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Eleanor Of Aquitaine

Seal of Eleanor of Aquitaine Historic Waxcraft - & The Wieber Collection

Sarum (Salisbury) palace - where Eleanor of Aquitaine was imprisoned.

Eleanor of Aquitaine 1122-1204...Ruled France and the Duchy of Aquitaine along with England

Eleanor of Aquitaine

In 1152, Eleanor of Aquitaine obtained a divorce from Louis VII-the church sanctioned the divorce for a variety of reasons, but it certainly helped that Eleanor could prove her husband had'nt been intimate w/her for some time & thus there was little likelihood an heir would be conceived. Within several weeks Eleanor met Henry Plantagenet, who was her match in every way that Louis had not been They wed faster than propriety allowed & went on to solidify one of England's most powerful dynasty's.

Richard the Lionheart and Eleanor of Aquitane at Fontrevaudt Abbey near Chinon France i'VE NEVER SEEN THIS IN COLOR BEFORE.

Eleanor of Aquitaine. She was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. As well as being Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right, she was queen consort of France and of England.

eleanor of aquitaine- the mother of Richard the Lionheart and wife of Henry II. My favorite English Queen.

King John of England effigy at Worcester Cathedral, England. John was the youngest son of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. My 23rd g-grandfather (jlb)

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.

Eleanor of Aquitaine. Tomb effigy at Fontevrault

Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine my 23rd grandmother

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1121 - 1204). My 27th great grandmother (maternal).

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    Queen Tomyris, from the Villa Carducci Series of Famous Men and Women, c.1450 by Andrea del Castagno

King Richard I in the Royal Abby of Fontervrault

eleanor of aquitaine - Queen of England, Queen of France, Duchess of the Aquitaine. Mother of two kings, and two Queens. Grandmother of the King of England, King of France and the Holy Roman Emperor

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

Eleanor of Aquitaine informative

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 or 1124 – 1 April 1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. Eleanor became engaged to Henry Plantagenet, Count of Anjou and Duke of Normandy, her cousin within the third degree, who was nine years younger than her. The couple married on 18 May 1152, eight weeks after the annulment of Eleanor's first marriage.

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)