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Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir
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bookshelves: 20th-century, british-invasion, historical-documentary

I am giving this biography a solid three stars. This is a brilliant beginning into the world of medieval Europe, which for a person who kept on being pulled back in and back in to Early Modern Tudor Stuart England, I am. This is a bio of the time Eleanor lived in and the people around her. The fact she was the wife of both France's and England's King and also the Mother of the likes of Richard the Lion Heart and Nasty King John makes for very interesting reading. Though very much involved in the politics of the time, she is still very much on the outskirts of the story. Not surprising since being a women contemporary focus more on her male counterparts.

But if you are new to the subject and want to get into it, I would totally recommend this along with Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet.
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