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The Resource Clash of crowns : William the Conqueror, Richard Lionheart, and Eleanor of Aquitaine : a story of bloodshed, betrayal, and revenge, Mary McAuliffe

Clash of crowns : William the Conqueror, Richard Lionheart, and Eleanor of Aquitaine : a story of bloodshed, betrayal, and revenge, Mary McAuliffe

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Clash of crowns : William the Conqueror, Richard Lionheart, and Eleanor of Aquitaine : a story of bloodshed, betrayal, and revenge
Title
Clash of crowns
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William the Conqueror, Richard Lionheart, and Eleanor of Aquitaine : a story of bloodshed, betrayal, and revenge
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Mary McAuliffe
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Language
eng
Summary
"Conflict between England and France was a fact of life for centuries, but few realize that its origins date from the time of the Vikings, when a Norse chieftain named Rollo established himself and his progeny in Normandy. In this compelling and entertaining history, Mary McAuliffe takes the reader back to those dark and turbulent times when Rollo's descendants, the dukes of Normandy, asserted their dominance over the weak French monarchy--a dominance that became especially threatening after Duke William conquered England in 1066, giving him a royal crown. Despite this crown, William the Conqueror and his royal successors remained dukes of Normandy, with feudal obligations to their overlord, the king of France. This naturally fostered an ongoing hostility between the French and English crowns that, as McAuliffe convincingly shows, became ever more explosive as the strength and territorial holdings of the English monarchs grew. Conflict erupted regularly over the years, and Eleanor of Aquitaine's desertion of one camp for the other only added fuel to the long-simmering feud. McAuliffe takes the reader back to this dramatic era, providing the fascinating background and context for this 'clash of crowns.' She offers colorful insights into Richard Lionheart and Eleanor of Aquitaine as well as lesser-known French and English monarchs, especially Philip II of France. Philip proved a determined opponent of Richard Lionheart, and their cutthroat rivalry not only created fatal divisions within the Third Crusade but also culminated in an incendiary faceoff at Richard's newly built Château-Gaillard, the seemingly impregnable gateway to empire. The outcome would shape the course of English and French history throughout the centuries that followed"--Provided by publisher
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contains biographical information
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DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Clash of crowns : William the Conqueror, Richard Lionheart, and Eleanor of Aquitaine : a story of bloodshed, betrayal, and revenge, Mary McAuliffe
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Merlin's prophecy -- Turning point -- Rollo the Viking -- Fathers and sons -- The Virgin and the Queen -- The golden table of Sicily -- To Jerusalem! -- The lion at bay -- A world of enemies -- Lionheart's return -- The rock of Andely -- The treasure of Châlus -- Philip and John -- Lionheart's proud daughter
Control code
7ocm49855618
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 265 pages:
Isbn
9781442214712
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011050778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;
Label
Clash of crowns : William the Conqueror, Richard Lionheart, and Eleanor of Aquitaine : a story of bloodshed, betrayal, and revenge, Mary McAuliffe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Merlin's prophecy -- Turning point -- Rollo the Viking -- Fathers and sons -- The Virgin and the Queen -- The golden table of Sicily -- To Jerusalem! -- The lion at bay -- A world of enemies -- Lionheart's return -- The rock of Andely -- The treasure of Châlus -- Philip and John -- Lionheart's proud daughter
Control code
7ocm49855618
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 265 pages:
Isbn
9781442214712
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011050778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations;

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