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Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine was very smart,

From her kingdom, she wouldn’t part,

When her father died in 1137,

Eleanor found ruling on her own simply heaven, 203 more words


Dinner Party with Zombies and Ghosts

You get to plan a dinner party for 4-8 of your favorite writers/artists/musicians/other notable figures, whether dead or alive. Who do you seat next to whom in order to inspire the most fun evening?

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Dissertation Books - She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled Before Elizabeth, Helen Castor Read 11/9/15

For some reason when I think of the first Queen of England I always think of Elizabeth I, even though her sister Mary ruled for 5 years before her.  553 more words


Prologue to Eleanor of Aquitaine - The Young Life


Eleanor of Aquitaine did not know she could change the world. Few caught in her charms could ever guess; her enemies would never believe; but she and her kin-court would travel the world and transform it in a fundamental way; only after great catastrophe. 313 more words

Autumn Recommendations: Historical Fiction

As an historian, it is no surprise that I love historical fiction. I love how easy it is to learn about the past and the life it gives to well known characters of our past. 1,104 more words

Book Reviews

Eleanor of Aquitaine: Why we should not 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. 1,550 more words


Spotlight: Elizabeth Chadwick and The Winter Crown

Elizabeth Chadwick, one of my favorite historical fiction authors, has a new novel–The Winter Crown. Here’s a spotlight on her second book about Eleanor of Aquitaine. 594 more words

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