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Norman, Angevin and Plantagenet Kings of England - Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen of France then England, most remarkable women of the high middle ages and Henry II Plantagenet King of England thou he came from Le Mans

Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France, Queen of England, Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right, and Mother of two English Kings, and two European Queens. A brilliant politician, a patron of the arts, and one of the most powerful and influential women of the middle ages. She died at the age of 82 in 1204. “She was beautiful and just, imposing and modest, humble and elegant”; and, as the nuns of Fontevrault wrote in their necrology, a queen “who surpassed almost all the queens of the world.”

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.

This woman was amazing. First woman to ask for a divorce. First woman to lead an army. Didn't let the men in her life tell her what to do.

Absolute power doesn’t always corrupt absolutely. (History Witch)

Les maitresses du pouvoir Anne Boleyn et Henry VIII

Ces maîtresses d’hommes de pouvoir

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Jane Seymour, Queen of England . Jane Seymour was the third wife of King Henry VIII of England. She was a lady-in-waiting to both of Henry's first two wives, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn.

King John of England effigy at Worcester Cathedral, England. John was the youngest son of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. He succeeded to the throne after his childless brother Richard the Lionheart was shot with an arrow that hit his shoulder. A surgeon called a "butcher" by some, carelessly removed it. Swiftly the wound became gangrenous. He died days later on 6 April 1199.

King John of England effigy at Worcester Cathedral, England. John was the youngest son of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. King John is my great grandfather.

Looted Viking treasure is discovered in British Museum store

Looted Viking treasure is discovered in British Museum store

An ornate, gilded Celtic disc brooch dating from the eighth or ninth century, re-discovered in the British Museum's storehouse. Looted by Vikings and excavated at a site in Lilleberge in Norway in the

But, not only can Anne Boleyn be linked to Edward I, she can also be linked to Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II.Eleanor of Castile, Edward I’s first wife, was the great- great-granddaughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II of England so that links Anne Boleyn not only to Edward I but also to Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II

Alienor with her son, John "Lackland" (Chapelle Sainte Radegonde de Poitiers) Alienor, queen of England, widow of Henry II, to Pope Celestin.

The lovely Genevieve Bujold as Anne Boleyn in "Anne of the Thousand Days."

The lovely Genevieve Bujold as Anne Boleyn in "Anne of the Thousand Days. The actress and movie that spawned my obsession with The Tudor era!

King Richard I Cour de Loin (Richard the Lionheart) House of Plantagenet 1189 - 1199

Richard I "The Lionheart", House of Plantagenet, September 1157 April son of Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine. King of England Confessions of a Ci-Devant: The Crusader's Bride: The Life of Berengaria of Navarre, Queen of England

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122 or 1124–1204) was the French wife of two medieval kings. After petitioning for her own divorce from her first husband, she negotiated her own marriage to Henry II of England. Eleanor was an especially active Queen Consort, as well as a capable ruler of her own domain in  Aquitaine. When Henry II tried to limit her autonomous power there, she, with the help of her sons, rebelled. Click through to the link to read an (abridged) biography of her fascinating life...

Top 10 (Plus 1) Women of the European Middle Ages

Merovingian - Eleanor of Aquitaine marries Henry II "Curtmantle" Plantagenet, King of England.

Robert Curthose (1054 - 1134). Eldest son of William I and Matilda of Flanders. Robert and his father did not get along leading William to want to disinherit Robert. He gave Robert the Duchy of Normandy and gave England to his second son, William Rufus. Robert launched a failed rebellion against his brother in 1088. When William II died his younger brother Henry I seized the throne, and Robert tried to invade again in 1101. In 1106 Henry took over Normandy from Robert.

Robert [Curthose] Duke of Normandy, dispossessed and imprisoned by younger brother Henry King of England, buried in Gloucester Cathedral

Eleanor of Aquitane - 12th century I have the material to do this dress.  It is in the planning stages.  =O

Eleanor of Aquitaine: among wealthiest, most powerful women in western Europe in High Middle Ages. From the Ramnulfid dynasty, rulers of southwestern ~ d. Poitiers, France) Spouse: Henry II of England Louis VII of France wiki ~Via Carmen Regina Weyer Uint

The Empress Dowager Cixi rose from the position of concubine to become the most powerful woman in China, in a reign that lasted 47 years – from 1861 to 1908. Seen here as a young woman, Cixi had the good fortune to bear the Xianfeng Emperor’s only male heir. After the death of the Emperor, Cixi ruled through her son, who was only five years old when his father died. Then, when the boy Emperor himself died at an early age, Cixi installed her nephew to the throne and ruled through him.

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The Empress Dowager Cixi rose from the position of concubine to become the most powerful woman in China, in a reign that lasted 47 years – from 1861 to Seen here as a young woman, Cixi had the fortune to bear the Xianfeng Emperor’s only male heir.

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