The Son She Loved. The Betrayal She Faced. The
Legend She Became.
The stunning conclusion to the Eleanor of Aquitaine
Imprisoned by her husband. Separated from her children. If
King Henry II thought these things would push his queen into
submission, he was wrong. Eleanor of Aquitaine refused to
give into his tyranny. Freed by his death, she became
dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and
power that Henry bred among his sons had grown into a
dangerous rivalry that Eleanor must skillfully control.
Eleanor would need every ounce of courage and fortitude as
she crossed the Alps in winter to bring her son Richard his
bride, ransom him from imprisonment and deal with his
brother John's treachery. Her indomitable spirit would be
tested to its limits as she attempted to keep the peace
between her warring sons, fend off enemies, and negotiate a
magnificent future for a chosen granddaughter.