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Celebrating Eleanor of Aquitaine’s Marriage to Henry Plantagenet with Chateau d’Issan - The Foundation Stone of the English Love Affair with the Bordeaux Region...

On Friday 18th May I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a superb celebratory dinner at the Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament. 732 more words

Eleanor of Aquitaine: Mother of the Pride

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) was one of the most famous women of medieval Europe, and the richest woman of her time, becoming Queen of France as the wife of Louis VII and, then, England as the wife of Henry II. 147 more words


The Girl Who Left Her Drink Everywhere Hoping to Get Poisoned

Drink poisoning has been having something of a moment ever since Black Mirror offered up that final episode of season four, “Black Museum,” in which the curator trustingly sips from the water bottle offered to him by his sole patron without so much as a second thought about the nature behind such expected “good will.” For Judea, the idea of being poisoned unbeknownst to her had always seemed romantic. 1,474 more words

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The Lion in Winter (1968) / Angevin Empire


Set during Christmas 1183 at Henry II of England’s castle in Chinon, Anjou, Angevin Empire, the play opens with the arrival of Henry’s wife… 90 more words


The Anarchy ~ Civil War

In August 1139, the Angevin invasion finally arrived.

Baldwin de Redvers crossed over from Normandy to Wareham in an initial attempt to capture a port to receive the Empress Matilda’s invading army, but Stephen’s forces forced him to retreat into the south-west. 5,270 more words



With its ancient churches, numerous bookstores and fantastic shops, Poitiers is one of my favourite French cities. Its medieval centre is a delight to wander around, a maze of winding streets featuring charming timber-clad buildings and distractingly tempting food shops and cafés. 700 more words


The Early Years of Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine stands as one of the most recognizable names from the Middle Ages. For those who know a bit about her, her status as an heiress in her own right might come to mind, as might her rather shocking divorce from the king of France. 3,807 more words

The House Of Plantagenet