Queens of the Age of Chivalry (England’s Medieval Queens)

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Enter the age of Chivalry through five queens that take you into the drama of the time as they faced various events, including the Black Death and the Hundred Years War. These queens are Marguerite of France, Isabella of France, Philippa of Hainault, Anne of Bohemia, and Isabella of Valois. Get to know the first French princess to be the Queen of England, the She-Wolf who is most known for overthrowing her husband, one of the most beloved queens, and the two wives of Richard II.

Despite being historical non-fiction, the book is not without drama, political intrigue, and diplomatic negotiations. Go from a queen known for being a great peacemaker to one who dethrones her husband and then rules with her lover. Several dynamics are at play, surrounding these different rulers which adds to the drama such as Edward II’s relationship with Piers Gaveston. The biographical content allows you to get to know each of these queens but also allows you to see the mindsets, political positions, and strives for power (and at times revenge) of the various notable people. Queens of the Age of Chivalry is a truly fascinating read about five queens who despite being in this age of chivalry made different marks for themselves as royalty.

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Author Alison Weir
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 576 pages
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publish Date 05-Dec-2023
ISBN 9781101966747 Buy this Book
Issue February 2024
Category History