Queens of the Crusades

Queens of the Crusades

The lives of Eleanor’s successors were just as remarkable: Berengaria of Navarre, queen of Richard the Lionheart, Isabella of Angoulême, queen of John, and Alienor of Provence, queen of Henry III, and finally Eleanor of Castile, the ...

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473523326

Category: History

Page: 496

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The Plantagenet queens of England played a role in some of the most dramatic events in our history. Crusading queens, queens in rebellion against their king, queen seductresses, learned queens, queens in battle, queens who enlivened England with the romantic culture of southern Europe – these determined women often broke through medieval constraints to exercise power and influence, for good and sometimes for ill. Alison Weir’s ground-breaking history of the queens of medieval England now moves into a period of even higher drama, from 1154 to 1291: years of chivalry, dynastic ambition, conflict with the church, baronial wars, and the all-pervading bonds of feudalism. We see events such as the murder of Becket, Magna Carta and the birth of parliaments from a new perspective. Her narrative begins with the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine, whose marriage to Henry II establishes a dynasty which rules for over three hundred years and creates the most powerful empire in western Christendom – but also sows the seeds for some of the most destructive family conflicts in history and for the collapse, under her son King John, of England’s power in Europe. The lives of Eleanor’s successors were just as remarkable: Berengaria of Navarre, queen of Richard the Lionheart, Isabella of Angoulême, queen of John, and Alienor of Provence, queen of Henry III, and finally Eleanor of Castile, the grasping but beloved wife of Edward I. Through the story of these first five Plantagenet queens, Alison Weir provides an enthralling new perspective on a dramatic period of high romance and sometimes low politics, with determined women at its heart.
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Power Sex and Treachery

Power  Sex  and Treachery

Author: Julie Tayan Abouzelof

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:76971844

Category: Crusades

Page: 222

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Queen of Swords

Queen of Swords

A gripping adventure telling the forgotten story of the notorious matriarch of 12th-century Jerusalem, this third book in Judith Tarr's Three Queens series is perfect for fans of Elizabeth Chadwick and Conn Iggulden.

Author: Judith Tarr

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 9781788636193

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

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Queen in all but name, one woman's battle to rule her kingdom, from the Court of Jerusalem to the glorious city of Byzantium. Melisende was the oldest daughter of Baldwin of Jerusalem, a princess of the Franks and, since she had no brothers, heir to the Crusader Kingdom. The crown would go to the man who married her, and after to her son. But Melisende was a strong woman; the law that forced her to marry instead of taking the crown in her own name was a thorn in her side. It was she who ruled the City and who juggled the politics of church and court. The knights of Jerusalem fought in her honour, many of the best sworn to her personal service. She would not submit easily to a husband's rule, but must she to secure her kingdom? A gripping adventure telling the forgotten story of the notorious matriarch of 12th-century Jerusalem, Queen of Swords is perfect for fans of Elizabeth Chadwick and Conn Iggulden.
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Chronicles of the Crusades contemporary narratives of the crusade of Richard c ur de lion by Richard of Devizes and Geoffrey de Vinsauf and of the crusade of saint Louis by lord J de Joinville ed by H G Bohn signing himself H G B

Chronicles of the Crusades  contemporary narratives of the crusade of Richard c  ur de lion  by Richard of Devizes and Geoffrey de Vinsauf  and of the crusade of saint Louis  by lord J  de Joinville  ed  by H G  Bohn  signing himself H G B

letters from him to entreat they would pray to God for him , and for the soul of the
late queen his mother . [ The Poitiers edition adds : “ After I had quitted the
apartment of the king , the lady Mary de Bonnes - Vertus came to entreat that I
wonld ...

Author: Richard (of Devizes.)

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ISBN: OXFORD:590838671

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Chronicles of the Crusades

Chronicles of the Crusades

Being Contemporary Narratives of the Crusade of Richard Coeur de Lion. letters
from him to entreat they would pray to God for him , and for the soul of the late
queen his mother . [ The Poitiers edition adds : “ After I had quitted the apartment
of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCI:31970004560931

Category: Crusades

Page: 562

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Chronicles of the Crusades

Chronicles of the Crusades

contemporary narratives of the crusade of Richard Coeur de Lion Ambroise.
letters from him to entreat they would pray to God for him , and for the soul of the
late queen his mother . [ The Poitiers edition adds : “ After I had quitted the
apartment ...

Author: Ambroise

Publisher:

ISBN: NLI:1956711-10

Category: Crusades

Page: 339

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Chronicles of the Crusades

Chronicles of the Crusades

Being Contemporary Narratives of the Crusade of Richard Cœur de Lion. letters
from him to entreat they would pray to God for him , and for the soul of the late
queen his mother . [ The Poitiers edition adds : “ After I had quitted the apartment
of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015000652431

Category: Crusades

Page: 562

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Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest

Lives of the Queens of England  from the Norman Conquest

It was at this juncture that St. Bernard preached the crusade at Vezalai , in
Burgundy . King Louis and queen Eleanora , with all their court , came to hear the
eloquent saint ; and such crowds attended the royal auditors , that St. Bernard
was ...

Author: Agnes Strickland

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000001040784

Category: Great Britain

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Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest By Agnes Strickland A New Edition Carefully Revised and Augmented In Six Volumes

Lives of the Queens of England  from the Norman Conquest  By Agnes Strickland      A New Edition  Carefully Revised and Augmented  In Six Volumes

See CHRONICLES of the CRUSADES . Bede . Contemporary Narratives of
Richard Cour ASSER'S Life of Alfred . See Sir 0. E. de Lion , by Richard of
Devizes and Geof . Chronicles . frey de Vinsauf ; and of the Crusade at BEDE'S (
Venerable ) ...

Author: Agnes STRICKLAND

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0024401227

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Lives of the Queens of England

Lives of the Queens of England

The queen's personal demeanour in this ceremonial was evidently prescribed by
an etiquette of great antiquity , as may be gathered from the coin named as her
offering , which was little known in Europe after the era of the Crusades , though ...

Author: Agnes Strickland

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ISBN: HARVARD:HNS31Q

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Wit Wisdom of Kings Queens

Wit   Wisdom of Kings   Queens

Queens sometimes provide an exception to this sorry inequality by being given
opportunities unavailable tomost women ... she quickly tired of court life and
accompanied her husband on the Second Crusade to Jerusalem and
Constantinople ...

Author: Maria Pritchard

Publisher: RW Press

ISBN: 9781909284494

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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Contents Introduction Ancient Acumen Medieval Monarchs and Renaissance Rulers Monarchy in a Muddle Quick-Witted Queens The Axeman Cometh… and Other Dying Words Monarchs Behaving Badly Modern Monarchs The House of Windsor The Prince of Gaffes The Rest on Royalty Until the 19th century, monarchy was the most common form of government throughout the world. Today, however, few nations have retained their monarchies and the majority of those that remain are constitutional. This means that the monarch exercises a mainly ceremonial role but has little or no political power. Only around 44 nations still have a royal head of state and of these, 16 are members of the same Commonwealth, headed by Queen Elizabeth II. The following collection includes kings and queens as well as emperors, empresses, sheikhs, emirs and sultans. They are all varieties of the same breed: a state ruler who comes to power by either conquest or inheritance. Definitions can be blurred and problematic. There is a democratically elected king, queens who rule empires and many other confusions. Some aristocrats have also been included as some were of royal lines and if events had gone differently, might themselves have worn the crown.
Categories: Humor

Four Sisters All Queens

Four Sisters  All Queens

Four Sisters, All Queens touches on so many issues: monarchy vs. democracy,
corruption in the Church, religious persecution ... I read the letters of the sisters
available through the women's Epistolae project online and books on the
Crusades.

Author: Sherry Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451633252

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Rich in intrigue and scheming, love and lust, Sherry Jones’s vibrant historical novel follows four women destined to sway the fate of nations and the hearts of kings… Amid the lush valleys and fragrant wildflowers of Provence, Marguerite, Eléonore, Sanchia, and Beatrice have learned to charm, hunt, dance, and debate under the careful tutelage of their ambitious mother—and to abide by the countess’s motto: “Family comes first.” With Provence under constant attack, their legacy and safety depend upon powerful alliances. Marguerite’s illustrious match with the young King Louis IX makes her Queen of France. Soon Eléonore—independent and daring—is betrothed to Henry III of England. In turn, shy, devout Sanchia and tempestuous Beatrice wed noblemen who will also make them queens. Yet a crown is no guarantee of protection. Enemies are everywhere, from Marguerite’s duplicitous mother-in-law to vengeful lovers and land-hungry barons. Then there are the dangers that come from within, as loyalty succumbs to bitter sibling rivalry, and sister is pitted against sister for the prize each believes is rightfully hers—Provence itself. From the treacherous courts of France and England, to the bloody tumult of the Crusades, Sherry Jones traces the extraordinary true story of four fascinating sisters whose passions, conquests, and progeny shaped the course of history.
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Four Queens

Four Queens

CRUSADE. OF. LOUIS. IX. The. French fleet left Cyprus on May 13, 1249. It must
have made an impressive picture. Louis had arranged to bring everything along
– men, horses, siege equipment, weaponry, armor, wine, wheat, even ploughs to
 ...

Author: Nancy Goldstone

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297865384

Category: History

Page: 432

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The four beautiful, cultured and clever daughters of the Count and Countess of Provence made illustrious marriages and lived at the epicentre of political power and intrigue in 13th-century Europe. Marguerite accompanied her husband, King Louis IX of France, on his disastrous first crusade to the Holy Land, where straight from childbirth she ransomed him from the Mamluks. And with her sister Eleanor, queen of England, Marguerite engineered a sturdy peace between France and England. Ambitious Eleanor walked a narrow line while she struggled to build her own power base without alienating her cowardly husband, Henry III. Beatrice's coronation as queen of Sicily was the culmination of her long, hard-fought campaign to earn respect from her world-famous, mightily accomplished older siblings. Sanchia wed one of the richest men in Europe, but her reign as queen of Germany, brought her only misery. From Goldstone's rich, beautifully woven tapestry, medieval Europe springs to vivid life, from the lavish menus of the royal banquets and the sweet songs of the troubadours to the complex machinations of the Pope against the Holy Roman Emperor. This compelling work of history gives women their due as movers and shakers in tumultuous times.
Categories: History

The Dragon Queens

The Dragon Queens

What I like most about Lady Ashlee's tales is that they feature the ghost of a
Crusader knight named Albray Devere. ... the role of a twelfthcentury Crusader
knight is due to the fact that he lectures on the Crusades, having earned degrees
in ...

Author: Traci Harding

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 9780730443612

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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The bestselling author of THE ANCIENT FUTURE returns with the second instalment of this compelling new series about an ancient and powerful female lineage ... Ashlee Devere, 19th century clairvoyant, adventurer and historian, is called upon to authenticate a Sumerian text that predates the Old testament. tamar, daughter of the renowned 21st century linguist Mia Montrose, reading Ashlee's diaries for the first time, undergoes an astounding transformation - psychically and physically. Kali, a powerful goddess, and one of the keepers of the lost key to the gateway between our world and the next, is coming ... From the pyramids of Egypt to the legendary Halls of Amenti, from future myth to ancient science, from the sacred to the profane - the race to unlock the secrets of the Grail bloodline challenges the very nature of the gods ...
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The Crusades

The Crusades

1–25; H. E. Mayer, 'The Wheel of Fortune: Seignorial Vicissitudes under Kings
Fulk and Baldwin III of Jerusalem', Speculum, vol. 65 (1990), pp. 860–77; B.
Hamilton, 'Women in the Crusader States. The Queens of Jerusalem (1100–1190
)', ...

Author: Thomas Asbridge

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781849837705

Category: History

Page: 784

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'Asbridge can't help but tell a ripping yarn, often breezily dramatic, whipping the narrative along.' The Times In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the Pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God's work. The Crusades tells the story of this epic struggle from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims, reconstructing the experiences and attitudes of those on either side of the conflict. Mixing pulsing narrative and piercing insight, it exposes the full horror, passion and barbaric grandeur of the crusading era. ‘A dramatic and powerful look at both sides of the story . . .’ Sunday Times 'A compelling narrative . . . A masterful conclusion' Observer
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The Oxford History of the Crusades

The Oxford History of the Crusades

Jonathan Riley-Smith. Kreuzzug bis zum Tode Heinrichs von Champagne (1098
–1197) (Amsterdam, 1989). B. Hamilton, 'Women in the Crusader States: The
Queens of Jerusalem (1100–1190)', Medieval Women, ed. D. Baker (Oxford,
1978), ...

Author: Jonathan Riley-Smith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191579271

Category: History

Page: 470

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Written by a team of leading scholars, this fascinating book presents an authoritative and comprehensive history of the Crusades, from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of crusading ideas and imagery today. Reflecting the recent developments in crusade historiography, it covers crusading in many different theatres of war. The concepts of apologists, propagandists, song-writers, and poets, and the perceptions and motives of the crusaders themselves are described, as are the emotional and intellectual reactions of the Muslims to Christian holy war. The institutional developments - legal, financial, and structural - which were necessary to the movement's survival - are analysed. Several chapters are devoted to the western settlements established in the eastern Mediterranean region in the wake of the crusades, to the remarkable art and architecture associated with them, and to the military orders. The subject of the later crusades, including the history of the military orders from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, is given the attention it deserves. And the first steps are taken on to a field that is as yet hardly explored - the survival of the ideas and images of crusading into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Categories: History

Heroines of the Crusades

Heroines of the Crusades

Queens of England, pp. 60-186. Note RR— Page 122. "In a Province fair." — This
ballad is from the early English Metrical Romances. Note SS.— Page 127. " The
Lady Petronilla." — The sister of the queen, the young Petronilla, whose beauty ...

Author: Celestia Angenette Bloss

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082459516

Category: Crusades

Page: 496

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Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest

Lives of the Queens of England  from the Norman Conquest

... named Mary , in memory of its unfortunate grandmother , Mary queen of Scots ,
whose tomb king Jaines ordered to be ... litile known in Europe aster the era of
the Crusades , though the term bezant still lurks among heraldic nomenclature .

Author: Agnes Strickland

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065575451

Category: Queens

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Biographical Sketches of the Queens of Great Britain from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Victoria

Biographical Sketches of the Queens of Great Britain from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Victoria

However that might be , it was unfortunate for the success of the crusade that
Eleanor and her ladies enlisted under its banners . In vain the wise Suger , the
able minister of Louis , used his utmost endeavours to induce his master to give
up ...

Author: Mary Botham Howitt

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293100996754

Category: Great Britain

Page: 516

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Biographical Sketches of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Victoria Or The Royal Book of Beauty

Biographical Sketches of the Queens of England  from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Victoria  Or  The Royal Book of Beauty

However that might be , it was unfortunate for the success of the crusade that
Eleanor and her ladies enlisted under its banners . In vain the wise Suger , the
able minister of Louis , used his utmost endeavours to induce his master to give
up ...

Author: Mary Botham Howitt

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021775138

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Page: 516

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