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HISTORY Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) The most powerful woman of the High Middle Ages. Mother to three Plantagenet Kings: Henry (the Young King), Richard (the Lionheart) and John. >> An ancestor...always wondered what she looked like...

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The first woman to ask for divorce and lead an army, Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122) lived until she was 82 (pretty good considering most died in their 40s). She got a formal education, which was really rare for women in that era. There are rumours that she poisoned her second husband Henry II’s mistress, the Fair Rosamund.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine (c.1122-1204) bore Henry II of England 3 daughters & 5 sons. In addition to being Queen Consort, Eleanor was Duchess of Aquitaine & ruled her home state independently. Eleanor & Henry are pictured here.

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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.

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Alienor d'Aquitaine (alas the frenchie that I am) is one butt kicking lady. She should be present on the shrine of any girl who wants to succeed and be successful. First off, she owned basically all of France during her life (1122-1204). First, she married the King of France (who she was richer than...score one). Then dumped him for the hotter and more powerful Kinf of England (score two) who then became the King of France as well (score three). She was then held captive by her husband the…

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The effigies on the tombs of King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine at Fontevraud Abbey, France.

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ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE GAVE LOUIS VIJ OF FRANCE THIS ROCK CRYSTAL VASE AS A WEDDING PRESENT IN 1137. IT IS NOW IN THE LOUVRE IN PARIS IS THE ONLY ARTIFACT OF ELEANOR'S KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY.