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'Fair Rosamund'

The story of Rosamund de Clifford is shrouded in more legends than most medieval lives. After Eleanor of Aquitaine, she is the woman most associated with Henry II, king of England. 1,586 more words

English History

Inventing Eleanor: The Medieval and Post-Medieval Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Michael R. Evans

I’m on record as saying that if I were to be a knight in service, to bend the knee to anyone in history, it would be to Eleanor of Aquitaine, “by the wrath of God, Quene of England.”  As a Medieval queen, and especially as one of significant personal power, she’s known to have done some monstrous deeds.   1,059 more words


One Gravestone, Two Books and Three Eleanors

I had to go into Scarborough this morning. I got off off the bus at the University and walked into town via the South Bay seafront, past the… 389 more words


Smothered Dove Breasts

One I’m trying to be a more adventurous cook and two its hard to turn down free food. These two situations created what I referred  as “My super medieval dinner” the other night.   92 more words


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

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