ELEANOR OF CASTILE, QUEEN OF ENGLAND by The Lost Gallery, via Flickr. Eleanor of Castile, Queen consort of England. She was queen consort of King Edward I Longshanks Plantagenet. http://www.EleanorofAquitaine.Net
LEONOR PLANTAGENET REINA DE CASTILLA also known as Eleanor of England (1162 – 1214) - was Queen of Castile and Toledo as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile. She was a daughter of Henry II of England and his wife, Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor best inherited her mother's political influence. She was almost as powerful as her husband, who specified in his will that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death.
Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen of France, Queen of England, Mother & Grandmother of Kings and Queens Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful women in the world in the medieval era. Married first to the King of France -- and divorced from him in part because she had no sons -- she went on to have sons and daughters with her second husband, King Henry II of England.
Matilda of England, Holy Roman Empress as consort to German Henry V and heiress to the English throned by willful designation of her father Henry I. Her second marriage was to Geoffrey V Count of Anjou, the first of the Angevin Plantagenet line. She was granddaughter of William the Conqueror, mother of King Henry II of England, and in battle contested her cousin Stephen of Blois for the throne of England. www.eleanorofaquitaine.net
Matilda (c.1102-1167) was Queen of England for 100 days. She began as the child bride of the Holy Roman Emperor Henry V. The couple had no surviving offspring, but their marriage (despite their age difference) appeared to be a amicable. She learned German in order to become an effective consort. As Empress, Matilda assisted her husband in state & religious affairs & was loved by her adopted people. www.eleanorofaquitaine.net
The Beaufort Portcullis was a very important part of the representation of Henry VII and that of his descendants. Margaret Beaufort, his mother, is a descendant of the first duke of Lancester, John of Gaunt. He was the son of king Edward III which means that Henry Tudor had Royal blood which strengthens his claim on the throne