Eleanor of aquitaine, the legendary 12th century queen of france and later of england, is one of the most powerful and irrepressible women in medieval history, and. The next two books the winter crown and the autumn throne are. Buy the summer queen eleanor of aquitane trilogy 1 eleanor of aquitaine trilogy by elizabeth chadwick isbn. The summer queen 20, the winter crown 2014 and the autumn throne 2016. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the winter crown. The summer queen by elizabeth chadwick, 9781402294068, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Elizabeth chadwicks eleanor of aquitaine trilogy draws to a close as the autumn throne is. Alison weir in eleanor of aquitaine, by the wrath of god queen of england. A novel of eleanor of aquitaine 3 by elizabeth chadwick 2016, paperback at the best online prices at ebay. Available in paperback, audio and all electronic formats in the uk and us. Historical fiction author elizabeth chadwick wrote a threevolume series about eleanor. It completed the story of eleanor s life from her incarceration in sarum by her husband henry ii as punishment for, as he saw it, inciting their sons to. An author who makes history come gloriously alive the.
Thanks for stopping by, i hope you enjoy your visit. The summer queen begins with eleanor, thirteen year old queen of france and follows her eventful life as she matures through political and marital upheavals into a force to be reckoned with. As with many other authors, the early years of elizabeth chadwick s career were fraught with frustration. The summer queen, the first of three ground breaking linked but standalone novels detailing the life of eleanor aquitaine. Chadwicks eleanor of aquitaine trilogy opened with the summer queen and was followed by the winter crown, and was. A list of all elizabeth chadwick s series in reading order. Buy a cheap copy of the summer queen book by elizabeth chadwick. Going the distance by elizabeth chadwick it is now four and a half years since i was contracted to write three novels about the life of eleanor of aquitaine the summer queen, the winter crown and the autumn throne. She is an icon who has fascinated readers for over eight hundred years. A duchess in her own right, but also a queen twice over, she was quite the stateswoman within the confines and attitudes of the times. She came to gain insights to the literally genre through television drama and, of course, historical books. The winter crown eleanor of aquitaine trilogy paperback january 1, 2015. Elizabeth chadwick is a best selling, award winning author of historical fiction. The autumn throne eleanor of aquitaine trilogy book 3.
The last book in elizabeth chadwick s eleanor of aquitaine trilogy seemed to be a long time coming but was well worth waiting for. However, he has a big part to play in my eleanor of aquitaine trilogy, especially in books 2 and 3, the winter read more. She is a member of regia anglorum, a medieval reenactment organisation. It is more likely that she had red or auburn hair since a mural in the church of sainte radegonde in chinon which almost certainly depicts eleanor and was painted during her lifetime in a region in which she was well known, shows a woman with reddishbrown hair. Elizabeth chadwick audio books, best sellers, author bio. The novel begins with eleanor s marriage at thirteen years old to the future king of france and follows her eventful life as she matures through political and marital upheavals and becomes a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately i found it didnt grip me like many of her other novels have. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Browse the amazon editors picks for the best books of 2019, featuring our favorite. Eleanor of aquitaine is a 12th century icon who has fascinated re. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the autumn throne. But even her indomitable spirit will be tested to its limits as she attempts to keep the peace between her warring sons, and find a place in the centres of power for her daughters. However, he has a big part to play in my eleanor of aquitaine trilogy, especially in books 2.
See the download icons below for extracts from the summer queen. Click on the book cover for more information and to read the first chapter. The last book in elizabeth chadwicks eleanor of aquitaine trilogy seemed to be a long time coming but was well worth waiting for. Us publication is october 1st with a different cover. The summer queen book 1 the winter crown book 2 the autumn throne book 3 praise for the summer queen. Buy elizabeth chadwick ebooks to read online or download in pdf or epub on your pc, tablet or mobile device.
The autumn throne is the third and final book in elizabeth chadwick s eleanor of aquitaine trilogy and brings to a close the riveting and fascinating story of this tremendously interesting woman. Based on the most uptodate research, bestselling novelist elizabeth chadwick brings eleanor s magnificent story to life, as never before. Chadwick did an extensive amount of research for this book and i. The summer queen eleanor of aquitaine, book 1 by elizabeth. Eleanor of aquitaine s powerful story is brought to a triumphant and beautiful close by muchloved author elizabeth chadwick.
The summer queen is a fabulous novel based on the most uptodate and meticulous research. She has also been introduced in the royal diaries series in the book crown jewel of aquitaine by kristiana gregory. Elizabeth chadwick is an author of historical fictions. Her first novel, the wild hunt, won a betty trask award and to defy a king won the rnas 2011 historical novel prize. Elizabeth chadwick begins her eleanor trilogy detailing the early days in france with louis vii in, the summer queen. Chadwick chronicles the younger days of eleanor herein called alienor as done in the novel in the summer queen drawing readers into a period eleanor of aquitaine was without a doubt a strong, enigmatic, remarkable woman in history. She has been four times shortlisted for the rna award in the uk for the best mainstream romantic novel. For example, she only spoke to one lady in waiting throughout the whole book. Eleanor of aquitaine, one of the most powerful women in europe, is crowned queen of england beside her young husband henry ii. Sticking closely to the known facts about her life, this is a fairly intense interpretation of a career which saw alienor become in turn the ruling duchess of aquitaine, queen of france and queen of england. Elizabeth chadwicks eleanor of aquitaine trilogy draws to a close. This is historical fiction at its best and i loved every page of it. Sticking closely to the known facts about her life, this is a fairly intense interpretation of a career which saw alienor become in turn the ruling duchess.
Imprisoned by her husband, king henry ii, eleanor of aquitaine, queen of england. I said last time that i would blog about some of the research books ive been using to write the first of my 3 novels about eleanor of aquitaine. A born storyteller, her first novel the wild hunt won a betty trask award in 1990. The autumn throne eleanor of aquitaine trilogy book 3 english edition. Tracy borman, author of matilda, wife of the conqueror. Eleanor of aquitane audiobooks listen to the full series. A stand alone novel linked to the summer queen and the winter crown, telling the dramatic and riveting story of eleanor of aquitaine as she comes into her full power in later life. Finding a decent biography of eleanor has been difficult as many of eleanor s biographers tend to wander off into fiction and speculation at the drop of a hat.
In this longanticipated second novel in the eleanor of aquitaine trilogy, bestselling author elizabeth chadwick evokes a royal marriage where love and hatred are intertwined, and the battle over power is fought not with swords, but deception. Elizabeth chadwick, author of the greatest knight and the eleanor of aquitaine trilogy. Buy the autumn throne eleanor of aquitaine trilogy 01 by elizabeth chadwick isbn. A novel of eleanor of aquitaine 2 by elizabeth chadwick 2015, paperback at the best online prices at ebay. Eleanor of aquitaine 3 book series by elizabeth chadwick. A novel of eleanor of aquitaine ebook written by elizabeth chadwick. Some aspects seemed oversimplified and that kept bugging me. Buy the winter crown eleanor of aquitaine trilogy by elizabeth chadwick isbn. It completed the story of eleanors life from her incarceration in sarum by her husband henry ii as punishment for, as he saw it, inciting their sons to rebel against him, and the end of her life in 1203.
The summer queen eleanor of aquitaine, book 1 by elizabeth chadwick book cover, description, publication history. New york times bestselling author elizabeth chadwick lives in a cottage in the vale of belvoir in nottinghamshire with her husband and their 3 dogs. The winter crown the second title in the eleanor of aquitaine trilogy. While henry battles their enemies and lays his plans, eleanor is an adept acting ruler and mother to their growing brood of children. She is an icon who has fascinated readers for over 800 years. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the summer queen. The first of three linked but stand alone ground breaking novels detailing the life of eleanor aquitaine. A novel of eleanor of aquitaine by elizabeth chadwick. The summer queen is the first in a planned trilogy dedicated to the life of eleanor of aquitaine and elizabeth chadwick tells her story with extensive research, integrity and yes, imagination, whilst deftly remaining within the realms of historical likelihood. Hamelin fitzcount is one of those supporting role players in english history who is vaguely known to people well versed in the life of the angevin kings, but otherwise off most peoples radar. Ms chadwick credits her passion for historical fiction from her formative years. The novel begins with eleanors marriage at thirteen years old to the future king of france and follows her eventful life as she matures through political and marital upheavals. See the complete eleanor of aquitaine series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles.300 570 660 1383 1283 1480 1145 1487 516 1610 1457 477 979 359 442 1137 1052 1659 1210 313 1545 1652 405 120 408 982 646 525 15 286 849 600