The dramatic tale of an bold princess, heiress, and ruler, Eleanor of Aquitaine captures the nature of this archetypal medieval queen in all of her attractiveness and political intrigue
“A vast injurer of heaven and earth,” as Shakespeare talked about this robust medieval matriarch, Eleanor of Aquitaine’s reign as England’s stormiest and so much bold queen hasn't ever been matched.
As the best heiress in Europe, she used to be in flip Queen of France and Queen of britain; between her sons have been Richard the Lionheart and King John. a powerful autonomous ruler in her personal correct, she misplaced her strength while she married Louis VII of France. She obtained neither effect nor reputation through her moment marriage to King Henry II, who jailed her for fifteen years for conspiring and assisting their son’s declare to the throne. Her husband was once succeeded through their son, King Richard the Lionheart, who instantly published his mom from legal. Eleanor then acted as Regent whereas Richard introduced the 3rd Crusade.
Her loveliness and glamour, her throwing-off of the restrictions that shackled ladies of the twelve century, and her very actual presents as a political candidate and ruler make Eleanor’s tale probably the most colourful of the excessive heart Ages.
sixteen pages of B&W illustrations and maps