Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 or 1124 – 1 April 1204) was Queen Consort of France,and also Queen Consort of England. She was one of the most powerful women in Middle Ages. In 1157 she gave birth to her favorite son Richard the Lionheart. She outlived all her children except for King John and Eleanor, Queen of Castile. Eleanor of Aquitaine was renowned for her powerful personality and leading her sons in rebellion against their father, King Henry II.

reminding me to ✯AURORA✯ Aurora, goddess of the dawn, renews herself every morning and flies across the sky, announcing the arrival of the sun. :::: original : Eleanor of Aquitaine ~ Kinuko Craft

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204). One of the most powerful women in European history. Wife of two kings (Louis VII king of France Henry II Plantagenet king of England) and mother of other three (Henry the Young King, Richard I Lionheart John I Lackland). Joined her military on the Crusades. Spent 16 years imprisoned. Poisoned her husband's mistress. Died a nun at 82 years old.

A Polar Bears Tale: Eleanor of Aquitaine's tomb effigy in Fontevrault Abbey, France. One of the most powerful women of the middle ages, by the time of her death in 1204 she had been queen consort of both France and England.

My List of Epic Queens  (part 2/3) Zenobia / Helena/ Theodora/ Wu Zetian/ Irene of Athens/ Tamar the Great/ Eleanor of Aquitaine

Epic Queens Zenobia / Helena/ Theodora/ Wu Zetian/ Irene of Athens/ Tamar the Great/ Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine inherited her father's lands in 1137, and married Louis VII of France that same year. Their marriage was annulled in 1152. She then married Henry II of England, bearing him eight children including sons Richard (the Lion-Hearted) and John who would both become king. Eleanor promoted courtly culture, including troubadour songs, and was a savvy military adviser to her sons.

Eleanor of Aquitaine,wife of Henry II Mother to Richard the Lion Heart. My favorite Queen.

<3 Eleanor stamp, 2004. Eleanor of Aquitaine married a King of France, then a King of England, went on a crusade, plotted, was imprisoned in a castle. She was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_Aquitaine

Collectors Stamp of Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine (c. Queen of two kings: King Louis VII of France and Queen of King Henry II of England.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of two kings: Louis VII of France Henry II of England, mother of two more: Richard the Lionhearted King John; she went on a Crusade with Louis ruled England temporarily in Richard's absence in the Holy Land.

The Children of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Henry was the first Plantagenet king.

Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine had 8 children. His son, Richard I of England also known as Richard the Lion Heart went on to become successor of his father.

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When Eleanor of Aquitaine married Louis VII of France in 1137, she gave him the rock crystal vase on the left as a wedding present. The inscription on it says he, in turn, gave it to the Abbey of St.-Denis. It is now in the Louvre in Paris and is the only artifact of Eleanor's known to exist today.

When Eleanor of Aquitaine married Louis VII of France in she gave him this rock crystal vase as a wedding present. It is now in the Louvre in Paris and is the only artifact of Eleanor's known to exist today.

Fountevraud Abbey in France. Recumbent figures of Plantagenet dynasty: Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine, their son Richard the Lion Heart and Isabella d'Angouleme

Fontevraud interior: This abbey is home to tombs of the Plantagenet kings – Henry II and Richard the Lionheart.

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 – 1204). First wife of both Louis VII of France and Henry II of England. Queen of France from 1137 - 1152. Queen of England from 1154 - 1189. She married Henry after divorcing Louis VII of France. They had many children and she led her sons in rebellion against their father. She was the mother of Henry the young king, Richard I, and King John.

Eleanor of Aquitaine – First wife of both Louis VII of France and Henry II of England. Queen of France from 1137 - Queen of England from 1154 - She had two daughters with Louis VII before they divorced.

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