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Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life

Alison Weir

Historian Alison Weir does her usual thorough and readable job telling the story of one of history’s most intriguing women. From her birth in Aquitaine to her death at Fontrevault Abbey, Eleanor was never out of the public eye. 46 more words

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Eleanor of Aquitaine: Why we shouldn’t forget the medieval era when searching for our most powerful queens.

On the 9th September, Queen Elizabeth II surpassed Queen Victoria as the longest reigning British monarch. Journalists marked the event with comparisons between the two queens [1], whilst some historians chose to look back to the Tudor queens of England; Mary and Elizabeth [2]. 1,553 more words


Historical Royal Women Profiles: Eleanor of Aquitaine Pt. 1

Eleanor of Aquitaine was born either in 1122 or 1124 in the duchy of Aquitaine (which is now a part of France). She was the eldest daughter of Duke William X of Aquitaine and Aenor of Chatellerault. 274 more words


Eleanor & Rosamund: Rivals Shmivals

Okay Ladybirds and Gentlemen Callers, grab yo’ wine and settle in for another intriguing installment of history as interpreted by moi, your crappy-haired-television-obsessed faithful imparter of whimsy and cold hard facts. 780 more words

Queen of Love by Christopher Nicole

Eleanor of Aquitaine blows my mind. So, this lovely lady lived in the 1100’s, when women were property, but somehow, she managed to become one of the most powerful people of her time. 859 more words

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Facts and Stories about Eleanor of Aquitaine

Living eighty years, she was the wife of the King of France when she was thirteen, then at twenty-eight wife of the King of England, and finally mother of three English kings. 4,850 more words

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Book Review: “The Medieval and Post-Medieval Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine” by Michael R. Evans

Everybody loves Eleanor of Aquitaine. But did you know there are a lot of myths and legends that surround her story? Michael Evans has studied all the evidence from primary sources forward in an effort to find the real story of this popular Queen. 283 more words

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