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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.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine, 1122-1204, the most powerful woman of the high middle ages, mother to three Plantagenet kings, Henry (the young king), Richard the Lionheart and John.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine(1122–1204) and King Henry II Plantagenet ( 1133 - 1189). They had 5 sons, and 3 daughters.

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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.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine between her son-Richard I and 2nd husband Henry II Tomb effigy at Fontevrault, France

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Another Rhead illustration -- Eleanor looks pretty good for a woman in her seventies.

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Fontevraud Abbey - Loire Valley, France. Final resting place of Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine : Her children (Issue): MarieCountess ofChampagne/ Alix,CountessofBlois/ Wm IX, CountofPoitiers/ HenryYoungKing/ Matilda, DuchessofSaxony/ Richard I, Kingof England/ Geoffrey II, DukeofBrittany/ Eleanor, QueenofCastile/ Joan, Queenof Sicily/ John, KingofEngland ~Via Carmen Regina Weyer Uint

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Eleanor_of_Aquitaine_wikibar.emf. One powerful woman!

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