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Eleanor of Aquitaine

By Alison Weir

“Prologue: 18 May 1152

In the Romanesque cathedral of Poitiers, a man and a woman stood before the high altar, exchanging wedding vows. 387 more words

Book Reviews

The Angevin Empire: A Family Drama

Regardless of what you think about the current state of politics in the United States, I at least take comfort in the fact that Jim Comey’s reference to Thomas Becket has made my degree in Medieval History relevant. 2,729 more words

"The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand"*...

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* Italo Calvino


As we wander within the walls, we might spare a thought for Henry I, King of Castile and Toledo; he died on this date in 1217 when a loose roof tile fell on his head.   42 more words

Bordeaux Day 3: The Magnificent City

What can I say about the city side of Bordeaux other than “I love it!”? 

If I was in the business of designing a modern city, it would be just like Bordeaux. 675 more words

Travel France

Such a nasty woman: on Eleanor of Aquitaine, femininity, reputation, and power

(This post was originally published 2 November 2016 here.)

As the world collectively crawls, gibbering and raving toward the end of the American presidential election, the medieval roots of society’s expectations of women are once again very firmly on display. 952 more words

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