Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine – 12th Century Phoenix

This article was written by Kelly. Eleanor Eleanor of Aquitaine is often remembered as one of two things: the sassy consort of King Henry II of England or Richard the Lionheart’s valiant mother.  While neither of these descriptions is wrong – they fall short in illustrating the magnanimity of this 12th century Queen. Eleanor of [read more]

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine – Twice a Queen (Part two)

Written by Taylor. Read part one here. From the start of their marriage, it was very apparent that Louis and Eleanor were not a match-made-in-heaven. They had opposite upbringings, interests, and temperaments. Louis was gentle and pious while Eleanor was worldly and passionate. Even the royal couple had different ideas when it came to politics. [read more]