Eleanor of Aquitaine -- Queen of France and Queen of England and mother & grandmother of Kings and Queens, Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful women in the world in the medieval era. She was first married to Louis VII of France, and then later had an annulment, and married Henry II of England (who would soon become King of England), just eight weeks after her annulment.
Queen Eleanor's Garden: In medieval times gardens offered pleasure, repose and refreshment to the senses as well as food and medicine. Queen Eleanor’s Garden is an accurate example of such a garden and features turf seats, bay hedges, a fountain, tunnel arbour and many beautiful herbs and flowers of the time. (Winchester, England)
Queen Eleanor's Garden, The Great Hall, Winchester, Hampshire. A re-creation, by Dr Sylvia Landsberg, of an enclosed medieval garden, is named after Queen Eleanor of Provence and her daughter-in-law Queen Eleanor of Castile, who would have walked there and used it as their private retreat.
"Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France, Queen of England" | "A while ago, I was surfing the internet for portraits of royal ladies & came across this wonderful collection of historical dolls created by Cheryl Crawford. I thought the dolls & their costumes looked beautiful. I just love how Miss Crawford was able to transform well-known & evocative characters in history into such beautiful works of art. Here're some photos of her lovely creations. By the way, I don't own any of these dolls…