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Queens of the conquest, Alison Weir

Label
Queens of the conquest
Title
Queens of the conquest
Statement of responsibility
Alison Weir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Spanning the years from the Norman conquest in 1066 to the dawn of a new era in 1154, when Henry II succeeded to the throne and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the first Plantagenet queen, was crowned, this ... book brings to ... life five women: Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, the first Norman king; Matilda of Scotland, revered as 'the common mother of all England'; Adeliza of Louvain, the young beauty whom the aging Henry I married to get an heir; Matilda of Boulogne, one of the most desirable brides in Europe, who fought a war on behalf of her husband, King Stephen, against the Empress Maud, England's first female ruler and this book's fifth queen, whose son King Henry II would go on to found the Plantagenet dynasty. More than those who came before or after them, these Norman consorts were recognized as equal sharers in sovereignty. Drawing from the most reliable contemporary sources, Weir skillfully strips away centuries of romantic lore to share a balanced and authentic take on the importance of these female monarchs."--From dust jacket
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Summary
In the first volume of an exciting new series, bestselling author Alison Weir brings the dramatic reigns of England’s medieval queens to life
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10576600
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weir, Alison
Dewey number
942.020922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DA198.9
LC item number
.W447 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
England's medieval queens
Series volume
book one
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Matilda
  • Matilda
  • Matilda
  • Matilda
  • Adeliza
  • Queens
  • Monarchy
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Queens of the conquest, Alison Weir
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-532) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Matilda of Flanders -- Matilda of Scotland -- Adeliza of Louvain -- Matilda of Boulogne and the Empress Maud -- The Empress Maud
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 556 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101966662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • 967767486
  • (OCoLC)967767486
Label
Queens of the conquest, Alison Weir
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-532) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Matilda of Flanders -- Matilda of Scotland -- Adeliza of Louvain -- Matilda of Boulogne and the Empress Maud -- The Empress Maud
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 556 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101966662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • 967767486
  • (OCoLC)967767486

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