Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen in a Man’s World

© Olivier Roller 2018

In 1173, Eleanor of Aquitaine and three of her sons instigated a rebellion to overthrow the English king, her husband Henry Plantagenet. What prompted this revolt? How does a great queen persuade her children to rise up against their father? In The Revolt, Clara-Dupont-Monod’s latest novel, Richard Lionheart tells the story of his mother, a queen in a man’s world. 

Clara-Dupont-Monod lifts the veil over Eleanor of Aquitaine in an exclusive interview:

Enjoy a reading of an excerpt of The Revolt in English by David Mildon:

Enjoy a reading of an excerpt of La révolte in French by David Mildon:

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Related / Latest Publication:
The Revolt, translated by Ruth Diver (Quercus, 2020)

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