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23-05-2013, 08:47

Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England

Категория: Non-fiction (English), Audiobooks (English)

Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England

Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Recorded Books
Genre: biography
Date: 2005
Duration: 18 hours
Reader: Lisette Lecat
Quality: 64кбит, 44100Гц Моно
Size: 601 mb
Format: mp3
Language: English

Best-selling British novelist Weir puts her exemplary writing skills, as well as her talent for alternative and provocative insight into documents and historiography, to good use in a riveting biography of the wife of England's unfortunate Edward II (who reigned 1307-27). That the king was ineffectual is commonly accepted (he was deposed and later died; according to tradition, he was murdered in a most horrendous fashion), and Queen Isabella, born a princess of France, has borne all these many centuries the label "she-wolf." Weir, in this book all British-history fans will devour, chooses, after much research and deliberation, to see her subject in more rounded terms than as "one of the most notorious femme fatales in history." The author, in fact, takes giant steps to prove that Isabella, as instigator of her own husband's removal from the throne, contributed greatly to the decline in England of the power of the monarch and thus the rise of democracy.

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Автор(ы): Alison Weir

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