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Eleanor Of Aquitaine

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 (1122-1204) The most powerful woman of the High Middle Ages. Mother to three Plantagenet Kings: Henry (the Young King), Richard (the Lionheart) and John.

Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine Plantagenet; 27th Great Grandmother

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

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 on the left with a companion, probably Isabella of Angoulême, from a mural in the Chapel of St. Radegund, Chinon

Eleanor of Aquitaine Ruby Ring | Hedgerow Rose

Worksheets: Women in History: Eleanor of Aquitaine

Henry II was notorious for his illicit relations with other men’s wives, and for having several illegitimate children. However, few records containing information about them have survived, and only records about the most infamous mistresses would have been written to start with. Henry II married Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1152. Generation 28 on family tree.

Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of two kings: Louis VII of France & Henry II of England, mother of two more: Richard the Lionhearted & Nasty King John (yes, that's his official title, in my book, anyway); she went on a Crusade with Louis & ruled England temporarily in Richard's absence in the Holy Land.

One of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages, Eleanor of Aquitaine was Countess of Poitou, Queen of France and later Queen of England. She influenced politics, sponsored the Courtly Love movement, and even went on Crusade.

Eleanor of Aquitaine rock crystal vase. Eleanor gave the vase to her first husband Louis VII of France as a wedding gift. He in turn donated it to the Abbey of Saint-Denis.

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

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...

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)

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.

Who is the illustrator? I love the style.

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.

Great Women (Coloring Book Paper Dolls)

♥ Eleanor stamp, 2004. Eleanor of Aquitaine married a King of France, then a King of England, went on a crusade, plotted, was imprisoned in a castle. She was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. en.wikipedia.org/...

Fontevraud Abbey - King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine tombs are found there

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine 1122-1204 The first Queen of France. Two of her sons Richard and John went on to become Kings of England. Educated, beautiful and highly articulate, Eleanor influenced the politics of western Europe through her alliances and influence over her sons.

Queen Eleanor d'Aquitaine 1122/1204 | King Henry II | House of Plantagenet/Angevin | House of Poitiers

Henry II had Eleanor imprisoned for the next 16 years. In 1189, Henry died and Eleanor of Aquitaine's favorite son, Richard the Lionheart, became king (his older brother Henry had already died). Richard soon went away on the Third Crusade, leaving his mother as regent of England. Eleanor survived Richard and lived long into the reign of her youngest son, King John. Like his brother, King John respected his mother and heeded her advice so that even at the age of 77,