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 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). First wife of both Louis VII of France and Henry II of England. Queen of France from 1137 - 1152. Queen of England from 1154 - 1189. She married Henry after divorcing Louis VII of France. They had many children and she led her sons in rebellion against their father. She was the mother of Henry the young king, Richard I, and King John.

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 – 1204). First wife of both Louis VII of France and Henry II of England. Queen of France from 1137 - 1152. Queen of England from 1154 - 1189. She married Henry after divorcing Louis VII of France. They had many children and she led her sons in rebellion against their father. She was the mother of Henry the young king, Richard I, and King John.

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 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.

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.

Nice portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine, holding her rock crystal vase. It was given to her by her grandfather, William IX of Aquitaine, and she later gave it to Louis VII as a wedding present. It still survives, and is on display in the Louvre museum. Eleanor of Aquitaine by *dashinvaine on deviantART

Nice portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine, holding her rock crystal vase. It was given to her by her grandfather, William IX of Aquitaine, and she later gave it to Louis VII as a wedding present. It still survives, and is on display in the Louvre museum. Eleanor of Aquitaine by *dashinvaine on deviantART

Eleanor of Aquitaine (in French: Aliénor d’Aquitaine, Éléonore de Guyenne) (1122[note 1] – 1 April 1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. As well as being Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right, she was queen consort of France (1137–1152) and of England (1154–1189). Eleanor of Aquitaine is the only woman to have been queen of both France and England.

Eleanor of Aquitaine (in French: Aliénor d’Aquitaine, Éléonore de Guyenne) (1122[note 1] – 1 April 1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. As well as being Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right, she was queen consort of France (1137–1152) and of England (1154–1189). Eleanor of Aquitaine is the only woman to have been queen of both France and England.

Eleanor of Aquitaine's effigy at Fontrevault. Queen of France and England, she was known for her passion for reading

Eleanor of Aquitaine's effigy at Fontrevault. Queen of France and England, she was known for her passion for reading

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

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

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