Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

A biography of the twelfth-century queen, first of France, then of England, who was the wife of Henry II also discusses life in the Middle Ages.

Author: Ralph V. Turner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300119119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 395

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A biography of the twelfth-century queen, first of France, then of England, who was the wife of Henry II also discusses life in the Middle Ages.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

In addition to being queen consort of both Louis VII of France and Henry II of England, she was also the mother of Richard I the Lion-Heart and John of England.

Author: Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438104164

Category: Eleanor

Page: 164

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In addition to being queen consort of both Louis VII of France and Henry II of England, she was also the mother of Richard I the Lion-Heart and John of England.
Categories: Eleanor

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings

An account of Queen Eleanor which describes her dramatic life as a queen, her marriages, and her contributions to that period This account of Queen Eleanor and her century is offered as a study of individuals who set their stamp upon the ...

Author: Amy Ruth Kelly

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674242548

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 431

View: 116

An account of Queen Eleanor which describes her dramatic life as a queen, her marriages, and her contributions to that period
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Jean Flori attempts to write the full story of the queen who was determined, in spite of the huge moral, social, political and religious pressures bearing down upon her, to take charge of her own life in all its aspects.

Author: Jean Flori

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015077603176

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 397

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The extraordinary life of Eleanor of Aquitaine (1124-1204) still fascinates and intrigues historians today. Jean Flori attempts to write the full story of the queen who was determined, in spite of the huge moral, social, political and religious pressures bearing down upon her, to take charge of her own life in all its aspects.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Henry II

Henry II

This book is therefore a comprehensive reappraisal of the reign based, with rare understanding, on contemporary sources; it provides a coherent and persuasive revaluation of the man and the king, and is, in itself, an eloquent and ...

Author: W. L. Warren

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520034945

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 693

View: 615

Studies the eye of the medieval English monarch, focusing upon the religious disputes and political reforms that marked his reign
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Henry II

Henry II

Studies the eye of the medieval English monarch, focusing upon the religious disputes and political reforms that marked his reign

Author: Wilfred Lewis Warren

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520022823

Category: History

Page: 693

View: 957

Studies the eye of the medieval English monarch, focusing upon the religious disputes and political reforms that marked his reign
Categories: History

Henry Plantagenet

Henry Plantagenet

A study of Henry's character and of his considerable achievements as ruler.

Author: Richard Barber

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 0851159931

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 450

A study of Henry's character and of his considerable achievements as ruler.
Categories: History

Laughter and Power in the Twelfth Century

Laughter and Power in the Twelfth Century

Alongside the Kingdom of England, Henry II inherited the Dukedom of Normandy
from his mother, and the County of Anjou from his father. Following his marriage
to Eleanor of Aquitaine (d.1204), Henry also acquired control of the Duchy of ...

Author: Peter J. A. Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198843542

Category: History

Page: 240

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Towards the end of the twelfth century, powerful images of laughing kings and saints began to appear in texts circulating at the English royal court. At the same time, contemporaries began celebrating the wit, humour, and laughter of King Henry II (r.1154-89) and his martyred Archbishop of Canterbury, Saint Thomas Becket (d.1170). Taking a broad genealogical approach, Laughter and Power in the Twelfth Century traces the emergence of this powerful laughter through an immersive study of medieval intellectual, literary, social, religious, and political debates. Focusing on a cultural renaissance in England, the study situates laughter at the heart of the defining transformations of the second half of the 1100s. With an expansive survey of theological and literary texts, bringing a range of unedited manuscript material to light in the process, Peter J. A. Jones exposes how twelfth-century writers came to connect laughter with spiritual transcendence and justice, and how this connection gave humour a unique political and spiritual power in both text and action. Ultimately, Jones argues that England's popular images of laughing kings and saints effectively reinstated a sublime charismatic authority, something truly rebellious at a moment in history when bureaucracy and codification were first coming to dominate European political life.
Categories: History

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

This is a compassionate biography of this charismatic queen and the world she ruled over.

Author: Marion Meade

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474603317

Category: History

Page: 448

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A comprehensive account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The wife of King Louis VII of France and then of King Henry II of England, and mother to Richard Coeur de Lion and King John, she became the key political figure of the twelfth century. Eleanor's long life inspired a number of legends. At twenty-five she set out for the Holy Land as a Crusader, and at seventy-eight she crossed the Pyrenees to Spain to fetch the granddaughter whose marriage would be, she hoped, a pledge of peace between England and France. This is a compassionate biography of this charismatic queen and the world she ruled over.
Categories: History

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Every time he raised the subject, King Henry flew into a rage and told him not to
be rude. The Young King was particularly angry when Henry II promised to give
Prince John three castles in France and some English estates—all of which had ...

Author: David Hilliam

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404201629

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 790

For more than sixty years, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine was involved in all the important events in twelfth-century France and England. This wonderful book tells her tale in exquisite detail, from describing the fashionable furs and luxurious clothing she carried with her, to vivid descriptions of the court of medieval France. It recounts the harrowing battles in the Holy Land as well as the true-to-life discussions of Eleanor s many love interests. Filled with hard-to-find images including a photo of the only remaining sculpture of the famous queen this is a fascinating and visually stunning book.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Power and Pleasure

Power and Pleasure

4.4 Books and Learning John's parents , Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine , have
well - established reputations as important patrons of learning and literature .
There is debate over the extent of their patronage , but there is no doubt that their
 ...

Author: Hugh M. Thomas

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198802518

Category: History

Page: 288

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Although King John is remembered for his political and military failures, he also resided over a magnificent court. This book uses records of his reign to reconstruct his life at court, and explore how it produced both pleasure and soft power for the king.
Categories: History

Chronicles of the Reigns of Stephen Henry II and Richard I

Chronicles of the Reigns of Stephen  Henry II   and Richard I

Eleanor of Aquitaine , afterwards queen of England , marries Louis VII . of France
, 133 ; divorced from Louis VII . , 164 ; marries Henry , 165 ; her sister had married
the count of Vermandois , 167 ; gives birth to a son , William , 176 ; and to a ...

Author: Richard Howlett

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000023984554

Category: Great Britain

Page:

View: 191

Categories: Great Britain

Cameos from English History from Rollo to Edward II

Cameos from English History  from Rollo to Edward II

Accession of Henry II . - Eleanor of Aquitaine . CAMEO XIX . YOUTH OF BECKET
. ( 1154–1162 . ) King of England . King of Scotland . King of France . Emperors of
Germany . 1154. Henry II . 1153. Malcolm V. 1137. Lonis VII . 1138. Konrad II .

Author: Charlotte Mary Yonge

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433075909212

Category: Great Britain

Page: 475

View: 670

Categories: Great Britain

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Council of Troyes ( 1107 ) , 44 Geoffrey of Loudon , brother of Henry II , Crusades
, 6 , 53 , 59 , 68 - 69 , 71 , 101 , 119 , 141 ... follows Henry II , born , 233 ; married ,
244 III to France , 249 ; inheritance of , Eleanor of Aquitaine : birth and youth ...

Author: Melrich Vonelm Rosenberg

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004863838

Category:

Page: 302

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"Eleanor of Aquitaine (French: Aliénor d?Aquitaine; Éléonore de Guyenne; 1122 or 1124? 1 April 1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages, a member of the Ramnufid dynasty of rulers in southwestern France. She became Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right while she was still a child, then later queen consort of France (1137?1152) and England (1154?1189)."--Wikipedia.
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Archaeologia Cambrensis

Archaeologia Cambrensis

This must be Henry II . , son of Maud , and his queen Eleanor , daughter of
William Duke of Aquitaine . ( 3 . ) Three lions passant impaling lozengy or and . . .
. - King John and his second wife Isabel , daughter of the Earl of Angouleme . ( 4 .
) ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:303271883

Category: Wales

Page:

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Categories: Wales

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

... Christmas reunion of Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine and their three sons,
complete with Henry's mistress, Alais, and her ... a glorious wallow — particularly
if Elizabeth Taylor could have been tapped for Eleanor and Richard Burton for
Henry ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 64

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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Books and Pamphlets Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

Books and Pamphlets  Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

ELEANOR , of Aquitaine , consort of Henry II Eleanor of Aquitaine . SEE Walker ,
C. H. ELLINGTON , RICHARD . Stone cold dead . New York , Morrow . ( A
Morrow mystery ] © Richard Ellington ; 12 Apr50 ; A42935 . 247 p . EINSTEIN ,
ALBERT ...

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000052000546

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

The Captive Queen and Eleanor of Aquitaine

The Captive Queen and Eleanor of Aquitaine

In her biography, Alison Weir brings all the colour and ever-present dangers of Eleanor's world to life, filling the text with absorbing background detail and revelatory contemporary anecdotes.

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446457733

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

View: 367

A special bundle of one fiction and one non-fiction title from bestselling historian Alison Weir, both exploring the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The Captive Queen: It is the year 1152 and a beautiful woman of thirty, attended by only a small armed escort, is riding southwards through what is now France, leaving behind her crown, her two young daughters and a shattered marriage to Louis of France, who had been more like a monk than a king, and certainly not much of a lover. This woman is Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, and her sole purpose now is to return to her vast duchy and marry the man she loves, Henry Plantagenet, a man destined for greatness as King of England. Theirs is a union founded on lust which will create a great empire stretching from the wilds of Scotland to the Pyrenees. It will also create the devil's brood of Plantagenets - including Richard Cœur de Lion and King John - and the most notoriously vicious marriage in history. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Wife of Louis VII of France and subsequently of Henry II of England and mother of Richard the Lionheart, Eleanor played a prominent part in the politics of the 12th century. In her biography, Alison Weir brings all the colour and ever-present dangers of Eleanor's world to life, filling the text with absorbing background detail and revelatory contemporary anecdotes. The result is a fresh and thoughtful perspective on the energetic 82 years of life of a determined and ambitious woman living with the sexism, excesses and violence of a society in which the word of a single man could condemn thousands to be put to death.
Categories: Fiction

Queens of the Crusades

Queens of the Crusades

Read the next volume in Alison Weir's magisterial history of the queens of Medieval England - including the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473523326

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 817

Read the next volume in Alison Weir's magisterial history of the queens of Medieval England - including the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The Plantagenet queens of England played a role in some of the most dramatic events in our history. Crusading queens, queens in rebellion against their king, queen seductresses, learned queens, queens in battle, queens who enlivened England with the romantic culture of southern Europe - these determined women often broke through medieval constraints to exercise power and influence, for good and sometimes for ill. Alison Weir's ground-breaking history of the queens of medieval England now moves into a period of even higher drama, from 1154 to 1291: years of chivalry, dynastic ambition, conflict with the church, baronial wars, and the all-pervading bonds of feudalism. We see events such as the murder of Becket, Magna Carta and the birth of parliaments from a new perspective. Her narrative begins with the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine, whose marriage to Henry II establishes a dynasty which rules for over three hundred years and creates the most powerful empire in western Christendom - but also sows the seeds for some of the most destructive family conflicts in history and for the collapse, under her son King John, of England's power in Europe. The lives of Eleanor's successors were just as remarkable: Berengaria of Navarre, queen of Richard the Lionheart, Isabella of Angoulême, queen of John, and Alienor of Provence, queen of Henry III, and finally Eleanor of Castile, the grasping but beloved wife of Edward I. Through the story of these first five Plantagenet queens, Alison Weir provides an enthralling new perspective on a dramatic period of high romance and sometimes low politics, with determined women at its heart. 'Fascinating.' Tracy Borman, Daily Express
Categories: History

The Courts of Love

The Courts of Love

A union with Louis VII allowed her to ascend the French throne, yet he was a tepid and possessive man and no match for a young woman raised in the Courts of Love.

Author: Jean Plaidy

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307347079

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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When I look back over my long and tempestuous life, I can see that much of what happened to me—my triumphs and most of my misfortunes—was due to my passionate relationships with men. I was a woman who considered herself their equal—and in many ways their superior—but it seemed that I depended on them, while seeking to be the dominant partner—an attitude which could hardly be expected to bring about a harmonious existence. Eleanor of Aquitaine was revered for her superior intellect, extraordinary courage, and fierce loyalty. She was equally famous for her turbulent relationships, which included marriages to the kings of both France and England. As a child, Eleanor reveled in her beloved grandfather’s Courts of Love, where troubadours sang of romantic devotion and passion filled the air. In 1137, at the age of fifteen, Eleanor became Duchess of Aquitaine, the richest province in Europe. A union with Louis VII allowed her to ascend the French throne, yet he was a tepid and possessive man and no match for a young woman raised in the Courts of Love. When Eleanor met the magnetic Henry II, the first Plantagenet King of England, their stormy pairing set great change in motion—and produced many sons and daughters, two of whom would one day reign in their own right. In this majestic and sweeping story, set against a backdrop of medieval politics, intrigue, and strife, Jean Plaidy weaves a tapestry of love, passion, betrayal, and heartbreak—and reveals the life of a most remarkable woman whose iron will and political savvy enabled her to hold her own against the most powerful men of her time.
Categories: Fiction