Queen Eleanor: Independent Spirit of the Medieval World

Queen Eleanor: Independent Spirit of the Medieval World

"I present his majesty's niece, Her Royal Majesty Queen Eleanor Alagor! Make way, make way!" Here we go.

"I present his majesty's niece, Her Royal Majesty Queen Eleanor Alagor! Make way, make way!" Here we go.

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.

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…

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…

"If you read the standard Western accounts of Richard I's wife Queen Eleanor on the Crusades, with her ladies done up in armour, you'll find them saying what Eleanor's contemporaries said -- that women can't fight, that the armour and weapons were affectations, and that the Queen and the women were there only as glorified camp-followers. If you read the contemporary Arabic chroniclers, however, you find them reporting "after the raid/battle/skirmish, we stripped the Frankish bodies, and when…

"If you read the standard Western accounts of Richard I's wife Queen Eleanor on the Crusades, with her ladies done up in armour, you'll find them saying what Eleanor's contemporaries said -- that women can't fight, that the armour and weapons were affectations, and that the Queen and the women were there only as glorified camp-followers. If you read the contemporary Arabic chroniclers, however, you find them reporting "after the raid/battle/skirmish, we stripped the Frankish bodies, and when…

Fountevraud Abbey in France. Recumbent figures of Plantagenet dynasty: Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine, their son Richard the Lion Heart and Isabella d'Angouleme

Fountevraud Abbey in France. Recumbent figures of Plantagenet dynasty: Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine, their son Richard the Lion Heart and Isabella d'Angouleme

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