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Eleanor Of Aquitaine

Courtesy of Kathryn Warner, Westminster Abbey: Effigy of Edward II's mother Eleanor of Castile (c. late 1241 - 28 November 1290), queen of England, lady of Ireland, duchess of Aquitaine, and countess of Ponthieu in her own right. Doña Leonor was born as the 12th of 15 children of Fernando III, king of Castile and Leon, and married fifteen-year-old Lord Edward, son and heir of Henry III of England, 1 November 1254, when she was thirteen or almost.

Interesting article on Eleanor of Aquitaine - one of my personal heroines - and female founder of the Plantagenet lineage.

Eleanor of Aquitaine's effigy at Fontrevault. Queen of France and England, she was known for her passion for reading. Lovely.

John "Lackland", King of England. This is "Evil" Prince John, sonof Eleanor of Aquitaine, brother to Richard the Lionheart. He eventually signed the Magna Carta. He is my 26th great grandfather.

Henry II was King of England from 1154-1189. He was also known as Henry Plantagenet, and can be seen as the father of that house. He was the second husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine, who bore him ten children. He was the son of the Empress of Matilda and Geoffrey V of Anjou.

AKA the Count of Anjou, Henry Fitzempress, Henry Curtmantle (Shortmantle), Henry Plantagenet, son of Empress Matilda and Geoffrey of Anjou. Married to Eleanor of Aquitaine with 8 children. They are to me the most amazing medieval family, rivaled only by the Yorks in later years.. - agreed!

Queen Urraca of Leon, Castile and Galicia May 1287 - 3 Nov 1220 was the daughter of Alfonso VIII and Eleanor of England. Her maternal grandparents were Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquataine. Ancestor

Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine between her son-Richard I and 2nd husband Henry II Tomb effigy at Fontevrault, France

The first woman to ask for divorce and lead an army, Eleanor of Aquitaine lived until she was 82 (pretty good considering most died in their 40s). She got a formal education, which was really rare for women in that era. There are rumours that she poisoned her second husband Henry II’s mistress, the Fair Rosamund. This lady’s bad-ass. (Painting by Edmund Blair Leighton)

It's good to be Queen " Eleanor of Aquitaine...only woman to be a queen of both England and France.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor de Aquitânia em efígie do Fontrevault. Rainha da França e da Inglaterra, ela era conhecida por sua paixão pela leitura. Adoráve

Tombs of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine at Fontevraud Cathedral

The entire Merovingian line is transmitted to Plantagenets only through Eleanor of Aquitaine

Mathilda Plantagenet, daughter of Henry II and Eleanore of Aquitaine Birth: 1156 Death: Jun. 28, 1189 Princess of England. Daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Married the 27 years o...

Lovely Eleanor of Aquitaine - wife of Henry II, who was her second husband. Mother of three Plantagenet kings - Henry the Young King, Richard the Lionheart and King John.

The Eleanor of Aquitaine vase from the Louvre. You have no idea how pissed I am that I passed this over when I went to the Louvre. I had no idea. No idea.

Richard I "The Lionheart", House of Plantagenet, b.6 September 1157 d.06 April 1199, son of Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine. King of England 1189-1199.

Eleanor of Aquitaine. Born in France, circa 1122 and died April 1, 1204. Eleanor of Aquitaine inherited her father's lands in 1137, and married Louis VII of France that same year. Their marriage was annulled in 1152. She then married Henry II of England, bearing him eight children including sons Richard (the Lion-Hearted) and John who would both become king. Eleanor promoted courtly culture, including troubadour songs, and was a savvy military adviser to her sons.

Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of Henry II of England - kings-and-queens Photo

  • Caroline Routh

    what a joke... Why should she look like a soupy Victorian just because a 19 th C artist made this picture ?

Eleanor of Aquitaine inherited her father's lands in 1137, and married Louis VII of France that same year. Their marriage was annulled in 1152. She then married Henry II of England, bearing him eight children including sons Richard (the Lion-Hearted) and John who would both become king. Eleanor promoted courtly culture, including troubadour songs, and was a savvy military adviser to her sons.

Fountevraud Abbey in France. Recumbent figures of Plantagenet dynasty: Henry II Eleanor of Aquitaine, their son Richard the Lion Heart and Isabella d'Angouleme

Got to see this is France. "Eleanor (Aliénor) of Aquitaine (1122 - 1204 ), Queen of France then England and one of the most remarkable women of the high middle ages, lived her last years and died at Fontervraud, and hubbie Henry II (1133 - 1154 - 1189 ), the first Plantagenet King of England, though he came from Le Mans." These two would not be happy to be buried next to each other!