Book Reviews

Inventing Eleanor: The Medieval and Post-Medieval Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Michael R. Evans Book Review

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1124-1204), queen of France and England and mother of two kings, has often been described as one of the most remarkable women of the Middle Ages. Yet her real achievements have been embellished–and even obscured–by myths that have grown up over eight centuries. This process began in her own lifetime, as chroniclers [read more]