Eleanor of Aquitaine
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Eleanor of Aquitaine became the queen of both France and England, the wife of two kings, and later the mother of two kings. Heiress to the rich French provinces of Aquitaine and Poitou, she was undoubtedly one of medieval Europe’s most powerful and wealthy women.
Inside you will read about…
✓ Duchess of Aquitaine, Queen of France
✓ Eleanor and King Louis Joins the Crusade
✓ The Royal Divorce
✓ Continuing Conflict and Courtly Love
✓ At the Center of Rebellion
✓ Fifteen Years of Captivity
And much more!
Eleanor of Aquitaine has, not surprisingly, captured many imaginations. From inciting her sons to rebel against their father to the tale of her “courts of love,” where she reportedly fostered the idea of courtly love and promoted the arts, to her captivity and later tireless work to rescue her son Richard the Lionheart from his imprisonment, Eleanor’s life is a tangle of legend mixed with the struggle to interpret the sometimes-scarce facts. This does not make it any less fascinating—or any less worthy of study. In this book, you will find a concise exploration of the life of one of the medieval world’s most memorable figures.