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Seal of Eleanor of Aquitaine

A very pretty Victorian painting of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE (c.1122-d.1204). Close up of head dress on her tomb

Eleanor of Aquitaine (c.1122 – 1204) Eleanor was one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages. Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right, she would go onto become queen-consort of France and later queen of England. Eleanor was the elder daughter of William, tenth Duke of Aquitaine. The exact date of her birth is unknown, but she was raised in one of Europe's most cultured courts and given an excellent education. She later became an important patron of poets and writers. The deat...

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 –1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. Eleanor of Aquitaine is the only woman to have been queen of both France and England.

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

Matilda (Edith) of Scotland (1080 - 1118). First wife of Henry I of England. Queen from 1100 - 1118. Mother of Empress Matilda. When she was baptized she pulled the crown off of Matilda of Flanders head, which was seen as a sign that she would be queen. She was the mother of William of England and Empress Matilda.

A close-up of the tomb of Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen consort of Henry II of England.

Children of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York: Arthur, Prince of Wales. Margaret, Queen of Scotland. Henry, King of England. Mary, Queen of France.