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Courts of Love The Story of Eleanor of Aquitaine

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ISBN-10: 1400082501

ISBN-13: 9781400082506

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jean Plaidy

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"When I look back over my long and tempestuous life," I can see that much of what happened to me-- my triumphs and most of my misfortunes-- was due to my passionate relationships with men. I was a woman who considered herself their equal-- and in many ways their superior-- but it seemed that I depended on them, while seeking to be the dominant partner-- an attitude which could hardly be expected to bring about a harmonious existence. Eleanor of Aquitaine was revered for her superior intellect, extraordinary courage, and fierce loyalty. She was equally famous for her turbulent relationships, which included marriages to the kings of both France and England. As a child, Eleanor reveled in…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Jean Plaidy was a British writer who wrote under various pen names. Her real name is Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert. She was born in London on September 1, 1906. Most of the books written as Jean Plaidy are historical romances based on English history featuring historical figures. The first, Beyond the Blue Mountains, was published in 1947. Hibbert also wrote five nonfiction histories and two children's books. Besides Jean Plaidy, Hibbert wrote under Victoria Holt, Phillipa Carr, Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow, Ellalice Tate, and her maiden name, Eleanor Burford. Hibbert died on January 18, 1993.