Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine
Title: Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine
Author: Alison Weir
Eleanor of Aquitaine is wife of France’s King Louis VII, but when she meets Henry of Anjou—who will be King of England—she is immediately smitten. After winning an annulment, Eleanor marries Henry. The couple’s passionate marriage and hunger for power spawns an abundance of children and far-reaching political influence, but the intensity of their relationship proves its undoing as jealousy and deceit undermine their empire and their family.
Having proven herself a gifted and engaging novelist with her portrayals of Queen Elizabeth I in The Lady Elizabeth and Lady Jane Grey in Innocent Traitor, New York Times bestselling author Alison Weir now harks back to the twelfth century with a sensuous and tempestuous tale that brings vividly to life England’s most passionate—and destructive—royal couple: Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II.