Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine France, 1136
This is another in the Royal Diaries series of books, this time dealing with Eleanor, a girl who later became Queen of two separate countries. In the novel, she has to deal with problems such as the possibility of being kidnapped and held for ransom, her father going on a pilgrimage from which he never returns, and living in physical conditions which are primitive by today's standards.
It's not a nice world that she grows up in, and her problems become more complicated when she's scheduled to marry a person that ends up suddenly becoming the King of France.
The historical section of the book is particularly interested. Apparently she wasn't necessarily the nicest person in the world as she was involved in various court intrigues. She was also different in that she was quite educated, a trait not common at all to girls of the time.
For anyone who likes stories of knights and armor, kings and queens then this is a good book for you.
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