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Queens of the conquest

Queens of the conquest

Weir, Alison, 1951- author; Franklin, Julia, narrator

The story of England's medieval queens is vivid and stirring, packed with tragedy, high drama and even comedy. It is a chronicle of love, murder, war and betrayal, filled with passion, intrigue and sorrow, peopled by a cast of heroines, villains, stateswomen and lovers. Alison Weir strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to reveal the lives of England's queens in the century after the Norman Conquest. Beginning with Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conqueror in his invasion of England in 1066, and culminating in the turbulent life of the Empress Maud, who claimed to be Queen of England in her own right and fought a bitter war to that end, the five Norman queens emerge as hugely influential and fascinating characters. This work is a tale of interconnected lives and a rich portrait of English history in a time of flux

Playaway, Electronic resource, Audiobook. English.
Published Rearsby: Clipper Audiobooks, 2017
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    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    187018094 Biography ADB Adult Non-Fiction Due back 30th October


Statement of responsibility: Alison Weir
ISBN: 1510072152, 9781510072152
Note: Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Performers: Narrated by Julia Franklin.
Physical Description: 1 pre-recorded MP3 player (17 hrs, 30 mins.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 set of earphones + 2 AAA batteries
Publisher Number: D5356
Subject: Great Britain History Medieval period, 1066-1485 Biography.; History.; Audiobooks.; Queens England Biography.