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Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Jean Flori and Editions Payot

Abstract

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1124–1204) still fascinates and intrigues historians today, who continue to try to penetrate the mystery surrounding her extraordinary life. Twice queen – of France as the wife of Louis VII, then of England as the wife of Henry II – and mother of three kings, she came into contact with famous churchmen such as Suger, Bernard de Clairvaux, and Thomas Becket; travelled across Europe; lived to be eighty; reigned for sixty-seven years; and produced getting on for a dozen offspring at a time when many women died in childbirth. In old age, Eleanor retired to the Abbey of Fontev ... More

Keywords: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Louis VII, Henry II, Suger, Bernard de Clairvaux, Thomas Becket, Abbey of Fontevraud, Richard I, Lionheart

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748622955
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean Flori, author

Editions Payot, author