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Eleanor of AquitaineQueen and Rebel$
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Jean Flori and Editions Payot

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748622955

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.001.0001

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The Captive Queen

The Captive Queen

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(p.118) 6 The Captive Queen
Source:
Eleanor of Aquitaine
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Jean Flori

Olive Classe

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0007

Though generous to his rebel sons and his vanquished enemies, Henry II was unrelenting where his wife was concerned. He had her shut up in the keep at Salisbury, Old Sarum. The confinement was neither strict nor total, although two things happened that countered the danger. First, the Holy See expressed its strong objection to an ending of the marriage. The Pope's envoy was not to be moved. He had probably realised that the King of England wanted to rid himself of his wife in order to marry his mistress, and such a thing was strictly forbidden by canon law. Then there was the sudden death of Eleanor of Aquitaine's rival, Rosamond Clifford. This chapter explores how great a part Eleanor's personal grievances played in her sons' rebellion, which she had supported and very probably inspired.

Keywords:   Henry II, Salisbury, Old Sarum, confinement, Pope, mistress, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Rosamond Clifford, rebellion

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