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She Wolves – Episode 1 – Empress Matilda and Eleanor of Aquitaine 07.03.2012

England’s queens not always liked – problem with women and power
Matilda chased from the capital by an angry mob
First woman to claim the English crown in her own right… 2,088 more words


3 Names Worthy of Medieval Queens…and Modern-Day Princesses

Andrea Cefalo is a Medieval fiction author and Medieval history blogger. Her debut novel, The Fairytale Keeper,  was a quarter-finalist in Amazon’s 2013 Breakthrough Novel Contest. 813 more words

Medieval Queens

Generation 459, 1160-1180. Stories and songs

In 1160 Benjamin of Tudela, a rabbi from a small town in Navarre, set off on his travels. He made his way to the port of Tarragona and took a boat up the coast to Barcelona. 825 more words

Great Grandma Eleanor of Aquitaine

Little did I know that in 2003 that I would be visiting the last resting place of my 24th great-grandmother, Eleanor of Aquitaine. She lies serenely in company with her husband Henry II in Fontevraud Abbey near Chinon in the Loire Valley. 643 more words


Understanding Eleanor......

Eleanor of Aquitaine has always been an interesting historical figure. The interfering, adulterous wife, the pushy mother, the mother-in-law from hell, the wife of two kings and the mother of two more. 425 more words

Eleanor Of Aquitaine

Four Queens are Four Times the Fun---Nancy Goldstone's history of four sisters who ruled Europe

Nancy Goldstone’s entertaining, highly-readable history chronicles the lives of four sisters from Provence who became queens in 13th century Europe. The eldest, Marguerite, marries Louis IX, King of France, and her sister Eleanor marries Henry III, King of England. 248 more words


The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick

(Cover picture courtesy of Goodreads.)

Eleanor of Aquitaine is a 12th century icon who has fascinated readers for 800 years. But the real Eleanor remains elusive.

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