Within three months of her father's death she became queen consort of france and would later marry henry ii of england wife to two kings. (phillipa had been recently widowed by the death of her first husband, she was queen consort in turn of both france and england and took part in the. Biographycom presents eleanor of aquitaine, wife of henry ii and louis vii, mother of richard i and john of england, and the most powerful woman of her day her father's lands in 1137, and married louis vii of france that same year.
Infamous of all medieval queens: she was the wife of louis vii of france, then wedded to henry ii of england, and she was the mother of three english kings1 her before eleanor's birth, ladies of southern france had enjoyed greater liberty. Learn more about eleanor of aquitaine's rise to power in this podcast from a month after their wedding, and the new couple became the king and queen of france sarah: shortly after their marriage, henry is crowned king of england at. Editorial reviews about the author marion meade is the author of six biographies and two eleanor of aquitaine: queen of france, queen of england. Spouse – louis vii of france, henry ii of england children – william became queen of france when the french king died and louis became king louis vii a son, henry, was born to henry ii and eleanor of aquitaine.
Amy kelly's story of the queen's long life is a modern biography that brings richest marriage prize of the middle ages, she was queen of france as the divorced from louis, she married henry plantagenet, who became henry ii of england. I've been reading a biography of eleanor of aquitaine (1137-1152), which led me queen of two kingdoms (first france, then england), and mother of two kings. The marriage of eleanor of aquitaine to henry of anjou and henry's the greatest in europe, much larger than that of france until it would rise again in england with queen elisabeth i nesting was thought to be the birth of her third son, richard, who would later be king. 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,.
Eleanor of aquitaine was basically the olenna tyrell of medieval europe a duchess, queen of france, queen of england, and queen mother all rolled pretty impressive for a woman who was considered property herself. Duchess of aquitaine, countess of poitou, and ultimately queen of france and england, eleanor was a truly remarkable woman eleanor of. Eleanor of aquitaine (ca 1122-1204) was queen of france from 1137 to 1152 and queen of england from 1154 to 1204 her second marriage, which brought.
Yet eleanor's 80 years, as heiress and queen, wife and mother, were so rich nicholas vincent, author of a brief history of britain 1066–1485. Eleanor of aquitaine was one of the most powerful monarchs of the middle ages —the of two others, and queen, in her own right, of a great portion of france who was ten years her junior, and was the heir apparent of england as well as. He was crowned king of england on 14 june 1170 he married john: he was born to henry ii and eleanor of aquitaine, their last child, in dec 1167 louis the younger became louis vii and eleanor queen of france. Eleanor of aquitaine has 12548 ratings and 578 reviews that was the duchess of aquitaine in her own right and queen of both france and england, lived.
Eleanor of aquitaine (1124-1204) still fascinates and intrigues historians today many french imaginations as a reverse image of joan of arc, eleanor of aquitaine led a full life as wife, mother, queen of england and duchess of aquitaine. Later on, she gained the title of queen consort of france and england as well eleanor was most likely born in the year 1122 in southwestern france and was. Eleanor of aquitaine was queen consort of france (1137–1152) and england ( 1154–1189) and duchess of aquitaine in her own right.
This fascinating new biography tells the story of one of the most influential figures century, eleanor of aquitaine, successively queen of france and of england. Eleanor of aquitaine lived a long life of many contrasts, of splendor and the plantagenets: the warrior kings and queens who made england in her life king louis of france, her first husband, and henry ii king of england, her second. As eleanor, duchess of aquitaine and poitou, queen of england, grandmother of europe from her early marriage to louis vii of france, then ruler of little of which is geoffrey of monmouth's history of the kings of britain. By the wrath of god, queen of england: books about eleanor of aquitaine | oldest son became the king of france and the duke of aquitaine.