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FOUR QUEENS

The Provençal Sisters Who Ruled Europe

By Nancy Goldstone

Narrated by Josephine Bailey

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Publication Date: 05/07/2007 Running Time: 11 hrs 30 min
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Synopsis

Set against the backdrop of the turbulent thirteenth century, a time of chivalry and crusades, poetry, knights, and monarchs comes the story of the four beautiful daughters of the count of Provence whose brilliant marriages made them the queens of France, England, Germany, and Sicily.

A compulsively readable narrative, Four Queens shatters the myth that women were helpless pawns in a society that celebrated physical prowess and masculine intellect. A riveting historical saga for fans of Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser.

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"Narrator Josephine Bailey adds a note of refined elegance with her clear and clipped British accent while expertly pronouncing the often complicated and obscure names." ---AudioFile

"The book's charm comes from…Goldstein's witty tone and details…. Imagine history with a nice dollop of chick-lit charm." ---USA Today

Summary

Set against the backdrop of the turbulent thirteenth century, a time of chivalry and crusades, poetry, knights, and monarchs comes the story of the four beautiful daughters of the count of Provence whose brilliant marriages made them the queens of France, England, Germany, and Sicily.

From a cultured childhood in Provence, each sister was propelled into a world marked by shifting alliances, intrigue, and subterfuge. Marguerite, the eldest, whose resolution and spirit would be tested by the cold splendor of the Palais du Roi in Paris; Eleanor, whose soaring political aspirations would provoke her kingdom to civil war; Sanchia, the neglected wife of the richest man in England who bought himself the crown of Germany; and Beatrice, whose desire for sovereignty was so acute that she risked her life to earn her place at the royal table.

A compulsively readable narrative, Four Queens shatters the myth that women were helpless pawns in a society that celebrated physical prowess and masculine intellect. A riveting historical saga for fans of Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser.


HISTORYGeneral
HISTORYEuropeGeneral
HISTORYMedieval
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHYGeneral
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHYRoyalty
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHYWomen

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