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, wife of two kings: Louis VII of France & Henry II of England, mother of two more: Richard the Lionhearted & Nasty King John (yes, that's his official title, in my book, anyway); she went on a Crusade with Louis & ruled England temporarily in Richard's absence in the Holy Land.

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.

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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.

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.

Great hall of Poitou built by King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine

Great hall of Poitou built by King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine

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.

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.

Famous Tombs>Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine, their son Richard the Lionheart and Isabella d'Angouleme

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

Tomb of Elinor of Aquitaine 1204

Eleanor of Aquitaine, 1124 – 1 April 1204 was queen of France from 1137 to 1152 and queen of England from 1154 to

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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.

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.

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