Eleanor of Aquitaine

Petronilla of Aquitaine – The Queen’s sister

If you have read about Eleanor of Aquitaine, chances are that you have heard she had a younger sister named Petronilla.  You may have heard how Petronilla’s marriage caused quite the scandal.  But is there anything else to say about Petronilla? Very little is known about Petronilla of Aquitaine.  She is hidden within the shadows [read more]

Eleanor Countess of Vermandois

Elisabeth, Countess of Vermandois and Walter de Fontaines

Elisabeth was born around 1143 as the eldest daughter of Ralph I, Count of Vermandois and his second wife of Petronilla of Aquitaine. Petronilla was the sister of the famous Eleanor of Aquitaine who was both Queen of France and of England. Her parents’ marriage was controversial. Ralph repudiated his first wife, Eleanor of Blois, [read more]