Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204). One of the most powerful women in European history. Wife of two kings (Louis VII king of France Henry II Plantagenet king of England) and mother of other three (Henry the Young King, Richard I Lionheart John I Lackland). Joined her military on the Crusades. Spent 16 years imprisoned. Poisoned her husband's mistress. Died a nun at 82 years old.

She's definitely one of us, reading in bed. Eleanor of Aquitaine's tomb effigy in Fontevrault Abbey, France. One of the most powerful women of the middle ages, by the time of her death in 1204 she had been queen consort of both France and England.

The Children of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Henry was the first Plantagenet king.

[Great Britain] The Children of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Henry was the first Plantagenet king.

Famous Tombs>Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine, their son Richard the Lionheart and Isabella d'Angouleme

Fontevraud interior: This abbey is home to tombs of the Plantagenet kings – Henry II and Richard the Lionheart.

Eleanor of Aquitaine between her son-Richard I and 2nd husband Henry II  Tomb effigy at Fontevrault, France

Eleanor of Aquitaine lies between her son Richard I (the Lion-Heart) and her second husband, Henry II, both kings of England; tomb effigies at the abbey in Fontevrault-l’Abbaye, France.

Fontevraud Abbey - Loire Valley, France. Final resting place of Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II.

Fontevraud Abbey - Fontevraud l'Abbaye, France - final resting place of Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II.

Eleanor of Aquitaine's effigy at Fontrevault. Queen of France and England, she was known for her passion for reading. Lovely.

Eleanor of Aquitaine--one of my favorite historical women. Eleanor of Aquitaine's effigy at Fontrevault. Queen of France and England, she was known for her passion for reading.

King Richard I (the Lionhearted), son of Eleanor of Aquitane and King Henry II.  I also was able to see this effigy at Fontevraud.

Crusader King Richard I (known as the Lionheart), son of Eleanor of Aquitane and King Henry II. - His effigy at Fontevraud. One of the beautiful, golden Plantagenets - lying beside his parents, who founded the powerful dynasty

The Briolette of India Diamond, 90.38 carats - believed to be the oldest known diamond and once belonged to Eleanor of Aquitaine

The Briolette of India is a legendary diamond of carats, which, if the fables about it are true, may be the oldest diamond on record, perhaps older than the Koh-I-Noor Diamond.

Eleanor of Aquitaine -- Queen of France and Queen of England and mother & grandmother of Kings and Queens, Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful women in the world in the medieval era. She was first married to Louis VII of France, and then later had an annulment, and married Henry II of England (who would soon become King of England), just eight weeks after her annulment.

Eleanor was also thw queen of Henry II of England. She was one of the most powerful people in the Middle Ages.Wallpaper and background photos of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of Louis VII for fans of European History images.

Eleanor of Aquitaine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 8 children of Eleanor & Henry - including Richard(The Lionheart) & King John

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. Eleanor promoted courtly culture, including troubadour songs, and was a savvy military adviser to her sons.

Eleanor of Aquitaine,wife of Henry II Mother to Richard the Lion Heart. My favorite Queen.

The effigies on the tombs of my 22nd and 24th great grandparents King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine on their tombs at Fontevraud Abbey, France.

Effigy's of King Henry II of England and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Consort of France and England

Eleanor of Aquitaine great grandmother of Eleanor de Moubray who married Baron de la Warr.  Married to Henry II and before that to Louis VII of France.  Mother of Richard the Lonheart, and King John to name two of her children, also Matilda of Saxony.  King John was the father of Henry 111, who was the grandfather of Joan of Lancaster, mother of Eleanor of Moubary, wife of the baron de la Warr

Eleanor of Aquitaine – First wife of both Louis VII of France and Henry II of England. Queen of France from 1137 - Queen of England from 1154 - She had two daughters with Louis VII before they divorced. 8 known lines of descent.

Mae Mobley (Emma Henry/Eleanor Henry) ~ The Help (2011) ~ Movie Stills #amusementphile

Mae Mobley (Emma Henry/Eleanor Henry) ~ The Help (2011) ~ Movie Stills #amusementphile

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