The new book in the magnificent Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy, following this fascinating queen as she fights for power amongst the perils of the royal court, from much-loved author Elizabeth Chadwick.
'An author who makes history come gloriously alive' The Times
'Meticulous research and strong storytelling' Woman & Home
'A sumptuous ride' Toby Clements, Daily Telegraph
Eleanor of Aquitaine
A loving mother. A betrayed wife. A queen beyond compare.
Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most powerful women in Europe, is crowned queen of England beside her young husband Henry II. While Henry battles their enemies and lays his plans, Eleanor is an adept acting ruler and mother to their growing brood of children. But she yearns for more than this - if only Henry would listen.
Instead, Henry pushes Eleanor to the sidelines, involving himself with a young mistress and denying Eleanor her rightful authority. As matters reach a crisis, Eleanor becomes caught up in a family rebellion. And even a queen must face the consequences of treason...
Award-winning author Elizabeth Chadwick continues the fascinating story of a queen fighting for her rightful place in a world of divided loyalties and passionate betrayals.
The first and last books in this trilogy - The Summer Queen and The Autumn Throne - are available to buy NOW in paperback and ebook.
Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick
'Enjoyable and sensuous' Daily Mail
'Stunning grasp of historical details... Her characters are beguiling and the story is intriguing and very enjoyable' Barbara Erskine
'Renowned historical novelist Chadwick tells this battle-of-the-sexes story from a woman's point of view' New York Post
Unputdownable. Elizabeth Chadwick weaves a gripping story. Her characters live and breathe and have distinct personalities of their own. The pace keeps the reader turning the pages, and the sadness of reaching the final page is only offset by the knowledge that there is another book to come. - Historical Novel Society
I have been an ardent fan of this author for many years and look forward with keen anticipation to the third book in this trilogy. Highly recommended. - Historical Novel Society
Much of Elizabeth Chadwick's research is carried out as a member of Regia Anglorum, an early mediaeval re-enactment society with emphasis on accurately re-creating the past. She also tutors in the skill of writing historial and romantic fiction. She won a Betty Trask Award for The Wild Hunt and has been shortlisted for the RNA Awards four times.