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  • Record Number: 28444
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Hanaphy , Stephen,
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  • Title: Consolation and Desperation: A Study of the Letters of Peter of Blois in the Name of Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine
  • Source: Medieval Italy, Medieval and Early Modern Women: Essays in Honour of Christine Meek.  Edited by Conor Kostick.  Four Courts Press, 2010.  Pages 206 - 219.
  • Description: The author argues that the letters Peter of Blois wrote in Eleanor of Aquitaine’s name concerning King Richard’s captivity were not intended to be sent to Pope Celestine III. But as a member of Eleanor’s household in 1192-1193, Peter was preoccupied with her son’s plight and applied his considerable rhetorical skills to making persuasive arguments on Eleanor’s behalf. [Description supplied by Feminae.]
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Eleanor of Aquitaine, Wife of Louis VII of France and Henry II of England Grief Latin Literature Letters Literature- Prose Peter of Blois, Archdeacon of Bath and London Politics Queens Rhetoric Richard I Lionheart, King of England
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 12
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  • Year of Publication: 2010.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9781846822223
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