that I live long enough to read it at least twice more. A beautifully written work of impeccable scholarship, it re-creates Eleanor and her 12th-century background in meticulous, mesmerizing detail.

” —Alan Helms, The Boston Sunday Globe. Eleanor of Aquitaine proves herself a potent match for the lives and events she touched and was touched by: kings, priests, poets, husbands, children, Crusaders.

You come away from this story with an understanding of the strange and remarkable twelfth century, as you watch the unique and rival destinies of France and England grow/5(48). Eleanor of Aquitaine ( – 1 April ) was queen consort of France (–) and England (–) and Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right (–).

As a member of the Ramnulfids (House of Poitiers) rulers in southwestern France, she was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in western Europe during the High Middle was patron of Burial: Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud.

The story of that amazingly influential and still somewhat mysterious woman, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has the dramatic interest of a novel.

She was at the very center of the rich culture and clashing politics of the twelfth century. Richest marriage prize of the Middle Ages, she was Queen of France as the wife of Louis VII, and went with him on the exciting and disastrous Second.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings bears re-reading with grace. Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, Kelly's narrative is comparable to Owen's more recent work in its focus on the individual, but is limited in its appeal to the scholar or student due to its narrative format, though the literary chapter headings are less obscure than Weir's.

A lively, comprehensive survey of the life and times — and effect — of 12th century Eleanor, her two husbands, and her two sons is drawn from all available contemporary and related sources and reveals what those writers had to say about their own times.

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By purchasing books through this website, you. Is Kelly's " Eleanor of Aquataine and the Four Kings" a re-issue of the book, or did she re-write it. I read reviews on Amazon of all four books recommended (Meade, Marlkale, Weir and Kelly) and all have four stars (Kelly's book gets part of a fifth star).

Meade's sounds interesting, almost gossipy (like her book on Jazz Age women). Eleanor of Aquitaine and the four kings by Amy Ruth Kelly; 8 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Biography, History, Marriage, Queens; Places: France, Great Britain; People: Eleanor Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England (?), Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England (?), Eleanor of Aquitanien, Queen.

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New York: Vintage Books, Book. Good. Paperback. First Thus. mm Tall, 12mo. An account of the life of Queen Eleanor and the times she lived in.

ix,ix pages. With Notes, Bibliography and Index. General light wear soiling to covers, page edges. Eleanor of Aquitaine ( – April 1, ) was a medieval firebrand, and no question about it. These books about Eleanor of Aquitaine are historically-accurate testaments to this strong-willed woman of the Middle : Kristen Mcquinn.

Eleanor of Aquitaine is one of those people in history whom everyone has heard of and few know much about.

Amy Kelly’s Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings not only gathers just about everything known about this vers powerful lady—who also styled herself Queen of England when her son Richard Lionheart was in captivity—but also is a very good history of.

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A mention of Eleanor in this profile of Princess Diana. "Diana was following in a time-honoured line of rebellious royal consorts. On the grand scale, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Isabella of France had both conspired against their spouses for rule of the country".

ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE TOUR—DAY FOUR, POITIERS Breakfast at the Abbaye Royale Hotel is a wonderful way to start any day, for the restaurant is built around the lazar house cloisters. It is like gazing through a window to the past. So despite our rather bumpy introduction to Fontevrault, we were all very happy to be here.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, This book focused on her role as a queen and the rules of her husbands. Later the rules of her sons and how she played a role in their reign. Again there was little credit given to her as a political entity rather than her being influential and disruptive.

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Henry died long before Eleanor, but his life on earth was filled with rather questionable behavior, and he has had to spend some time in Hell--eight centuries to be exact.The best biography of Eleanor is Amy Ruth Kelly, Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings ().

There are also Régine Pernoud's shorter and more romantic Eleanor of Aquitaine, translated by Peter Wiles (), and Curtis Howe Walker, Eleanor of Aquitaine (). These works must be used with caution because the sources do not reveal Eleanor's.

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