Discover and save creative ideas

    Eleanor Plantagenet, the Pearl of Brittany, 5th Countess of Richmond, eldest daughter of Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany and Constance, Duchess of Brittany, and granddaughter of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Potential heiress of England, Brittany, Anjou, and Aquitaine, she was seen as a threat by her uncle, King John, and imprisoned from the age of 18 until she died sometime between her 54th to 58th year--1202 to c.1241--longest imprisonment of a member of an English royal family.

    2y

    2 comments

    • Edie Engel

      Eleanor Plantagenet, the Pearl of Brittany, 5th Countess of Richmond, eldest daughter of Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany and Constance, Duchess of Brittany, and granddaughter of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Potential heiress of England, Brittany, Anjou, and Aquitaine, she was seen as a threat by her uncle, King John, and imprisoned from the age of 18 until she died sometime between her 54th to 58th year--1202 to c.1241--longest imprisonment of a member of an English royal family.

    • Tartan Pixie

      Eleanor the "Fair Maid of Brittany", 5th Countess of Richmond, also known as Damsel of Brittany or Pearl of Brittany, was the eldest daughter of Geoffrey Plantagenet and Constance, Duchess of Brittany. As the rightful heiress to vast lands including England, Anjou, and Aquitaine since 1203 and thus a potential threat to the throne of her uncle John of England and cousin Henry III of England, she was imprisoned from 1202 and thus became the longest imprisoned member of an English royal family.

    People also love

    Geoffrey Plantagenet, 4th son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Duke of Brittany, father of Eleanor, Maude, and Arthur of Brittany. Brother of Kings Richard I, and John.

    "Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

    Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of Henry II of England

    JOAN PLANTAGENET QUEEN OF SICILY...daughter of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

    Effigy's of King Henry II of England and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine

    King John of England effigy at Worcester Cathedral, England. John was the youngest son of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine.

    Seal of Eleanor of Aquitaine

    Eleanor of Aquitaine

    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...

    Alfonso VIII (1155-1214) King of Castile and Toledo (Spain) was Married to Eleanor Plantagenet Daughter of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine

    Henry II, first Plantagenet King of England.

    King Henry II of England Pendant

    Eleanor of England (1162 – 1214) was Queen of Castile and Toledo as wife of Alfonso VIII of Castile. She was a daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor 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. My 30th GGM.

    Tomb Effigy of Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of King Henry II. One of the strongest and most fascinating women in history. Born 1122, died 1204 at L'Abbaye Fountevraud, France.

    Eleanor of Aquitaine- Queen of France, then divorced the king to become Queen of England by marrying Henry II, then in her old age led their sons in rebellion against him. She was definitely a different type of lady for her era!

    Henry II Plantagenet husband of Queen Eleanor

    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.

    King Henry II of England

    King Henry II

    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.