The Provençal Sisters Who Ruled Europe
From a cultured childhood in Provence, each sister was propelled into a world marked by shifting alliances, intrigue, and subterfuge. Marguerite, the eldest, whose resolution and spirit would be tested by the cold splendor of the Palais du Roi in Paris; Eleanor, whose soaring political aspirations would provoke her kingdom to civil war; Sanchia, the neglected wife of the richest man in England who bought himself the crown of Germany; and Beatrice, whose desire for sovereignty was so acute that she risked her life to earn her place at the royal table.
Marguerite, Queen, consort of Louis IX, King of France, 1221-1295.
Eleanor, of Provence, Queen, consort of Henry III, King of England, 1223 or 1224-1291.
Beatrice, of Provence, Queen of Sicily, consort of Charles I, King of Naples, 1234-1267.
Sancha, of Provence, Queen, consort of Richard, King of the Romans, 1225-1261.
Queens -- Europe -- Biography.
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