Queen Defiant: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Queen Defiant: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine

by Anne O'Brien
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101515563
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
509,395
File size:
716 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Anne O'Brien, the author of nine historical romances, moved to historical fiction and made her U.S. debut with The Virgin Widow. She lives with her husband in an eighteenth century timbered cottage.

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