Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings Author:Amy Kelly "A chronicle written with dash and spirit...As a history of the violent, vigorous, brutal, treacherous, idealistic and generally spectacular twelfth century in Western Europe, [Miss Kelley's] book is absorbing...I found every bit of it fascinating.' — 'The book is based on sound scholarship and written with selective skill and with considerable s... more »tyle, and it makes even the best historical novel seem like pap.
'Amy Kelly writes truth for truth. When she does not know, she says so. When she guesses, she says she is guessing. She makes no 'attempt to fictionalize.' Yet her book reads like colorful romance...rich and stimulating...Because of its learning, it is a book for the historian and for the student of the Middle Ages. It is also a book for all who love a gallant woman...gallantly portrayed.'« less