Queens of the Age of Chivalry Five Consorts in Turbulent Times, 1299-1409 - England's Medieval Queens

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Publisher's Synopsis

The third volume of Alison Weir's magisterial history of the queens of medieval England.

'Weir's history books are as gripping as novels' The Times


Medieval queens were seen as mere dynastic trophies - yet, as Alison Weir shows in this group biography, many of the Plantagenet queens of the High Middle Ages dramatically broke away from the restrictions imposed on their sex.

Using personal letters and fascinating sources, Weir evokes the lives of these five extraordinary women: Marguerite of France, Isabella of France, Philippa of Hainault, Anne of Bohemia and Isabella of Valois. At the same time, she recreates a truly astonishing period of history - the turbulent, brutal Age of Chivalry.

'Places the reader in the midst of…complex, gripping events, telling the stories of five royal wives who lived through them' BBC History

'Weir is an excellent storyteller' Spectator

About the Publisher

Vintage

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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784701888
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.030922
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 35757
Number of pages: xx, 476 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 368g
Height: 128mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 36mm