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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Piers Gaveston(1284-1312)
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 03:44:57 -0000
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Sure thing.

Alienor d'Aquitaine it is. Glad we smoked that out. <g>

And Leonor de Castilla [1242-1290] was indeed Edward I's first wife.
<g>

Both books sound quite interesting ---- must buys, in my opinion.
--

D. Spencer Hines

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"John Carmi Parsons" <> wrote in message
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| Um. Edward I's first wife was Eleanor of Castile, really. But as it
| happens, I am just now finishing up a book of essays on Eleanor of
| Aquitaine, assembled from historians and literary specialists as well
as
| art historians. Among other contributions to our knowledge of the
lady,
| one of the authors establishes that she was probably born in 1124 (not
| 1122), and that she was probably the mother of nine children by Henry
II,
| not eight. Other articles deal with literary images of Eleanor, in
her
| own time as well as in later ages, and there are some excellent
studies of
| her governmental activity, which will here be scrutinized for the
first
| time in light of new evidence. The collection will drastically redraw
the
| pictures painted of Eleanor by such earlier writers as Amy Kelly,
Marion
| Meade and Alison Weir. It should go to the press in late February or
early
| March, and ought to be available from Palgrave Press in New York
(formerly
| St. Martin's) early in 2002.
|
| I do have a signed contract with London Books in England to write a
| general survey of medieval European queenship, which is to be ready
for
| submission to the press in the summer of 2002, and I'm already at work
on
| that. It will be as comprehensive as I can make it, both
geographically
| and chronologically, although the editors want me to concentrate on
| England. I hope some day to do a monograph on Edward II's wife
Isabella
| of France, though I just might end up incorporating a lot of the
material
| I've got ready for that in the general queenship book.
|
| Thanks for your interest--and for giving me the opportunity for a
little
| advance publicity.
|
| JCP




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