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Eleanor of Aquitaine: Wife of Henry II

Eleanor of Aquitaine was born in France of 1122, to parents William X, the Duke of Aquitaine and Aenor de Chatellerault.  In 1130, Eleanor’s mother, brother and sister died, and on Good Friday 1137, her father died at Compostela. 408 more words


Joan Plantagenet, the English Queen of Sicily

It’s safe to say that Eleanor of Aquitaine’s five daughters have pretty much been over-shadowed by their legendary mother, but her youngest, Joan, gave her a solid run for her money. 1,108 more words

The House Of Plantagenet

The Early Years

“What miserable drones and traitors

have I nourished and brought up

in my household,

who let their lord be treated

with such shameful contempt

by a low-born cleric?”

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Berengaria of Navarre

Berengaria of Navarre was born around 1165 her parents were Sancho VI of Navarre and Sancha of Castile. She was gifted the fief of Monreal in 1185 by her father. 566 more words

January Wrap-up

In January I had a successful reading month. I read a total of 9 books some I enjoyed immensely others not so much. 687 more words

Alison Weir

Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life

Alison Weir

Historian Alison Weir does her usual thorough and readable job telling the story of one of history’s most intriguing women. From her birth in Aquitaine to her death at Fontrevault Abbey, Eleanor was never out of the public eye. 46 more words

Book Reviews

Eleanor of Aquitaine: Why we shouldn’t forget the medieval era when searching for our most powerful queens.

On the 9th September, Queen Elizabeth II surpassed Queen Victoria as the longest reigning British monarch. Journalists marked the event with comparisons between the two queens [1], whilst some historians chose to look back to the Tudor queens of England; Mary and Elizabeth [2]. 1,553 more words