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Aliénor of Aquitaine [1122-1204] -- Queen of England

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Queen of England (1154-1189)
Queen of France
Duchess of Aquitaine (fr.1137)
a/k/a
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eleanor of Guienne

She succeeded her father, William X, as duchess of Aquitaine. She had been married by him to Prince Louis, who a month later succeeded as Louis VII of France.

She took the unprecedented step of following her husband on crusade (1147-1149), resulting in a papal bull forbidding women on any future crusading expeditions.

Divorced from Louis in 1152 on the pretext of consanguinity, she thus regained Aquitaine which she brought to England within a year when she married Henry Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, later King Henry II of England. This provided a basis for 400 years of French-English strife.

Her continued support of her rebellious sons against Henry resulted in her confinement for twelve years.

She was an able and strong-minded woman -- exactly as portrayed by Kate Hepburn in the 1968 film, The Lion in Winter.  -30-
 

Chronology

1137/04/09
Accedes as duchess of Aquitaine on her father's death
1137/07/22
Marries Prince Louis Capet
1137/08/01
Louis accedes as Louis VII, King of France
1147-1149
On Second Crusade, with husband Louis
1152/03/21
Divorced from Louis
1152/05/18
Marries Henry Plantagenet, Ct Anjou
1154
Henry accedes as Henry II, King of England
1154-1189
Queen of England
1173-1174
She supports her sons in the Great Rebellion against their father
1174-1189
She is confined under house arrest to Winchester by Henry
1189/07/06
Henry dies, succeeded by son as Richard I, King of England
1204/03/31
Eleanor dies in Fontévrault Abbey, Anjou

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