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  Eleanor of Aquitaine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The oldest of three children, her father was William X, Duke of Aquitaine, and her mother was Aenor de Châtellerault, the daughter of Aimeric I, Vicomte of Chatellerault.
She became heiress to Aquitaine, the largest and richest of the provinces that would become modern France, when her brother, William Aigret, died as a baby.
Louis became involved in a war with Theobald II of Champagne, by permitting Raoul I of Vermandois and seneschal of France, to repudiate his wife, Theobald's niece, and to marry Petronilla of Aquitaine, Eleanor's sister.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eleanor_of_Aquitaine   (2033 words)

 Royalty.nu - Angevin Royal History - Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England and France
But the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Louis VII never truly recovered from Eleanor's scandalous behavior in Antioch, and in 1152 Louis granted Eleanor the annulment she desired.
Eleanor of Aquitaine by Marion Meade is a biography with a feminist point of view.
Eleanor of Aquitaine: Heroine of the Middle Ages by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/England/Angevin/Eleanor.html   (2290 words)

 French holidays - Aquitaine in the south-west of France
Aquitaine, in the south-west of France is the largest of the French regions.
The varied Aquitaine region includes not only the prehistoric caves, villages and rolling river valleys of the Dordogne and the Bordeaux vineyards, but also the rocky Pyrénées mountain chain, the Basque country, the flat forest land of the Landes and the medieval castles and villages in Lot-et-Garonne.
Aquitaine's coastline is flanked by large numbers of pine forests that make up most of the Landes département.
www.vacances-france.com /Pages/Region%20Information/Aquitaine%20Information.htm   (842 words)

Aquitaine combines a mild, coastal climate with humidity in the interior and winter snow in the mountains.
In 1137, the fifteen year old Eleanor of Aquitaine inherited the title to the Duchy of Aquitaine and became themost rich and powerful woman in France and at this young age was also wed to meet political means.
Her grandfather William IX of Aquitaine was the first known troubadour and his encouragement of this music based on the regional dialect - langue d'oc - and favoured by the aristocracy was extensive.
www.gitesandmore.co.uk /Aquitaine.htm   (1579 words)

 Francekeys.com ® - Aquitaine Region - Tourism, Leisure, and Travel in France
Bordeaux, the capital of Aquitaine, is situated 350 miles southwest of Paris.
With an abundance of prehistoric sites and a fascinating variety of artifacts, it is no wonder that the region is referred to as the "Cradle of the Arts." The outstanding finds at Lascaux, La Madeleine, and Rouffignac, the abbeys, fortresses, and châteaux, and the Gallo-Roman remains will delight those interested in architecture and archaeology.
Aquitaine abounds with time-honored recipes and new cuisine, with local specialties like truffles and foie gras to whet the appetite of the gourmet.
www.francekeys.com /english/regions/aquitaine.shtml   (377 words)

 Aquitaine. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
After the separation of Gascony from Aquitaine (7th cent.), the area N of the Garonne was considered Aquitaine proper.
From 670, Aquitaine was ruled by semi-independent native dukes, but an Arab invasion (718) forced the Aquitanian duke Eudes to seek the protection of the Frankish ruler Charles Martel, who defeated (732) the Arabs.
After the death (838) of Louis’s son Pepin I, Louis added Aquitaine to the West Frankish kingdom of Neustria (France) and granted it to his youngest son Charles the Bald (Charles II, emperor of the West).
www.bartleby.com /65/aq/Aquitain.html   (462 words)

 Eleanor of Aquitaine - Notable Women Ancestors
Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204), renowned for her cultivated intelligence and great beauty, was queen to two kings and mother of two others.
Eleanor was a granddaughter of Guillaume (William) IX of Aquitaine (1070-1127), who was one of the first and most famous troubadours.
Heiress of the duchy of Aquitaine, the orphaned Eleanor was married to Louis VII King of France in 1137 at age 15, bringing into the union her vast possessions from the River Loire to the Pyrenees.
www.rootsweb.com /~nwa/aquit.html   (1387 words)

 Female Hero: Eleanor of Acquitaine After The Crusades (Women in World History Curriculum)
Eleanor was wealthy because she was heiress of the duchy of Aquitaine, one of the greatest fiefs in Europe.
Aquitaine was like a separate nation with lands extending in southwestern France from the river Loire to the Pyrenees.
Marion Mead, Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography, Penguin, 1992.
www.womeninworldhistory.com /EofAreturns.html   (894 words)

 - Aquitaine: Home Page
Aquitaine Bar à Vin Bistrot has established itself as the premier French Bistro in the South End.
Aquitaine's ambiance echoes the cutting-edge sophistication of a modern Parisian Bistro.
Aquitaine's wine program is ambitious in both pricing and structure.
www.aquitaineboston.com   (230 words)

As part of Aquitaine the land was fought over by the French and English during the Hundred Years’ War.
It is primarily located in the Département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques in the extreme southwestern corner of the present day French region of Aquitaine.
The Pays Basque's climate, and that of the Region of Aquitaine, is very wet, with rainfall exceeding 120 inches (3,000 mm) per year in the mountains.
www.french-at-a-touch.com /French_Regions/Aquitaine/aquitaine_2.htm   (633 words)

 Eleanor of Aquitaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Her father was William, styled the Toulousan, of Aquitaine, the tenth duke of that name to inherit the Aquitaine; not surprisingly, William X was the son of Eleanor's living grandfather, William IX, styled the Troubadour.
The title says it all and although Eleanor of Aquitaine wasn't Norman, the strategies Eleanor Searle were in effect during her lifetime.
The 11th and 12th century-- especially in and around the Aquitaine -- had seen a number of formidable women who wielded dynastic power well and in their own right, and Eleanor was related to most of them.
www.lynnabbey.com /html/eleanor_of_aquitaine.htm   (2215 words)

 Eleanor of Aquitaine - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Eleanor of Aquitaine
Queen of France 1137–51 as wife of Louis VII, and of England from 1154 as wife of Henry II.
She was the daughter of William X, Duke of Aquitaine, and was married 1137–52 to Louis VII of France, but the marriage was annulled.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Eleanor+of+Aquitaine   (140 words)

 ORB Bibliographies: Eleanor of Aquitaine
Images of Eleanor of Aquitaine are refracted through the lenses of 'history, legend and literature' in Owen's novel approach to his subject.
Nonetheless, this is an eminently readable introduction to studies of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Brooke, Christopher, 'The Marriage of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine', The Historian 20 (1988):3-8.
www.the-orb.net /bibliographies/eleanor.html   (1990 words)

 aquitaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
She inherited the duchy of Aquitaine from her father in 1137, the same year in which she was married to Louis VII of France.
Eleanor continued to be prominent in public affairs until she retired to the abbey in Fontevrault, France, where she died on April 1, 1204.
Son of William IX; at death betrothed his daughter to Louis VII of France, thus uniting France and Aquitaine.
website.lineone.net /~johnbidmead/aquitaine.htm   (343 words)

 The Musical Influence of Eleanor of Aquitaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most significant historical figures of the middle ages.
In 1137, at the age of fifteen, she inherited the duchy of Aquitaine, which comprised nearly one-third of France; this ensured her a unique existence as a politically powerful woman of the middle ages.
Richard the Lion-Hearted, was a troubadour himself, and her two daughters from Louis, Marie and Aelis helped to spread the music of the trouveres throughout northern France once the troubadour movement started to fall out of favor in the thirteenth century.
www.vanderbilt.edu /Blair/Courses/MUSL242/johnspa1.htm   (897 words)

 Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eleanor was the daughter and heiress of William X, duke of Aquitaine and count of Poitiers, who possessed one of the largest domains in France—larger, in fact, than those held by the French king.
Upon William's death in 1137 she inherited the Duchy of Aquitaine and in July 1137 married the heir to the French throne, who succeeded his father, Louis VI, the following month.
According to feudal customs, Eleanor then regained possession of Aquitaine, and two months later she married the grandson of Henry I of England, Henry Plantagenet, count of Anjou and duke of Normandy.
www.hfac.uh.edu /gbrown/philosophers/leibniz/BritannicaPages/EleanorAquitaine/EleanorAquitaine.html   (859 words)

 Self Catering Holiday Villas Cottages Apartments Alternative Aquitaine South West France
We are an independent, UK-based holiday lettings company specialising in villas, cottages and apartments in the Aquitaine region of south west France.
Aquitaine is a well-known name but a relatively unexplored corner of France.
So, whether you are already a regular visitor to Aquitaine or looking for an alternative to Brittany, the Côte d’Azur or the Dordogne, we'd be delighted to help you.
www.alternative-aquitaine.com   (211 words)

Eleanor of Aquitaine - Eleanor of Aquitaine European queen Born: 1122?– Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most...
Eleanor of Aquitaine - Eleanor of Aquitaine, 1122?–1204, queen consort first of Louis VII of France and then of...
John, king of England - John, 1167–1216, king of England (1199–1216), son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
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 MARIE DE CHAMPAGNE AND ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Until recently, the influence of Eleanor of Aquitaine upon her daughter, Marie de Champagne, was taken for granted.
Although it is true that no charter remains nor chronicle exists that attests to the emotional bond or even a meeting of the two women after 1152, the absence of such documentation is no certainty that such a meeting never took place.
It is also significant to note that she is cited in the vida as the wife of Jaufre de Tonnay, a name associated with the court of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II, which provides an intriguing link between the poet Rigaut and the court of Queen Eleanor.
perso.magic.fr /relet/StLoup/Les_Protagonistes/Marie_de_France/MARIE_DE_CHAMPAGNE_ET_ALIENOR_D_AQUITAINE.htm   (3754 words)

 ALA | Eleanor of Aquitaine
Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine is sitting on a cloud surrounded by friends and family, waiting for the arrival of her second husband, King Henry II of England.
He was present when Prince Louis, son of King Louis VI of France, learned that he was to marry Eleanor, daughter of the late William, duke of Aquitaine.
Meltzer presents brief biographies of 10 queens, including Eleanor of Aquitaine, who were determined to succeed in the male-dominated world in which they lived.
www.ala.org /ala/booklinksbucket/eleanoraquitaine.htm   (1845 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Aquitaine thus became part of the Angevin empire, along with Gascogne, with which it had been united since 1052.
The second quarter is an allusion to the château of Belin, and, through the two fleurs de lis, to the two occasions when the commune was under the rule of the capetians.
Under Louis VII Bordeaux became the capital of the Duchy of Guienne, and in 1152 passed to Henri de Normandie, later Henry II of England, by his marriage to Eleanor, Eliénor, of Aquitaine and Guienne.
www.briantimms.com /chf/18aquitaine.htm   (11772 words)

 BBC - History - The Character and Legacy of Henry II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On 18th May 1152, the young prince Henry married Eleanor of Aquitaine, the cast-off wife of King Louis VII of France.
But Henry and Eleanor had been to all intents and purposes estranged since the birth of John in 1167, and her actions are always geared towards her sons and Aquitaine.
Henry's little peccadilloes were of more interest to the chroniclers than they seem to have been to Eleanor (though the implications of a divorce are likely to have stung her into action).
www.bbc.co.uk /history/state/monarchs_leaders/henryii_character_04.shtml   (497 words)

 Leisure activities and tourist information for Aquitaine, France
Aquitaine is a very diverse region, ranging from the Pointe de Grave in the north to the Spanish border in the south, with the Pyrenees Atlantique coastline, which name means the united contrast of the sea and the mountains.
Aquitaine is the wine region par excellence with for example The Margaux, Medoc, Sauterne and Saint Emilion vineyards appreciated all over the world.
The Aquitaine coasts are famous for their longest sandy beaches in the world, so come and discover this little sunny paradise!!!
www.holiday-gites.com /leisure/aquitaine/default_aquitaine.asp   (307 words)

 Aquitaine travel guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Located in the North-Eastern part of Dordogne, the department that borders on Corrèze and Haute-Vienne, this massive château was built upon an ancient Roman camp, dominating a magnificent region, as a hinge between Limousin and Aquitaine.
During the XIIth century, it was the stake of rivalry between the famous troubadour Bertran de Born and his brother Constantin for the succession to King of England Henry II Plantagenêt.
Surrounded by flowery terraces that have been classified as a Historical Monument, first Garden of Aquitaine and one of the most beautiful gardens in France, Hautefort harmoniously combines medieval defenses with a classic main building.
www.webscapades.com /france/sudouest/region-guide.htm   (7817 words)

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