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 1 month ago by Kat Tudor Valois
fascinating woman. have not read book straight through. a bit heavy for leisure reading.Published 5 months ago by maxinelampert
Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) was one of the most powerful and influential women of the Middle Ages. Read morePublished 7 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 13 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 13 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 16 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 16 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 on January 27, 2013 by L. R. Peterson