Quick, easy intro to Eleanor of Aquitaine and the other players of that time period. Good jumping off point for more thorough study of Eleanor, France, and England in the Middle Ages.Debbie
This is on par with a high school reader but I loved reading about this era and led me to other books about this time period.B
I do love history- what an interesting female leader in a time of male dominance. Queen Eleanor lived until she was 81 and had 10 kids wow!Sarah
Read this in less than a day, it's a good quick introduction for anyone unfamiliar with Eleanor of Aquitaine. Details are a bit sparse in sections, but it's not a bad way to spend a lazy afternoon. Especially good for those who just want facts about her to have an idea of who Eleanor was before delving into more detailed books.Jen
This is a good beginning point for those who are interested in Eleanor of Aquitaine. I realize that this was written with a young audience in mind, so there are no footnotes and references and very few primary source quotes. Unfortunately, the writing is thin, factual, and leads the reader into very little "flavor" of the period.Christina Sesok
I don't know a whole lot about Eleanor of Aquitaine, so I can't speak definitively as to the accuracy of this book. That is why I picked this book though, it was a nice, short biography, just enough to give me a basic idea as to who Eleanor was and what she did. As a whole, I found the book to be short, sweet and to the point. It was basically just the facts with no implications or interpretation of the facts. While usually I don't like this, I found it pleasurable, but only because I don't know anything about Eleanor of Aquitaine, and I only wanted the facts at the moment until I have a better grasp of who she was as a person. I would recommend this book, but mostly for people who don't know a whole lot about Eleanor of Aquitaine and want to know more about her before getting into deeper information about her.