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). 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 (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.
Made for Richard II and worn by his wife and then given as part of the dowery along with an English Princess a few years later when she married into a german royal house. This is the only reason it survived the brutal melting down of the crown jewels by Oliver Cromwell and so it is the last English Medieval crown still in existence. As well as the large rubies and sapphires, there are small emeralds and diamonds and some enamel work too. and the obvious pearls.
Henry Fitzempress, Count of Anjou, Touraine and Maine. Duke of Normandy and the Aquitiane. King of England. Eleanor of Aqutaine, Queen of England and at one time, Queen of France, Duchess of the Aqutaine. When they met he was 19 and she was probably 30. She gave him 8 children. 7 Survived to maturity, as did two princesses of France