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
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Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eleanor of Aquitaine, (also called Eleanor of Guyenne, French Éléonore or Aliénor, d’Aquitaine or de Guyenne) Duchess of Aquitaine, Queen of France and later Queen of England and Queen Regent, she was just a bit of a powerful woman, was born about 1124 in Poitiers, France to William X and Aenor de Châtellerault. 1,181 more words
Gunnora Haraldsdottir de Crepon de Danemark
Gunnora was born in about 936 ce in western Normandy, there is no definitive name for her father but it was speculated to be either a forester from Pays de Caux or , most likely, Harald Bluetooth, a Danish king. 284 more words
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 , whilst some historians chose to look back to the Tudor queens of England; Mary and Elizabeth . 1,553 more words