Longevity Top 10: The Longest Reigns in English History
Elizabeth I of England, the Armada Portrait, 1588. This portrait commemorates the defeat of the mighty Spanish Armada, which is shown in the background. Elizabeth has her hand on a globe, symbolizing her international power.
Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 or 1124 – 1 April 1204) was Queen Consort of France,and also Queen Consort of England. She was one of the most powerful women in Middle Ages. In 1157 she gave birth to her favorite son Richard the Lionheart. She outlived all her children except for King John and Eleanor, Queen of Castile. Eleanor of Aquitaine was renowned for her powerful personality and leading her sons in rebellion against their father, King Henry II.
Anne of Bohemia (1366-1394) Also known as: Anne of Pomerania-Luxembourg Mother: Elizabeth of Pomerania Father: Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor Queen consort to: Richard II of England (1367-1400, ruled 1377-1400) Married: January 22, 1382 Coronation: January 22, 1382
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.