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Jun 07, 2011
| ISBN 9780451234117
Jun 07, 2011
| ISBN 9781101515563
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Jun 07, 2011 | ISBN 9780451234117
Jun 07, 2011 | ISBN 9781101515563
A riveting novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine’s early adult years from the author of The Virgin Widow. Orphaned at a young age, Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, seeks a strong husband to keep her hold on the vast lands that have made her the most powerful heiress in Europe. But her arranged marriage to Louis VII, King of France, is made disastrous by Louis’s weakness of will and fanatical devotion to the Church. Eleanor defies her husband by risking her life on an adventurous Crusade, and even challenges the Pope himself. And in young, brilliant, mercurial Henry d’Anjou, she finds her soul mate-the one man who is audacious enough to claim her for his own and make her Queen of England.
Anne O’Brien taught history in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, before deciding to fulfill an ambition to write historical fiction. She is the author of many historical novels, including The Virgin Widow, Queen Defiant, and The King’s Concubine. She lives in an eighteenth-century timbered… More about Anne O’Brien
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