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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

Book Review

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

Family History

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

Book Reviews

Robin Hood: The King is Dead

Fairly early in Robin Hood (2010, dir. Ridley Scott), King Richard the Lionhearted (Danny Huston) gets killed by a crossbow bolt during a siege. When Robin (Russell Crowe) tells a royal official about this, the man replies, “The king is dead; long live the king.” The same thing happens when Robin later tells the Queen Mother Eleanor (Eileen Atkins, doing a not too bad Katherine Hapburn impersonation). 1,441 more words


Robin Hood: A Whole Lotta Plot Going On

I haven’t been able post in a long while because my husband and I just bought a house and spent most of last month moving and tackling moving-related stuff. 2,628 more words


The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick

I was craving an easier read after the last book so I picked up The Summer Queen from my library. It is the first of a trilogy about Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most powerful women in the Middle Ages. 383 more words