Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 or 1124 – 1 April 1204) was Queen Consort of France,and also Queen Consort of England. She was one of the most powerful women in Middle Ages. In 1157 she gave birth to her favorite son Richard the Lionheart. She outlived all her children except for King John and Eleanor, Queen of Castile. Eleanor of Aquitaine was renowned for her powerful personality and leading her sons in rebellion against their father, King Henry II.
Eleanor of Aquitaine 1122-1204 The queen consort of both Louis VII of France and Henry II of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine was the mother of Richard the Lion-Heart and John of England. She was perhaps the most powerful woman in 12th century Europe.
♛ A L I E N O R - a television adaptation with Eva Green as Eleanor of Aquitaine; 10 episodes from 1137 to 1189 showing key events in the reign of Eleanor of Aquitaine, 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. [x] Eleanor was a mature woman, mother, and grandmother. She exhibited great tenacity, political wisdom and amazing energy well into her 80s. With the well…
Nice portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine, holding her rock crystal vase. It was given to her by her grandfather, William IX of Aquitaine, and she later gave it to Louis VII as a wedding present. It still survives, and is on display in the Louvre museum. Eleanor of Aquitaine by *dashinvaine on deviantART
Eleanor of Aquitaine (c.1122-1204) bore Henry II of England 3 daughters & 5 sons. In addition to being Queen Consort, Eleanor regained her position as Duchess of Aquitaine & ruled her home state independently; she was an excellent ruler & she was much beloved by her people. Eleanor & Henry (pictured here) were a match politically & romantically, although sometimes Henry's eye wandered. But his brief affairs were never a threat to Eleanor until he became infatuated with Rosamund Clifford.
French Castles : Chateau Guillaume the Castle of Eleanor of Aquitaine the Woman Who Ruled France and England.
The Children of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine: =John King of England 23nd GGF through: —HENRYIII King of England 22ndGGF —Joan of Wales 21st GGM =Eleanor Queen of Castile 23rd GGM through: —Berengaria-Queen of Castile 22nd GGM —Blanche-Queen of France 22nd GGM ==Richard the LIONHEART 23rdGGU