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.
Eleanor of Aquitaine great grandmother of Eleanor de Moubray who married Baron de la Warr. Married to Henry II and before that to Louis VII of France. Mother of Richard the Lonheart, and King John to name two of her children, also Matilda of Saxony. King John was the father of Henry 111, who was the grandfather of Joan of Lancaster, mother of Eleanor of Moubary, wife of the baron de la Warr
Nice portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine, holding her rock crystal vase. It was given to her by her grandfather, William IX of Aquitaine, and she later gave it to Louis VII as a wedding present. It still survives, and is on display in the Louvre museum. Eleanor of Aquitaine by *dashinvaine on deviantART
The Eleanor of Aquitaine Vase.' It can now be seen on permanent display in the Louvre, the museum having acquired the piece in 1793 after the French Revolution. The object is known to have belonged to Eleanor of Aquitaine, who, having inherited it from her grandfather, William IX, gave it as a wedding gift to her first husband, Louis VII of France. In his turn, he gave it to Abbot Suger for his foundation of St. Denis, who used it as a communion vessel.
♛ A L I E N O R - a television adaptation with Eva Green as Eleanor of Aquitaine; 10 episodes from 1137 to 1189 showing key events in the reign of Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages. Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right, she would go onto become queen-consort of France and later queen of England. [x] Eleanor was a mature woman, mother, and grandmother. She exhibited great tenacity, political wisdom and amazing energy well into her 80s. With the well…
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.