Queens of the Conquest: The extraordinary women who changed the course of English history 1066 - 1167 - England's Medieval Queens (Paperback)Alison Weir (author)
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Full of passion and betrayal, murder and war, the first volume of an epic new series from bestselling historian Alison Weir, bringing five of England's medieval queens to life.
A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year
Love, murder, war, betrayal
This is the story of the five extraordinary queens who helped the Norman kings of England rule their dominions. Recognised as equal sharers in the royal authority, their story is packed with tragedy, high drama, even comedy.
Heroines, villains, stateswomen, lovers
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, whoc claimed to be queen of England in her own right and fought a bitter war to the end, the five Norman queens are revealed as hugely influential figures and fascinating characters.
In Alison Weir's hands, these pioneering women reclaim their rightful roles at the centre of English history.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 364 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm
Another polished, fascinating gem from Weir herself, the queen of history writing. -- John Lewis-Stempel * Sunday Express *
Alison Weir's hugely popular history books are as gripping as novels * The Times *
Weir provides immense satisfaction. She writes in a pacy, vivid style, engaging the heart as well as the mind -- Amanda Foreman
[A] riveting history of the century following the Norman Conquest -- Simon Shaw * Mail on Sunday *
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