3 edition of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the crusade of the kings found in the catalog.
Eleanor of Aquitaine and the crusade of the kings
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||edited by Richard Scheuerman and Arthur Ellis ; illustrated by James LeGette.|
|Contributions||Scheuerman, Richard D., Ellis, Arthur K.|
|LC Classifications||DA209.E6 E42 2000|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||00025229|
2 days ago The story of Eleanor of Brittany is one that highlights how women in the Middle Ages could feel truly powerless, if the men around them wanted it so. Her story also highlights the limitations of the Great Charter, or Magna Carta as it is better known, in protecting and supporting the rights of women – even princesses. Eleanor was born around ; she was the daughter of Geoffrey Plantagenet. Eleanor of Aquitaine (c. – Ma ) was the daughter of William X of Aquitaine. She had a younger sister called Petronilla of Aquitaine. She brought the province of Aquitaine to England when she married Henry II of England. It stayed under English control for years. Life. Eleanor inherited land in France at the age of
One of the notorious players in Eleanor of Aquitaine’s life story is her paternal uncle Raymond of Poitiers, Prince of Antioch. His notoriety is caused not least by the rumours of an affair between him and his niece when she visited him in his city during the second crusade. We don’t have a . - Media to accompany Episode 86 of The History Chicks Podcast. See more ideas about Eleanor of aquitaine, Aquitaine, History pins.
Eleanor of Aquitaine was a duchess of the biggest duchy in France, queen of France, queen of England and a leader of the Crusade. All that as a . Eleanor of Aquitaine was cool. This book will tell you why. She is the queen of two countries, rules Aquitaine in her own right, goes on crusade, and is the mother of two English kings. Many of her children are involved in various plots and schemes, which Eleanor tries to navigate through, often adding intrigue of her own.
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Eleanor of Aquitaine Becomes Queen of France. Louis and Eleanor were married in Julybut had little time to get to know one another before Louis’ father the king fell ill and died.
Name 5 important women born between a.d. and a.d. Eleanor of Aquitaine has to be on your list, perhaps in the first or second postion.
Born in the 12th century, she married Louis VII of France, divorced him and married Henry II King of England/5(60). However, Eleanor’s example inspired many other noblewomen to take the cross as well.
When King Louis’ crusaders set forth on their crusade, the estimatedFrench included an unnamed number of ladies – or “amazons” as some liked to call them – determined to take part in the crusade themselves. Eleanor was the daughter and heiress of William X, duke of Aquitaine and count of Poitiers, who possessed one of the largest domains in France—larger, in fact, than those held by the French William’s death in she inherited the duchy of Aquitaine and in July married the heir to the French throne, who succeeded his father, Louis VI, the following month.
Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings book. Read 60 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The story of that amazingly influential and /5(60). InStephen died, making Henry II King of England, and Eleanor of Aquitaine his queen.
Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II had three daughters and five sons. Both sons who survived Henry became kings of England after him: Richard I (the Lionhearted) and John (known as Lackland).
Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry Plantagenet and their children in a mural found the chapel of Saint Radegund in Chinon, France. (Chinpat / CC BY-SA) Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of the Troubadours and Her Court of Love.
The union of King Henry and Eleanor made them one of the most powerful couples in Europe. In addition to Eleanor’s lands, the Author: Dhwty. Weir’s narrative begins with the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine, whose marriage to Henry II established a dynasty that ruled for over three hundred years and created the most powerful empire in western Christendom—but also sowed the seeds for some of the most destructive family conflicts in history and for the collapse, under her son King.
This item: Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings (Harvard Paperbacks) by Amy Ruth Kelly Paperback $ Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by s: “A monstrous injurer of heaven and earth,” as Shakespeare referred to this powerful medieval matriarch, Eleanor of Aquitaine’s reign as England’s stormiest and most ambitious queen has never been the greatest heiress in Europe, she was in turn Queen of France and Queen of England; among her sons were Richard the Lionheart and King John.2/5(1).
The story of that amazingly influential and still somewhat mysterious woman, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has the dramatic interest of a novel. She was at the very center of the rich culture and clashing politics of the twelfth century.
Richest marriage prize of the Middle Ages, she was Queen of France as the wife of Louis VII, and went with him on the exciting and disastrous Second Crusade.4/5(9). This modern biography reveals in Eleanor a greatness of vision, an intelligence, and a political sagacity that have been missed by those who have dwelt on her caprice and frivolity.
It also brings to life the whole period in whose every aspect the queen and her four kings were so intimately and influentially involved. Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, Kelly's narrative is comparable to Owen's more recent work in its focus on the individual, but is limited in its appeal to the scholar or student due to its narrative format, though the.
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 wealthiest women.
She inherited a vast chunk of France, embarked on a Crusade, married an English king and bore no fewer than ten children. Alison Hughes reveals the celebrated queen consort and her links to the town of Poitiers. Eleanor of Aquitaine is one of the most intriguing and beguiling women that history has yielded.
Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful people in feudal Europe. At age 15 she married Louis VII, King of France, bringing into the union her vast possessions in from the River Loire in France to the Pyrenees (near the border of modern Germany). The Voyage West does what few writers have done with Eleanor of Aquitaine - write a moving story based on disparate sources of Arab, Christian, French and English history to tell of the French Queen's years in the Holy Land on the Second Crusade/5(2).
Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine inherited the duchy of Aquitaine from her father in In the same year, on Julyshe married Louis of France.
The couple was very different., Louis had been raised at a monastery and was very calm and she was a woman of independent spirit. In they both joined the Crusade. Buy a cheap copy of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings book by Amy Kelly.
Was there ever a ruler, man or woman, quite as fascinating as Eleanor of Aquitaine. The ruler of France's largest kingdom from the age of 15, Eleanor ( ) Free shipping over $ There are many biographies of Eleanor, I personally relied on Alison Weir’s Eleanor of Aquitaine: By the Wrath of God, Queen of England, (London, Pimlico, ), and Amy Kelly’s Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings, (Cambridge, Mass, Harvard University Press, ).
Get it together Eleanor. She (kinda) Fought In The Crusades. So what exactly made Eleanor of Aquitaine such a problem causer at the French court? First, lets discuss her flat-out moxy which led to rumors of that dreaded affair I mentioned earlier. AroundPope Eugenius called for a Second Crusade.
King Louis was all over that shit.3 Eleanor wasn't one to just sit around and look queenly; she was very involved in the running of the country. When she heard that Louis was planning a crusade, she offered the services of thousands of vassals from Aquitaine, but there was a catch. Eleanor planned to join the crusade herself, along with three hundred other women.Eleanor of Aquitaine () has been long noted for her political and cultural achievements that profoundly shaped twelfth-century Europe.
Culturally, beyond her role as wife of kings Louis VII of France and Henry II of England and mother of kings Richard and John, she inspired the huge diffusion of the Arthurian cycle and the Celtic myths.