- Author:Robert Fripp
- Publisher:Shillingstone Press (February 13, 2008)
- Pages:398 pages
- Subcategory:Genre Fiction
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In an age when women were considered a necessary evil and expected to bear sons and be quiet, she defied tradition. She ruled vast territories. She created a definition of love that survives to this day. Telling her story in Eleanor's voice, Robert Fripp shows us Medieval Europe through her eyes: Crusades, wars, enmities, alliances, eternal subterfuge. Fripp's vision brings the very stones and glass of cathedrals and castles to life. History becomes a tapestry which Eleanor works, stitch by stitch.
Memoirs of a Turbulent Life book. This book was surprisingly good. The author attempts to write the last autobiographical thoughts of the great Eleanor of Aquitaine in a first-person narrative. The feminine spirit soars as medieval. Considering the separation between him and his subject in historical time, social and cultural background and gender, he does quite well and displays an amazing knowledge of the time period in France and England.
She speaks intimately, emotionally of her "too many quarreling sons," including Richard the Lionheart and John, of Magna Carta fame. A patron of troubadours, Eleanor commissions poetry as propaganda
Memoirs of a turbulent life: Eleanor o. .Eleanor tells her astonishing story in "Power of a Woman
Memoirs of a turbulent life: Eleanor o.Eleanor tells her astonishing story in "Power of a Woman. Memoirs of a Turbulent Life: Eleanor of Aquitaine": Marriages to two warring kings, court intrigues, ruthless diplomacy, crusade, exile, command of an empire and her struggle for women's rights.
IN THIS HISTORICAL FICTION novel, Power of a Woman, Eleanor of Aquitaine recalls memoirs of ‘interesting’ times. Eleanor fought her long life through to build and keep feminine power in an era dominated by men of the Church and royal courts. Power of a Woman captures Eleanor’s thoughts in her voice, recalling exploits that carried her through the peaks and troughs of the turbulent years.
Eleanor of Aquitaine brings her astonishing odyssey to life in POWER OF A WOMAN, her memoir of marriages to two warring kings, Louis VII of France, then England's Henry II. Eleanor recalls wars, intrigues and ruthless diplomacy while confessing her loves, her hopes for her children and their. Eleanor recalls wars, intrigues and ruthless diplomacy while confessing her loves, her hopes for her children and their fates - wresting power from kings and popes while carving space for the feminine in history. Dry wit marks Eleanor's tale of her Court of Ladies and her mystique as the femme fatale of her day. Chicago's Margaret Schmidt calls Robert Fripp "a rare magician, a writer's writer.
The feminine spirit soars as medieval Europe's most exceptional woman recalls her astonishing odyssey, in 'Power of a Woman. Memoirs of a turbulent life: Eleanor of Aquitaine. In her eighty-first year, Eleanor recalls her wars, crusades, intrigues, troubadours and ruthless diplomacy while confessing her loves, hopes for her children and their fates.
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As entertaining and interesting as the premise of this biographical novel by Mr. Fripp seemed, I couldn't get past the first 25 pages - the author warns that Eleanor, dictating her memoirs to a lady-in-waiting who can write, rambles from time to time, but it was a bit repetitive and I lost interest. Also, the cover bothers me, especially the eyes.
POWER OF A WOMAN is Eleanor's memoir of her marriages to two . More Books by Robert Fripp.
POWER OF A WOMAN is Eleanor's memoir of her marriages to two warring kings, Louis VII of France, followed by Henry II of England, in one of history's most tumultuous periods. Eleanor's memoirs bring the age of troubadours alive. Eleanor was queen of France for fifteen years. In POWER OF A WOMAN, Eleanor describes her glamorous, difficult, awkward, argumentative life, a life she played to win. In the end she can sum up her triumphs and tragedies: "How fortunate I was for a few years in my husbands: the monk, and the young bull in spring. See All. Wessex Tales: "In the land of the great stone rings" (Story 5). 2013.