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Eleanor of Aquitaine

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Wed October 27th, 2010, 10:08 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:I have the Anne O'Brien book on my TBR pile. I've never actually heard of her but it sounds quite good.


My county didn't order this, but the City of Seattle did so I can ILL it if I don't win the LT giveaway. I am curious. I've heard the relationship between Margaret and Edward is a tad...unusual.
At home with a good book and the cat...
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Sintra
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Postby Sintra » Mon March 28th, 2011, 2:08 pm

I will finally read Penman's Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy this June probably (i wish i could just go to the bookstore, but no, i have to wait for them to come for two months :( ), and i know that i'm going to love it, but are there any other good books on her?

For now i've only read about her in Coventry's The Queen's Daughter, but she was hardly in it and the book itself was more like a sketch of an okay novel.

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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Thu April 7th, 2011, 1:42 pm

Christy English, whose latest novel about Eleanor, To Be Queen, came out this week, has kindly contributed a guest post for my blog:

http://susandhigginbotham.blogspot.com/2011/04/eleanor-of-aquitaine-medieval-queen-by.html?spref=fb
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/
http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/blog/

annis
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Postby annis » Sat April 9th, 2011, 3:02 am

And for those who haven't yet caught up with the happy news, Elizabeth Chadwick has announced on her blog that she has signed a deal to write a trilogy about Eleanor -cool, or what? The books will be called THE SUMMER QUEEN, THE WINTER CROWN and THE AUTUMN THRONE.

http://livingthehistoryelizabethchadwick.blogspot.com/2011/04/eleanor-at-last-i-can-tell-you.html

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Sat April 9th, 2011, 12:01 pm

Way cool. Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy.
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...is the only place I want to be

Ash
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Postby Ash » Sat April 9th, 2011, 2:17 pm

What? You meant The Captive Queen isn't the standard by which all Eleanor books must be compared with? :) I am very very very excited about this and just hope the next year goes quickly! Congrats to you!

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Sat April 9th, 2011, 10:10 pm

Thank you! I haven't posted here yet because I didn't want to be seen as bragging too much!
Anyway, I am thrilled to bits to be still in a job for the next few years at least, and also really pleased to be writing about Eleanor. I think you can safely say my take will be my own. ;) :)
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Eleanor

Postby Tim Woods » Sat April 9th, 2011, 11:20 pm

Eleanor has to be the coolest woman in history. What a life she led. Can't wait to see a movie made of her worthy of her legacy.

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Postby annis » Sun April 10th, 2011, 2:17 am

Posted by EC
Anyway, I am thrilled to bits to be still in a job for the next few years at least, and also really pleased to be writing about Eleanor. I think you can safely say my take will be my own.


And maybe Eleanor herself might get a say as well, thanks to the akashic connection!

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Sun April 10th, 2011, 9:34 am

"annis" wrote:Posted by EC


And maybe Eleanor herself might get a say as well, thanks to the akashic connection!


Oh yes indeed. I started work on that several months ago and am building up an interesting picture, not just of Eleanor, but of Louis (I think this is a perfect description of his personality if you take him as The Lady in this cartoon http://www.reallyfabcards.com/EM29.php ) and Suger and Eleanor's sister Petronella. It mostly agrees with known history, but there are different slants and facets - as I always expect. It is also interesting to see how much secondary sources take one facet and run with it so often that the weight of history becomes very lopsided. You have to strip it back to the original source if possible and then ask who was writing it and why they chose their words.
When I said the take was my own, I suppose I was being sensitive to the awareness that some readers don't believe in, or have difficulty getting their heads round the psychic side of my research. As far as I'm concerned I've done too much of it now and had such consistent results for it not to be bang on the money, but I know not everyone agrees.
Les proz e les vassals

Souvent entre piez de chevals

Kar ja li coard n’I chasront



'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'


Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal



www.elizabethchadwick.com


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