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.

King Edward I "Longshanks"(1239-1307)  Plantagenet king.  Longshanks, because of his height and long legs.  Effigy with his wife, Queen Consort Eleanor of Castile.  e02

King Edward I "Longshanks"(1239-1307) Plantagenet king. Longshanks, because of his height and long legs. Effigy with his wife, Queen Consort Eleanor of Castile. e02

Queen Eleanor of Austria - Мабюз

Queen Eleanor of Austria - Мабюз

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.

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.

"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.

William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke. Served King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aqutaine, tutor of Henry, the Young King. As a rival, the only man to best Richard the Lionhearted, then turned ally. Supported John, saved London from the French and expelled them as Regent, under the boy King Henry III. Effigy at Temple church, London

Top 10 (plus one) Knights in European History

William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke. Served King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aqutaine, tutor of Henry, the Young King. As a rival, the only man to best Richard the Lionhearted, then turned ally. Supported John, saved London from the French and expelled them as Regent, under the boy King Henry III. Effigy at Temple church, London

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…

Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile (1162 - 1214). Known as Leonor in Castile. Daughter of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. She married Alfonso VII of Castile and had eleven children.

Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile (1162 - 1214). Known as Leonor in Castile. Daughter of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. She married Alfonso VII of Castile and had eleven children.

KING RICHARD I THE LIONHEART 1189-1199 son of Henry II "Curtmantel" & Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine Capet. Rebelled against his father twice before becoming King. Richard had a reputation as a warrior known as Richard ‘The Lion Heart’. After 3 successful crusades he was captured by the Duke of Austria. Upon release he returned to England where his brother John Lackland was ruling in his stead. Killed at war in France.

KING RICHARD I THE LIONHEART 1189-1199 son of Henry II "Curtmantel" & Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine Capet. Rebelled against his father twice before becoming King. Richard had a reputation as a warrior known as Richard ‘The Lion Heart’. After 3 successful crusades he was captured by the Duke of Austria. Upon release he returned to England where his brother John Lackland was ruling in his stead. Killed at war in France.

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