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Hardback:Queens of the conquest : England's medieval queens.:2017 Queens of the conquest : England's medieval queens.
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Author: Weir, Alison.
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 942.03
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2017.
ISBN: 1910702072 9781910702079 (hbk): 25.00
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The story of England's medieval queens is vivid and stirring, packed with tragedy, high drama and even comedy. It is a chronicle of love, murder, war and betrayal, filled with passion, intrigue and sorrow, peopled by a cast of heroines, villains, stateswomen and lovers. Alison Weir strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to reveal the lives of England's queens in the century after the Norman Conquest. Beginning with Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conqueror in his invasion of England in 1066, and culminating in the turbulent life of the Empress Maud, who claimed to be Queen of England in her own right and fought a bitter war to that end, the five Norman queens emerge as hugely influential and fascinating characters. This work is a tale of interconnected lives and a rich portrait of English history in a time of flux.
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