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  • Title: The Reciprocal Loyalty of Eleanor of Aquitaine and William Marshal
  • Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.  Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi ParsonsThe New Middle Ages.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 237 - 245.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Eleanor of Aquitaine, Wife of Louis VII of France and Henry II of England Histoire de Guillaume le Marechal, Anglo Norman Poem Historiography Literature- Verse Politics Queens William Marshal I, Earl of Pembroke Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;France
  • Century: 12-13
  • Related Resources: In Chapter 11, "The Reciprocal Loyalty of EA and William Marshal," Evelyn Mullally examines the Histoire de Guillaume le MarĊ½chal, one of the only extant contemporary sources whose author had access to the royal household. EA appears very favorably in thi
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  • Abstract: The Anglo-Norman verse biography of William Marshal (ca. 1226) affords brief but favorable glimpses of Eleanor of Aquitaine unobtainable from any other source. In 1168, she lavishly rewards his part in rescuing her from a Poitevin ambush; after her son Richard I's accession, William supports her in the government of England during Richard's absence. [Reprinted with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.]
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312295820
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