Eleanor of aquitaine and the court of love eleanor’s time as mistress of her own lands in poitiers (1168-1173) established the legend of the court of love, where she is reputed to have encouraged a culture of chivalry among her courtiers that had far-reaching influence on literature, poetry, music and folklore.
Eleanor was the elder daughter of william, tenth duke of aquitaine the exact date of her birth is unknown, but she was raised in one of europe's most cultured courts and given an excellent. No woman looms so dominantly over the high middle ages as eleanor, duchess of aquitaine and poitou, queen of england, grandmother of europe as an essay in a recent collection on the reign of king john, martindale provides the most detailed study on eleanor's influence over her less-favored son's ignoble rise from power, as is the general. Eleanor of aquitaine – mother of king richard the lionheart and one of most powerful women of middle ages ancientpagescom | february 26, although in reality eleanor’s range of dominance was much larger and it covered almost all of western europe who was eleanor of aquitaine.
In keeping with our theme of medieval british queens, let’s look into the life of eleanor of aquitaine and what a life she had she was the wife of two kings and mother of three kings and she went on crusade to the holy land. However, william never arrived at his destination because he died on good friday, april 9, 1137 15-year-old eleanor became the duchess of aquitaine in her own right, and therefore, the most eligible potential bride in europe.
Eleanor, queen of france and england and duchess of aquitaine may 5, 2012 by susan abernethy in french history , medieval history , women's history tags: aquitaine , crusades , england , france , henry ii , medieval , plantegenet 23 comments.
Queen eleanor of aquitaine remained heavily involved in the ruling of king henry ii's vast empire in france and england in 1173, henry's sons started a revolt against their father with eleanor siding with her sons. Eleanor of aquitaine, also called eleanor of guyenne, french éléonore or aliénor, d’aquitaine or de guyenne, (born c 1122—died april 1, 1204, fontevrault, anjou, france), queen consort of both louis vii of france (1137–52) and henry ii of england (1152–1204) and mother of richard i (the lion-heart) and john of england she was perhaps the most powerful woman in 12th-century europe.
Eleanor of aquitaine, duchess of aquitaine in her own right, queen of france (first wife of king louis vii of france, marriage annulled after 15 years) and queen of england (wife of king henry ii of england) survived her first husband, her second husband, and eight of her ten children she was the longest-lived british queen consort until the death of queen mary, wife of king george v, 749 years later. Eleanor was born the daughter of william x duke of aquitaine and aenor de châtellerault 1130 (spring) eleanor’s mother and brother died leaving eleanor heir to the duchy of aquitaine.
Occupation: ruler in her own right of aquitaine, queen consort in france then england queen mother in england eleanor of aquitaine is known for: serving as queen of england, queen of france, and duchess of aquitaine also known for conflicts with her husbands, louis vii of france and henry ii of.
Eleanor of aquitaine inherited her father's lands in 1137, and married louis vii of france that same year their marriage was annulled in 1152 she then married henry ii of england, bearing him eight children including sons richard (the lion-hearted) and john who would both become king.