If you want to read a history that is a real page-turner, I heartily recommend this book.
Kelly uses most of the now recognized primary sources so this work is a fairly good summary of the known facts about Eleanor and her period in history.
A Frenchman would be appalled to read a French history book as chock full of English phrases as this book is with French phrases.
The best biography I have ever read about Eleanor of Aquitaine. Also the first. After this one, I read three others and while good, they never beat this oldie. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kat Tudor Valois
fascinating woman. have not read book straight through. a bit heavy for leisure reading.Published 4 months ago by maxinelampert
Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) was one of the most powerful and influential women of the Middle Ages. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
It wasn't hard to discern why this was Harvard U Press's very first New York Times best seller. We read it aloud at bedtime.Published 11 months ago by Richard B. Anderson
Although the author's use of language and syntax is a bit stilted, it still reads like the fascinating story of a woman who grappled with the affairs of state at least as well, if... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Colleen Fay
It is a book I have been wanting for years, and it does not disappoint. The scholarship is excellent and reading is a pleasure.Published 14 months ago by Mary Ann B Coffland
This scholarly work is beautifully written and enjoyably read. The publisher reviews are right on! Ditch the pseudo "historical" chick-lit books you buy at the big box stores and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Joe
And that is not a pejorative assessment. I've long been a fan of historical fiction, from the easy to read, sweaty chest, romance style books of Jean Plaidy (AKA Victoria Holt) to... Read morePublished 23 months ago by L. R. Peterson