The autumn throne A novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Elizabeth Chadwick, 1957-

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Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark [2016]
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Main Author
Elizabeth Chadwick, 1957- (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Recreates the late reign of Eleanor of Aquitaine, who as the widow of Henry II becomes the dowager queen and attempts to pacify her warring sons and bring about a peaceful succession to the throne.

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The Son She Loved. The Betrayal She Faced. The Legend She Became. The stunning conclusion to the Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy by New York Times bestselling author, Elizabeth Chadwick.Imprisoned by her husband. Separated from her children. If King Henry II thought these things would push his queen into submission, he was wrong. Emboldened by her experiences as the young Queen of France and determined Queen of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine refuses to give into his tyranny. Freed by his death, she becomes dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and power that Henry bred among his sons has grown into a dangerous rivalry that Queen Eleanor must contain. Her indomitable spirit will be tested to its limits as she attempts to keep the peace between her warring sons, fend off enemies, and negotiate a magnificent future.Long before Queen Elizabeth, Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful women in the medieval world. Elizabeth Chadwick brings her to vivid life in the conclusion to this powerful trilogy of historical fiction.The Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy:The Summer Queen (Book 1)The Winter Crown (Book 2)The Autumn Throne (Book 3)