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Fontevraud, Robert d'Arbrissel and Monasticism.

Fontevraud has appeared in some of my other posts because Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard I and Isabelle of Angouleme are buried there. 1,909 more words

Medieval

More Gisburnalia!

In case you missed them (like I’d give you a chance…) there are two more ‘director’s cut’ deleted scenes from Gisburne opus The Red Hand… 66 more words

Guy Of Gisburne

"War was their vocation and power their obsession, but in the course of pursuing it they managed to reinvent government."

My most vivid memory of Richard I is from a Robin Hood cartoon I used to watch as a child. Richard was a bluff, muscular, bearded, big-chested bear of a man who always rode in at the nick of time, just when his whiny, pasty-faced, skinny brother John was about to commit some new travesty. 2,078 more words

Eleanor, 'the Pearl of Brittany'

Eleanor of Brittany was born around 1184, the daughter of Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke of Brittany by right of his wife, and Constance of Brittany. Described as beautiful, she has been called the Pearl, the Fair Maid and the Beauty of Brittany. 711 more words

Arthur of Brittany

A Plantagenet prince, Arthur of Brittany’s story is one of the most tragic of the Medieval period. The posthumous son of Geoffrey, 4th son of Henry II of England, and Constance of Brittany, he was Duke of Brittany from the moment of his birth. 623 more words

Why Eleanor?

Actually, I have no idea what my parents would have called me had I been gender assigned female at birth, but I’ll go with Eleanor as we have a mutual appreciation for Eleanor of Aquitaine. 148 more words

Gender Dysphoria

Part 1: France and England

Happy 2015! It’s been a few weeks but I’m back! I’ve been on some wonderful adventures in France and England. I’ll be spending the next few days or so discussing my travels. 569 more words

Travel