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.

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.

Eleanor of Aquataine - on of the most fascinating women in medieval history. Queen to both the Kings of France and England and mother of 2 of our most notable Kings Richard the Lionheart and King John

Eleanor of Aquataine - on of the most fascinating women in medieval history. Queen to both the Kings of France and England and mother of 2 of our most notable Kings Richard the Lionheart and King John

The Children of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Henry was the first Plantagenet king.

The Children of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Henry was the first Plantagenet king.

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.

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 CASTILE, QUEEN OF ENGLAND by The Lost Gallery, via Flickr.  Eleanor of Castile, Queen consort of England. She was queen consort of King Edward I Longshanks Plantagenet. Ancestor

ELEANOR OF CASTILE, QUEEN OF ENGLAND by The Lost Gallery, via Flickr. Eleanor of Castile, Queen consort of England. She was queen consort of King Edward I Longshanks Plantagenet. Ancestor

Queen Eleanor, announcing her husband's death. The kingdom isn't a patriarchy, it just needs a couple to rule. Usually the remaining partner coronates the new King and queen.

Queen Eleanor, announcing her husband's death. The kingdom isn't a patriarchy, it just needs a couple to rule. Usually the remaining partner coronates the new King and queen.

Queen Eleanor's Garden    http://www3.hants.gov.uk/greathall/queen-eleanors-garden.htm

Queen Eleanor's Garden http://www3.hants.gov.uk/greathall/queen-eleanors-garden.htm

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