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Four Queens - The Provençal Sisters Who Ruled Europe

Nancy Goldstone

Set against the backdrop of the turbulent thirteenth century, a time of chivalry and crusades, poetry, knights, and monarchs comes the story of the four beautiful daughters of the count of Provence whose brilliant marriages made them the queens of France, England, Germany, and Sicily. From a cultured childhood in Provence, each sister was propelled into a world marked by shifting alliances, intrigue, and subterfuge. Marguerite, the eldest, whose resolution and spirit would be tested by the cold splendor of the Palais du Roi in Paris; Eleanor, whose soaring political aspirations would provoke her kingdom to civil war; Sanchia, the neglected wife of the richest man in England who bought himself the crown of Germany; and Beatrice, whose desire for sovereignty was so acute that she risked her life to earn her place at the royal table. A compulsively readable narrative, Four Queens shatters the myth that women were helpless pawns in a society that celebrated physical prowess and masculine intellect. A riveting historical saga for fans of Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser.

Set against the backdrop of the turbulent thirteenth century, a time of chivalry and crusades, poetry, knights, and monarchs comes the story of the four beautiful daughters of the count of Provence whose brilliant marriages made them the queens of France, England, Germany, and Sicily. From a cultured childhood in Provence, each sister was propelled into a world marked by shifting alliances, intrigue, and subterfuge. Marguerite, the eldest, whose resolution and spirit would be tested by the cold splendor of the Palais du Roi in Paris; Eleanor, whose soaring political aspirations would provoke her kingdom to civil war; Sanchia, the neglected wife of the richest man in England who bought himself the crown of Germany; and Beatrice, whose desire for sovereignty was so acute that she risked her life to earn her place at the royal table. A compulsively readable narrative, Four Queens shatters the myth that women were helpless pawns in a society that celebrated physical prowess and masculine intellect. A riveting historical saga for fans of Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser.
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Genres:

History

Description:

Set against the backdrop of the turbulent thirteenth century, a time of chivalry and crusades, poetry, knights, and monarchs comes the story of the four beautiful daughters of the count of Provence whose brilliant marriages made them the queens of France, England, Germany, and Sicily. From a cultured childhood in Provence, each sister was propelled into a world marked by shifting alliances, intrigue, and subterfuge. Marguerite, the eldest, whose resolution and spirit would be tested by the cold splendor of the Palais du Roi in Paris; Eleanor, whose soaring political aspirations would provoke her kingdom to civil war; Sanchia, the neglected wife of the richest man in England who bought himself the crown of Germany; and Beatrice, whose desire for sovereignty was so acute that she risked her life to earn her place at the royal table. A compulsively readable narrative, Four Queens shatters the myth that women were helpless pawns in a society that celebrated physical prowess and masculine intellect. A riveting historical saga for fans of Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Josephine Bailey

Length:

11h 32m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

07:06


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

39:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

48:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

40:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

39:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:25