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Eleanor, 'the Pearl of Brittany'

Eleanor of Brittany was born around 1184, the daughter of Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke of Brittany by right of his wife, and Constance of Brittany. Described as beautiful, she has been called the Pearl, the Fair Maid and the Beauty of Brittany. 711 more words

Arthur of Brittany

A Plantagenet prince, Arthur of Brittany’s story is one of the most tragic of the Medieval period. The posthumous son of Geoffrey, 4th son of Henry II of England, and Constance of Brittany, he was Duke of Brittany from the moment of his birth. 623 more words

Why Eleanor?

Actually, I have no idea what my parents would have called me had I been gender assigned female at birth, but I’ll go with Eleanor as we have a mutual appreciation for Eleanor of Aquitaine. 148 more words


Part 1: France and England

Happy 2015! It’s been a few weeks but I’m back! I’ve been on some wonderful adventures in France and England. I’ll be spending the next few days or so discussing my travels. 569 more words


19th December 1154. The Two Kings.

By conquest, luck and marriage, the inheritance of four great dynasties had fallen to one man’s lot, when King Stephen, the usurper, was replaced by one of the strongest, most ruthless, most imaginative of medieval kings: Henry the Lawmaker, the gatherer of lands and riches.  654 more words


12 Days of Christmas: THE LION IN WINTER

Ah, Christmas! A time for family reunions.  Things may, at times, get a bit tense as everyone is gathering together in confined quarters.  But few Christmas gatherings compare to Henry II of England and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine as they gather with their sons at the castle where she has been imprisoned by her husband. 179 more words