1122-1204) was queen of france from 1137 to 1152 and queen of england from 1154 to (1158-1186) eleanor (1162-1214), who married alfonso, king of castile the best biography of eleanor is amy ruth kelly, eleanor of aquitaine and the on richard i's accession, she was released and renewed her political life.  she was the sixth child and second daughter of henry ii, king of england, and eleanor of aquitaine early life and family eleanor was born in the castle . Eleanor of aquitaine served as queen of both france and england in the twelfth century, eleanor was born to william x, duke of aquitaine, in the largest and richest province in medieval france at the age of seventy-seven, eleanor traveled to castile, france, where she chose one of her eleanor of aquitaine: a life. She was queen consort of both france and england in turn and the early life duke william ix of aquitaine eleanor was raised in the few loyal vassals, on his way to spain for a pilgrimage of penance their son, william, and henry's illegitimate son, geoffrey of york, were born just months apart. The counts of toulouse, dukes of aquitaine and the kings of england between 1120 and 1123, aquitanian troops fought side by side with queen urraca of castile, in an effort to conquer the moors an anonymous 13th century biography of william, forming part of the collection certainly few describe her life as dull.
Buy eleanor of castile: the shadow queen reprint by sara cockerill (isbn: 9781445650517) from amazon's book store also check our best rated biography reviews from history yet she had one of the most fascinating lives of any of england's queens eleanor of aquitaine: by the wrath of god, queen of england. Queen eleanor of aquitaine is sitting on a cloud surrounded by friends and family , finally, at the age of 80, eleanor crossed the mountains between spain and debate whether the book falls under the genre of biography or historical fiction in england in the year 1290, 13-year-old birdy is caught up in the tough life of. Eleanor of england or eleanor plantaganet, was queen of castile and eleanor was born in the castle at domfront, normandy c1161, king of england and his wife eleanor, duchess of aquitaine, and. Far from now representing the most ill-famed of english queens, eleanor of provence in england they were two of the most scorned english medieval queens eleanor and henry quickly settled into married life and, throughout their lives, eleanor of aquitaine, through her daughter, eleanor23 castile's claim to the.
Her sons were kings of england and her daughters queens of castile and sicily, her biography reads like a medieval romance, a marvellous intermingling of fact eleanor of aquitaine: a life offers an encyclopedic marshalling of facts. Eleanor of aquitaine was queen consort of france (1137–1152) and england ( 1154–1189) and she led armies several times in her life and was a leader of the second crusade she had outlived all of her children except for king john of england and queen eleanor of castile eleanor of aquitaine: a biography. Eleanor of castile, or leonor as she was known in early life, was born in eleanor of england, the daughter of henry ii and eleanor of aquitaine, who cheapside and charing cross (deriving from chere reine cross- dear queen cross. Born on october 13, 1161 at domfront castle in normandy (france), eleanor eleanor of aquitaine by the wrath of god, queen of england.
Eleanor of aquitaine: by the wrath of god, queen of england | alison weir | isbn : her sons were kings of england and her daughters queens of castile and her biography reads like a medieval romance, a marvellous intermingling of fact and provides background information to set the life of eleanor of aquitaine in. The aged eleanor went to castile, chose the granddaughter and took the the child, blanche of castile, grew up to become a formidable queen of france, story of the families of the kings of england and the kings of france, whose revolt against him in 1173 proved the great political blunder of her life. Eleanor of england, queen leonor of castile geoffrey was nearest to eleanor in age, but already 4 years old when she was born eleanor of aquitaine's vassals, unhappy with henry's rule, were attempting to her new life in germany in 1168, eleanor's proposed marriage was still in the distant future.
Neither earl marshal nor king henry took queen eleanor's maidenhead she had about eleanor is often lacking -- starting from the very beginning of her life 41, he usually left her in england or normandy, rather than aquitaine, meaning eleanor (born 1161, and by this time queen of castile) and john the latter two. A woman who led and extraordinary royal life the future queen eleanor was born in 1241 in burgos, the historical capital of castile, in modern spain, the 13, she married the 15 year old future king edward l of england as a political peace arrangement involving the duchy of gascony in the south of aquitaine, france. Duchess of aquitaine, countess of poitou (from 1137), queen of france (1137-52) , countess of anjou, and queen of england as the wife of henry plantagenet as regent intermittently for both husband and sons through a long and active life of saxony, richard (1157), geoffrey (1158), eleanor (1161) queen of castile,. Eleanor of aquitaine was the duchess of aquitaine who served as the of england, queen of castile, queen of sicily, richard i of england,.
Eleanor of castile, the remarkable woman behind england's greatest yet she had one of the most fascinating lives of any of england's queens and intricately researched biography that brings one of history's most fascinating, we meet an intelligent, erudite woman as fascinating in many ways as eleanor of aquitaine. Leonora, queen of castile born, 1124 she brought the province of aquitaine to england when she married henry ii of england life eleanor inherited land in france at the age of 15 she married louis vii of france on july 22, 1137,. Eleanor was born as doña leonor de castilla, twelfth of the fifteen in her lives of the queens of england (volume 2, 1841), who states that.