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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


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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Book Review

Eleanor of Aquitaine

March is Women’s History Month and all month long, Natural Zero is looking at great women in history, women who have shaped history in one way or another. 551 more words

Myths, Legends, and Genealogies

It’s fairly well known that I’ve been working on my genealogy, and that I’ve had a few lucky breaks along the way. Of course, genealogy is a tricky thing, especially once you’ve gone back past, say, 1700 or so, and some of the breaks you think you’ve found cannot be fully proven. 1,403 more words