Categories
Log in
There’s so much more to discover

Eleanor Of Aquitaine

Great hall of Poitou built by King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine

OEleanor 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.

Plantagenet (1154-1399): Wimple, Barbette- supposedly introduced by Eleanor of Aquitaine, was a band of linen encircling the face and pinned into place. At first it was only worn by royal ladies with a circlet or coronet (Fig 11) but was eventually adopted by all classes Wimple- appeared by 1190, a length of fine linen or silk draped underneath the chin, across the throat. The ends were pinned at the crown of the head. Crespine

Queen Urraca of Leon, Castile and Galicia April 1179-8 March 1226 was the daughter of Alfonso VIII and Eleanor of England. She died in childbirth. Her maternal grandparents were Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

John Lackland, King of England, the youngest son of King Henry II by Eleanor of Aquitaine

Worcester Cathedral Tomb and effigy of King John, son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and brother of King Richard I.

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 (image is as close as anyone can guess). One of the more interesting and powerful queens of the Middle Ages. Queen of France (married to King Louis VII) and then Queen of England (remarried to King Henry II a.k.a Henry Plantagenet, first of the Angevin kings of England). Mother of two future English kings, Richard the Lionheart and John.

Four of my Plantagenet ancestors are buried at the Abbey of Fontevraud including two of my favorites - King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.. and King Richard The Lion Heart and Isabella of Angouleme.

Constance of Castile (1141 – 4 October 1160) was the second wife of Louis VII, King of France, following his divorce from Eleanor of Aquitaine. She was a daughter of Alphonse VII, King of Galicia, León and Castile, and Berenguela of Barcelona. Her maternal grandparents were Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona and his third wife Douce I, Countess of Provence.

Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful and fascinating personalities of feudal Europe. At age 15 she married Louis VII, King of France, bringing into the union her vast possessions from the River Loire to the Pyrenees.

Eleanor of Aquitaine (in French: Aliénor d’Aquitaine, Éléonore de Guyenne) (1122[note 1] – 1 April 1204) 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 (1137–1152) and of England (1154–1189). Eleanor of Aquitaine is the only woman to have been queen of both France and England.

Alienor d'Aquitaine was one butt-kicking lady. First off, she owned basically all of France during her life (1122-1204). First, she married the King of France (who she was richer than...score one). Then dumped him for the hotter and more powerful King of England (score two) who then became the King of France as well (score three). She was then held captive by her husband the Ki...

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204). One of the most powerful women in European history. Wife of two kings (Louis VII king of France & Henry II Plantagenet king of England) and mother of other three (Henry the Young King, Richard I Lionheart & John I Lackland). Joined her military on the Crusades. Spent 16 years imprisoned. Poisoned her husband's mistress. Died a nun at 82 years old.

Eleanor of Aquitaine's effigy at Fontrevault. Queen of France and England, she was known for her passion for reading. 25th GGrandmother

When Eleanor of Aquitaine married Louis VII of France in 1137, she gave him the rock crystal vase on the left as a wedding present. The inscription on it says he, in turn, gave it to the Abbey of St.-Denis. It is now in the Louvre in Paris and is the only artifact of Eleanor's known to exist today.

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

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 or 1124 – April 1, 1204) - One of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. One tough chick, generally speaking.

A close-up of the tomb of Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. She knew how important books are...must run in the family

The first woman to ask for divorce and lead an army, Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122) 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.

A vase that once belonged to Eleanor of Aquitaine

Fontevraud Abbey - Loire Valley, France. Final resting place of Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II.