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Eleanor And The Iron King

Author : Julie Daines
ISBN : 1680472372
Genre : Arranged marriage
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In 12th century Wales, Eleanor de Lacy is forced to become the wife of the infamous Welsh King Brach Goch. Resigned to a life of misery and receiving an ominous warning from the uneasy spirit of Brach's first wife that he is not to be trusted, Eleanor soon realizes all is not as it seems. Is Brach the monster she dreaded? Or is he a handsome and charming man whose gentle ways soon undermine her resolve to lock her heart?
Category: Arranged marriage

Eleanor Of Aquitaine

Author : Marion Meade
ISBN : 9781474603317
Genre : History
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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 the key political figure of the twelfth century. Eleanor's long life inspired a number of legends. At twenty-five she set out for the Holy Land as a Crusader, and at seventy-eight she crossed the Pyrenees to Spain to fetch the granddaughter whose marriage would be, she hoped, a pledge of peace between England and France. This is a compassionate biography of this charismatic queen and the world she ruled over.
Category: History

Queen Of Thorns

Author : Paula M. Hunter
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Queen of Thorns is the second book in the Gothic Faerie Series. Gerda and Kai make plans to return home, as Khione recovers from Queen Eleanor’s second failed assignation attempt. Even though Khione remembers nothing of the last six months, she faces some tough decisions. Eleanor unaware of her failed plan to rid herself of her daughter, decides to move forward with her political and personal alliance with King Wilbur. A decision she may yet regret. It's Ruby's eighteenth birthday. Whilst walking through the woods, to her grandmother’s house, she is subjected to an unpleasant experience. When she finally arrives at her grandmother's she witnesses something that makes her wonder if all is not what it seems. In the realm of Terra, Lexi awakes to find a freak snow storm has ground the whole city to a halt. This sets off a chain of events, including a shocking revelation from her past. The Gothic Faerie Tale Series, a fusion of faerie tales, folklore, myth & legends with action/adventure and a magical touch of romance.
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Eleanor Of Aquitaine And The Four Kings

Author : Amy Ruth Kelly
ISBN : 0674242548
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An account of Queen Eleanor which describes her dramatic life as a queen, her marriages, and her contributions to that period
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Eleanor Of Aquitaine

Author : Alison Weir
ISBN : 9781446449028
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine was one of the leading personalities of the Middle Ages and also one of the most controversial. She was beautiful, intelligent and wilful, and in her lifetime there were rumours about her that were not without substance. She had been reared in a relaxed and licentious court where the arts of the troubadours flourished, and was even said to have presided over the fabled Courts of Love. Eleanor married in turn Louis VII of France and Henry II of England, and was the mother of Richard the Lionheart and King John. She lived to be 82, but it was only in old age that she triumphed over the adversities and tragedies of her earlier years and became virtual ruler of England. Eleanor has exerted a fascination over writers and biographers for 800 years, but the prevailing myths and legends that attach to her name still tend to obscure the truth. By careful research, Alison Weir has produced a vivid biography with a fresh and provocative perspective on this extraordinary woman.
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Eleanor Of Aquitaine And The High Middle Ages

Author : Nancy Plain
ISBN : 0761418342
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A biography of the twelfth-century queen, first of France, then of England, who was the wife of Henry II also discusses life in the Middle Ages.
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The Iron King

Author : Maurice Druon
ISBN : UCSC:32106008378090
Genre : Fiction
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A Woman Of The Iron People

Author : Eleanor Arnason
ISBN : 9781497605169
Genre : Fiction
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This James Tiptree Jr. Award–winning anthropological science fiction novel about first contact with an alien culture is “fascinating” and “irresistible” (Ursula K. LeGuin). Lixia and the members of her human crew are determined not to disturb the life on the planet circling the Star Sigma Draconis which they have begun exploring. But the factions on the mother ship hovering above the planet may create an unintended chaos for both the life on the planet and the humans exploring it. As the anger increases on the ship, the ground crew becomes more and more affected by the conflict and begins to rely on their instincts to keep the project moving forward. Unexpected danger plagues the mission as Lixia is determined to expand her knowledge. This “excellent, anthropologically oriented SF tale” novel (Publishers Weekly) explores the mix of fear and fascination as humans and aliens meet, alert to the potential for both mutual enrichment and mutual destruction, and offers “strong characters, well-written dialogue, and a plot full of adventure” (School Library Journal).
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Eleanor Marx

Author : Rachel Holmes
ISBN : 9781620409718
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Unrestrained by convention, lionhearted and free, Eleanor Marx (1855–98) was an exceptional woman. Hers was the first English translation of Flaubert's Madame Bovary. She pioneered the theater of Henrik Ibsen. She was the first woman to lead the British dock workers' and gas workers' trade unions. For years she worked tirelessly for her father, Karl Marx, as personal secretary and researcher. Later, she edited many of his key political works and laid the foundations for his biography. But foremost among her achievements was her pioneering feminism. For her, gender equality was a necessary precondition for a just society, and she crusaded for this in Britain and on a celebrated tour across America in 1886. Drawing strength from her family and their wide circle, including Friedrich Engels and Wilhelm Liebknecht, Eleanor Marx set out into the world to make a difference. Her favorite motto: "Go ahead!†? With her closest friends--among them Olive Schreiner, Havelock Ellis, George Bernard Shaw, Will Thorne, and William Morris--she was at the epicenter of British socialism. She was also the only Marx to claim her Jewishness. But her life contained a deep sadness: She loved a faithless and dishonest man, the academic, actor, and would-be playwright Edward Aveling. Yet despite the unhappiness he brought her, Eleanor Marx never wavered in her political life, ceaselessly campaigning and organizing until her untimely end. Rachel Holmes has written a dazzling and original portrait of one of the most remarkable women of the nineteenth century.
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