To Be Queen (Paperback)

A Novel of the Early Life of Eleanor of Aquitaine (An Eleanor of Aquitaine Novel)

By Christy English

Berkley, 9780451232304, 400pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2011

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The author of The Queen's Pawn delves into the early life of the legendary Eleanor of Aquitaine in her new historical novel.

After her father's sudden death, fifteen-year-old Eleanor is quickly crowned Duchess of Aquitaine and betrothed to King Louis VII. When her new husband cannot pronounce her given name, Alienor becomes Eleanor, Queen of France.

Although Louis is enamored of his bride, the newly crowned king is easily manipulated by the church and a God that Eleanor doesn't believe in. Now, if she can find the strength to fight for what she wants, Eleanor may finally find the passion she has longed for, and the means to fulfill her legacy as Queen.

About the Author

Christy English is the author of two historical novels, The Queen's Pawn and To Be Queen: A Novel fo the Early Life of Eleanor of Aquitane. She received her undergraduate degree in history from Duke University.