copyright 1955; "The Story of the Most Famous Woman of the Middle Ages"; hardbound; Doubleday & Company publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; minor ageing of boards with a few (minimal) stains - see pics; no dust jacket.
Eleanor is young, high-spirited, supremely intelligent, heiress to the vast Duchy of Aquitaine - at a time when a woman's value was measured in terms of wealth. Her vivid leadership inspired and dazzled those about her. And yet, born to rule, she was continually repressed and threatened by the men who overshadowed her life. This is the story of a brilliant, medieval figure - of a princess who led her own knights to the Crusades, who was bride to two kings and mother of Richard the Lion Heart. It is the rich, incredible story of Eleanor Of Aquitaine.