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 (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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Elizabeth I of England, the Armada Portrait, 1588. This portrait commemorates the defeat of the mighty Spanish Armada, which is shown in the background. Elizabeth has her hand on a globe, symbolizing her international power.
1st January 1511: In the early hours of the morning Catherine of Aragon gave birth to a son, Henry Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII. Tragically the little boy was to die only fifty two days later on February 22nd. How different Tudor history and England may have been if the little boy had lived.
Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 –1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. Eleanor of Aquitaine is the only woman to have been queen of both France and England.
Matilda "The Empress" - Matilda was first married to Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Germany. Married secondly to Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou. She was the daughter of King Henry I of England and mother to King Henry II.