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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens (Hardback)
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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens (Hardback)

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Hardback 496 Pages / Published: 28/09/2017
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A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year 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. In the first volume of this epic new series, 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 figures and fascinating characters. Much more than a series of individual biographies, Queens of the Conquest is a seamless tale of interconnected lives and a rich portrait of English history in a time of flux. In Alison Weir's hands these five extraordinary women reclaim their rightful roles at the centre of English history.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781910702079
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 819 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 43 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Brings England's Norman queens out of the shadows and dazzlingly to life. Drawing on a wealth of fascinating contemporary sources, Alison Weir presents the drama, passion and intrigue of these extraordinary women's lives and restores them to their rightful place in history. A masterpiece." -- Tracy Borman
"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

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