The Courts of Love: The Story of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Jean Plaidy

By Jean Plaidy

When i glance again over my lengthy and tempestuous life, i will see that a lot of what occurred to me—my triumphs and so much of my misfortunes—was because of my passionate relationships with males. i used to be a girl who thought of herself their equal—and in lots of methods their superior—but it appeared that I relied on them, whereas trying to be the dominant partner—an angle that can rarely be anticipated to lead to a harmonious existence.

Eleanor of Aquitaine used to be respected for her improved mind, awesome braveness, and fierce loyalty. She was once both recognized for her turbulent relationships, which integrated marriages to the kings of either France and England.

As a toddler, Eleanor reveled in her loved grandfather’s Courts of affection, the place troubadours sang of romantic devotion and keenness stuffed the air. In 1137, on the age of fifteen, Eleanor turned Duchess of Aquitaine, the richest province in Europe. A union with Louis VII allowed her to ascend the French throne, but he used to be a tepid and possessive guy and no fit for a tender lady raised within the Courts of affection. whilst Eleanor met the magnetic Henry II, the 1st Plantagenet King of britain, their stormy pairing set nice swap in motion—and produced many little children, of whom might sooner or later reign of their personal right.

In this majestic and sweeping tale, set opposed to a backdrop of medieval politics, intrigue, and strife, Jean Plaidy weaves a tapestry of affection, ardour, betrayal, and heartbreak—and finds the lifetime of a such a lot amazing lady whose iron will and political savvy enabled her to carry her personal opposed to the main robust males of her time.

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