The three daughters of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine all undertook exogamous marriages which cemented dynastic alliances and furthered the political and diplomatic ambitions of their parents and their spouses.
Author: Colette Bowie
Publisher: Brepols Pub
The three daughters of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine all undertook exogamous marriages which cemented dynastic alliances and furthered the political and diplomatic ambitions of their parents and their spouses. It might be expected that the choices made by Matilda, Leonor, and Joanna with regard to religious patronage and dynastic commemoration would follow the customs and patterns of their marital families, yet in many cases these choices appear to have been strongly influenced by ties to their natal family. Their involvement in the burgeoning cult of Thomas Becket, their patronage of Fontevrault Abbey, the names they gave to their children, and the ways in which they were buried, suggests that all three women were able, to varying degrees, to transplant Angevin family customs to their marital lands. By examining the childhoods, marriages, and programmes of patronage and commemoration of Matilda, Leonor and Joanna, this monograph compares and contrasts the experiences of three high-profile twelfth-century royal women, and advances the hypothesis that there may have been stronger emotional ties within the Angevin dynasty than has previously been allowed for.
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
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
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Richard IV ( I of England ) " Henry II . . . ( Arthur ... September 7 , 1151 ; marries
the repudiated queen of Louis VII , of France , Eleanor of Aquitaine , May 18 ,
1152 : succeeds October 25 , 1151 , æt . ... JOHN , Lackland , youngest son of Henry II and Eleanor : born December 24 , 1166 ; marries Avisa , daughter of
William , Earl of ...
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of the Duke of Louvain . — Henry II . Eleanor of Aquitaine , divorced queen of
Louis VII . of France . — Henry III . Eleanor , daughter of Raymond , Count of ...
Ralph Turner ( “ Eleanor of Aquitaine and Her Children : An Inquiry into Medieval
Family Attachment , " Journal of ... 72 At age eight , Eleanor , daughter of Henry II
, was sent in 1170 to Castile to marry Alphonso VIII ; Eleanor , daughter of John ...
(Gonzalez, Alfonso VIII 2:373). ... Interestingly, Eleanor of Aquitaine is noticed in
the historiography of this moment. ... The daughter of Henry II of England, Eleanor
had presumably inherited this calculating ability from her mother rather than her ...
Author: B. Wheeler
Eleanor's patrilineal descent, from a lineage already prestigious enough to have produced an empress in the eleventh century, gave her the lordship of Aquitaine. But marriage re-emphasized her sex which, in the medieval scheme of gender-power relations relegated her to the position of Lady in relation to her Lordly husbands. In this collection, essays provide a context for Eleanor's life and further an evolving understanding of Eleanor's multifaceted career. A valuable collection on the greatest heiress of the medieval period.
414 Richard was the third son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and was born
on 8 September 1157 at Oxford. In 1169, he was betrothed to Alice of France and
did homage to King Louis VII for Aquitaine. Richard was inaugurated as duke ...
Author: Paul Webster
In the first quarter of the thirteenth century, an anonymous Flemish writer set in writing, in Old French, a chronicle of Normandy, England, Flanders and northern France. It ranged from the arrival of the Vikings in Normandy to the early years of the reign of King Henry III of England, ending with an account of the translation of the relics of St Thomas Becket to their magnificent new shrine in Canterbury Cathedral in 1220. Along the way, it adopted and formed part of a tradition of writing of the history of the dukes of Normandy and kings of England, a tradition which had developed in Latin in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and then continued in Old French. The work is famous for vibrant and informed description of the reign of King John, in particular the period of baronial reaction, Magna Carta, ensuing civil war and the nearly-successful invasion of England by Louis, heir to the kingdom of France. Flanders supplied troops to both sides, and this Flemish author sees these events in close detail, and from the Flemish, not the French or English, point of view. He may himself have been an eyewitness, directly involved, but if not he would have known many who had fought and died in this conflict. Janet Shirley’s translation of this chronicle, the first into English, brings the work of the Anonymous of Béthune to a new audience in this volume, accompanied by an introduction and historical notes by Paul Webster.
[ W. R. S. ] Eleanor of Aquitaine ( b . 1122 , d . 1204 ) was the daughter of William
, Count of Poitou , and heiress not merely to that province , but also to Saintonge ,
Auvergne , Perigord , Angoumois , Guienne , and ... Benedict of Peterborough ,
Chronicle ( Rolls Series ) ; Lyttelton , Life of Henry II , Eleanor of Britanny ( d .
In this engaging biography, Theodore Evergates offers a more rounded view of Marie as a successful ruler of one of the wealthiest and most vibrant principalities in medieval France.
Author: Theodore Evergates
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Countess Marie of Champagne is primarily known today as the daughter of Louis VII of France and Eleanor of Aquitaine and as a literary patron of Chrétien de Troyes. In this engaging biography, Theodore Evergates offers a more rounded view of Marie as a successful ruler of one of the wealthiest and most vibrant principalities in medieval France. From the age of thirty-four until her death, Marie ruled almost continuously, initially for her husband, Henry the Liberal, during his journey to Jerusalem, then for her underage son, Henry II, and after his majority, during his absence on the Third Crusade and extended residence in the Levant. Presiding at the High Court of Champagne and attending to the many practical duties of governance, Marie acted with the advice of her court officers but without limitation by either the king or a regency council. If Henry the Liberal created the county of Champagne as a dynamic and prosperous state, it was Marie who expertly preserved and sustained it. Evergates mines Marie's letters patent and the literary and religious texts associated with her to glean a fuller picture of her life and work. He situates Marie within the regional institutions and external events that influenced her life as well as within her extended families of royal half-siblings—including King Philip II of France and her Plantagenet brothers—and her many in-laws, including the queen mother Adele and Archbishop William of Reims. Those who knew Marie best describe her as determined, gracious, and pious, as well as an effective ruler in the face of several external threats.
... son of Eleanor and Henry II , Eleanor , daughter of Eleanor and Henry
marriage of , 238 , 244 ; follows Henry II , born , 233 ; married , 244 III to France ,
249 ; inheritance of , Eleanor of Aquitaine : birth and youth , 258 ; killed , 260 3 ;
For the next decade, despite bearing eight children (only one of whom failed to
survive), the Queen travelled ceaselessly ... In 1168, at Henry's wish, Eleanor
assumed the active government of Aquitaine on behalf of their second son,
Author: Cathy Hartley
This reference book, containing the biographies of more than 1,100 notable British women from Boudicca to Barbara Castle, is an absorbing record of female achievement spanning some 2,000 years of British life. Most of the lives included are those of women whose work took them in some way before the public and who therefore played a direct and important role in broadening the horizons of women. Also included are women who influenced events in a more indirect way: the wives of kings and politicians, mistresses, ladies in waiting and society hostesses. Originally published as The Europa Biographical Dictionary of British Women, this newly re-worked edition includes key figures who have died in the last 20 years, such as The Queen Mother, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw, Elizabeth Jennings and Christina Foyle.
Author: Elsie Rae Rasmussen WaltonPublish On: 1994
He married Matilda , daughter of Henry I and great - granddaughter of William the
Conqueror . ( William ... Fourteen English rulers , starting with Henry II and
ending with Richard III , were Plantagenets . ... Henry II married Eleanor of Aquitaine .
GENEALOGICAL TABLE OF THE HOUSE OF PLANTAGENET . GEOFFREY
PLANTAGENET , Count of Anjou , d . 1151 . HENRY II . b . 1133. d . 1189 . m . Eleanor , Countess of Poitou and Aquitaine . William . d . 1156 . Henry . d . 1183 .
GENEALOGICAL TABLE OF THE HOUSE OF PLANTAGENET . GEOFFREY
PLANTAGENET , Count of Anjou . d . 1151 . HENRY II . b . 1133 , d . 1189 . m . Eleanor , Countess of Poitou and Aquitaine . William d . 1156 . Henry . d . 1163 .
D. GENEALOGY OF THE HOUSE OF PLANTAGENET . GEOFFREY
PLANTAGENET , count of Anjou , d . 1151 . HENRY II . b . 1133 , d . 1189 . m . Eleanor , countess of Poitou and Aquitaine . hakd William . d . 1156 . Henry . d .
1183 . Geoffrey ...
PART I Eleanor & Edward Eleanor , the daughter of Ferdinand III of Castile and
his second wife , Joan of Ponthieu , entered ... is identified as Eleanor of
Provence and her more famous ancestress , the wife of Henry II , as Eleanor of Aquitaine .