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Eleanor of Aquitaine - the queen who wouldn't quit

This post is adapted from a class I co-taught at a judicial conference last year, marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.


It all started with a 12th Century French Duchess. 1,487 more words

The Lion's Mother

Eleanor of Aquitaine is an interesting woman to read about. The Queen of both France and England and mother to one of the most memorable medieval kings, Richard I. 616 more words

Eleanor Of Aquitaine

The Mother of a Lion

This month we have been given the challenge of writing about a person or event that has rarely been discussed on this blog. I have decided to do some research into Eleanor of Aquitaine. 644 more words

12th Century

Places which Ended Up in my Novels

Welcome again to Cathie Dunn, whose novels are a delight to read, and as all good historical novels should, hers have a very special sense of place. 831 more words


This is me

I decided to start this blog to document my writing and research. I like to write both fiction and non-fiction as I am a history post-grad. 78 more words

Eleanor Of Aquitaine

The Queen's Man by Sharon Kay Penman

Rating: 2.5 Stars

“Do you think the king is dead?”


Justin de Quincy is a bishop’s bastard. When he finds out that the man he supposed to be his benefactor is in reality his father, he storms off.

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Book Review

Blondel's Song, by David Boyle

It’s been more than a year since I finished university, and I’ve found myself missing the learning part of education (I am not yet missing the essays, and I doubt that’s ever going to happen). 411 more words