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Captive queen : a novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine (original 2010; edição 2010)

por Alison Weir

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The author harks back to the twelfth century with a sensuous and tempestuous tale that brings vividly to life England's most passionate and destructive royal couple: Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II. Nearing her thirtieth birthday, Eleanor has spent the past dozen frustrating years as consort to the pious King Louis VII of France. For all its political advantages, the marriage has brought Eleanor only increasing unhappiness and daughters instead of the hoped for male heir. But when the young and dynamic Henry of Anjou arrives at the French court, Eleanor sees a way out of her discontent. For even as their eyes meet for the first time, the seductive Eleanor and the virile Henry know that theirs is a passion that could ignite the world. Returning to her duchy of Aquitaine after the annulment of her marriage to Louis, Eleanor immediately sends for Henry, the future King of England, to come and marry her. The union of this royal couple will create a vast empire that stretches from the Scottish border to the Pyrenees, and marks the beginning of the celebrated Plantagenet dynasty. But Henry and Eleanor's marriage, charged with physical heat, begins a fiery downward spiral marred by power struggles, betrayals, bitter rivalries, and a devil's brood of young Plantagenets including Richard the Lionheart and the future King John. Early on, Eleanor must endure Henry's formidable mother, the Empress Matilda, as well as his infidelities, while in later years, Henry's friendship with Thomas Becket will lead to a deadly rivalry. Eventually, as the couple's rebellious sons grow impatient for power, the scene is set for a vicious and tragic conflict that will engulf both Eleanor and Henry. This is an historical novel that encompasses the building of an empire and the monumental story of a royal marriage.… (mais)
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Título:Captive queen : a novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine
Autores:Alison Weir
Informação:New York : Ballantine Books, 2010.
Colecções:A sua biblioteca, Lidos mas não possuídos
Avaliação:*1/2
Etiquetas:Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Historical Fiction

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I was excited to read this book because I’ve been fascinated by Eleanor of Aquitaine ever since I saw The Lion in Winter where she was played by Katharine Hepburn (such an amazing performance). So I’m bummed that I found this a little lackluster. People talk about all the sex scenes in the beginning, which didn’t bother me except for how they weren’t very sexy, but mostly this book just felt like it would be better as a biography, which Alison Weir has also written. She just didn’t make Eleanor come alive for me; she never felt like a real person save for some moments in her middle-and-old-ages. Henry felt more developed and that was disappointing because Eleanor is the one I love. But it is very readable historical fiction so if you like that period, it’s a least a quick and easy read. ( )
  jobinsonlis | May 11, 2021 |
loved it, definitely want to read more about Eleanor of Aquitane. ( )
  LoisSusan | Dec 10, 2020 |
Took me quite a while to read, found the first quarter of the book quite slow. After that it's more gripping and hard to put down. ( )
  Linyarai | Feb 16, 2020 |
Truly horrible; Eleanor is likely rolling over in her grave. ( )
  Kuglar | Mar 28, 2018 |
Historical fiction is my guilty pleasure - this one didn't quite do it for me. Too much thinking and feeling (from perhaps too modern a perspective?) and not enough action or description - did not feel authentic and engaging in quite the way a historical novel should. ( )
  AriadneAranea | Jan 13, 2018 |
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—St. Bernard of Clairvaux, De Consideratione
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  doth degenerate from love.
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For seven special little people born in 2009:
Henry George Marston
Charlie Andrew Preston
Isla May Weir
Maisie Isobel Flora Weir
Lara Eileen Weir
Grace Daly Robinson
and my goddaughter,
Eleanor Jane Borman
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Paris, August 1151
 Please God, let me not betray myself, Queen Eleanor prayed inwardly as she seated herself gracefully on the carved wooden throne next to her husband, King Louis.
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The author harks back to the twelfth century with a sensuous and tempestuous tale that brings vividly to life England's most passionate and destructive royal couple: Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II. Nearing her thirtieth birthday, Eleanor has spent the past dozen frustrating years as consort to the pious King Louis VII of France. For all its political advantages, the marriage has brought Eleanor only increasing unhappiness and daughters instead of the hoped for male heir. But when the young and dynamic Henry of Anjou arrives at the French court, Eleanor sees a way out of her discontent. For even as their eyes meet for the first time, the seductive Eleanor and the virile Henry know that theirs is a passion that could ignite the world. Returning to her duchy of Aquitaine after the annulment of her marriage to Louis, Eleanor immediately sends for Henry, the future King of England, to come and marry her. The union of this royal couple will create a vast empire that stretches from the Scottish border to the Pyrenees, and marks the beginning of the celebrated Plantagenet dynasty. But Henry and Eleanor's marriage, charged with physical heat, begins a fiery downward spiral marred by power struggles, betrayals, bitter rivalries, and a devil's brood of young Plantagenets including Richard the Lionheart and the future King John. Early on, Eleanor must endure Henry's formidable mother, the Empress Matilda, as well as his infidelities, while in later years, Henry's friendship with Thomas Becket will lead to a deadly rivalry. Eventually, as the couple's rebellious sons grow impatient for power, the scene is set for a vicious and tragic conflict that will engulf both Eleanor and Henry. This is an historical novel that encompasses the building of an empire and the monumental story of a royal marriage.

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