A comprehensive account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The wife of King Louis VII of France and then of King Henry II of England and mother to Richard Coeur de Lion and King John, she became a key political figure of the 12th century.
A feminist perspective on one of the most remarkable women of any age Part of the Women in History promotion 'Scholarly, but fun to read biography' New York Daily News 'Marion Meade has told the story of Eleanor, wild, devious, from a thoroughly historical but different point of view: a woman's point of view' Vogue
Marion Meade is the author of six biographies and two novels. She studied at Northwestern University and received a Masters Degree in journalism from Columbia University. She lives in New York City.