Robert Fripp has graciously sent me three copies of his awesome book about Eleanor of Aquitaine to give away to three lucky winners. I have recently read a few historical fiction books about this vivacious and powerful Queen. Here is an opportunity to read a memoir style account or her life. An unusual look at Europe during the Middle Ages from her perspective.
Synopsis from http://eleanor.robertfripp.ca
"Eleanor of Aquitaine prevailed in an "iron, bearded world" as she puts it in Power of a Woman. Memoirs of a turbulent life: Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her long life was a fight to build and sustain feminine power and influence in an era controlled by the male-dominated Church and royal courts. Power of a Woman captures Eleanor's thoughts in her own voice, recalling exploits that carried her over the peaks and troughs of eighty turbulent years.
While she dictates, Eleanor lives her roles again: duchess of Aquitaine, queen of France and warring courtier, patron of troubadours, crusader, queen and regent of England, empire builder, femme fatale and the subject of romantic verse, mother of too many sons, founder of her Court of Ladies in Poitiers, instigator and arbiter of family strife, scorned wife, banished exile, regent of England again, tax collector, ransom gatherer, peacemaker, matchmaker, and perpetual negotiator. At eighty-one years of age this magnificent lady dictates the royal progress of her life."
The contest will end on the 31st of July. I have all three copies ready to send to each winner. Good luck!!
The first five people who respond will also be included in a special drawing for his comprehensive timeline of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Power of a Woman, by Robert Fripp
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