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Joan Plantagenet, the English Queen of Sicily

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

The House Of Plantagenet

Berengaria of Navarre

Berengaria of Navarre was born around 1165 her parents were Sancho VI of Navarre and Sancha of Castile. She was gifted the fief of Monreal in 1185 by her father. 566 more words

Poetry Spotlight: "Ja Nus Hons Pris," by Richard the Lionheart

I highly recommend reading the poem before reading this post.

In 1192, Richard I (“the Lionheart”) was captured and imprisoned while returning to England from the Third Crusade. 869 more words


Eleanor of Aquitaine

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


Recently, a metal detecting newbie had an amazing find just 20 minutes after beginning to metal detect in Sherwood Forest. He discovered a golden ring, though to be from the 14th century, which may be worth up to £70,000. 307 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 [1], whilst some historians chose to look back to the Tudor queens of England; Mary and Elizabeth [2]. 1,553 more words