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.
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.
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.
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.